April 12, 1981: Bruce Sutter earns first save for Cardinals

It didn’t take long for St. Louis Cardinals fans to appreciate…

April 17, 1981: A’s dominate Mariners in home opener for ninth straight win

The Oakland Athletics started the 1981 season with an 11-game…

April 18, 1981: A first pitch for writer Eugenia Price

When inspirational writer Eugenia Price discovered St. Simons…
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April 22, 1981: Cardinals’ Lary Sorensen shuts out Cubs

The revamped St. Louis Cardinals were off to a rousing start…

May 10, 1981: Expos' Charlie Lea pitches a 'Giant' no-hitter

Montreal’s 24-year-old right-hander Charlie Lea was an unlikely…

May 15, 1981: Cleveland's Len Barker makes history with perfect game against Blue Jays

Who could have foreseen that the Friday evening matchup between…

May 19, 1981: Jim Bibby's near no-hitter

On the evening of Tuesday, May 19, 1981, a scant crowd of 5,514…

August 9, 1981: Gary Carter's two homers power NL to All-Star victory

For nearly two months in the summer of 1981, major-league stadiums…

August 10, 1981: Cal Ripken Jr. makes his major-league debut

Monday, August 10, may well have been the most important day…

September 21, 1981: Expos win 17-inning thriller over Phillies

This game had everything that makes baseball great — nail-biting…

September 26, 1981: Nolan Ryan breaks Koufax's mark with fifth no-hitter

When Nolan Ryan signed on November 19, 1979, what at the time…

October 3, 1981: Montreal Expos clinch franchise's first playoff berth

With a 1½-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals and just two…

October 4, 1981: White Sox overcome 7-run deficit to win season finale

The Chicago White Sox had played well in the first half of…

October 7, 1981: Expos win first MLB postseason game played outside U.S.

To say that the Montreal Expos faced some adversity on the road…

October 11, 1981: Steve Rogers leads Expos to NLCS

For Game Five of the 1981 mini-series playoff between the Montreal…

October 14, 1981: Expos' Ray Burris outduels Valenzuela to even up NLCS

It looked like the best-of-five National League Championship…

October 16, 1981: Expos' Steve Rogers wins Game 3 of NLCS

Steve Rogers was preparing for a showdown against the Pittsburgh…