Boston Globe, April 20, 1919

April 19, 1919: Baseball resumes after World War I on Patriots Day in Boston

No matter your perspective, the 1919 Patriots Day opening day…
Gabby Street (TRADING CARD DB)

September 20, 1931: Cardinals' Gabby Street returns to field after 19 seasons

Charles Evard Street’s long winding path to St Louis had a…
Ted Williams (TRADING CARD DB)

April 16, 1946: Ted Williams returns to Red Sox after World War II

Would “The Kid” still have it? Opening Day of the 1946 season…
1951-Giants-researchbox-Mays-readbios

April 13, 1954: Willie Mays returns to Giants after service in Army

When the 1954 spring training began, the New York Giants had…
1954 Baltimore Orioles program (COURTESY OF THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

April 15, 1954: Orioles return to Baltimore after 52 years

The streets of Baltimore were jam-packed with an estimated 350,000…

May 30, 1962: Dodgers make first visit to New York since leaving Brooklyn

The Dodgers last played in Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957,…

September 25, 1965: Satchel Paige pitches three scoreless innings at age 59

Fans were treated to a piece of history when Satchel Paige “flaunted…

August 8, 1967: Tigers return to the Corner after 1967 race riot

In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 1967, Detroit…
Hank Aaron (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

April 11, 1975: Hank Aaron returns to Milwaukee, as a Brewer

“It’s a thrill not only playing baseball in Milwaukee, but…

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…

April 5, 1983: Tom Seaver makes his long-awaited return to Mets

Tom Seaver became a New York Met in a very unusual way. In 1966…