Connie Johnson (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

April 17, 1953: Two Black pitchers square off for first time in White major leagues

Connie Johnson, at age 30, joined the Chicago White Sox in the…

June 28, 1949: Joe DiMaggio returns to Yankees after missing first 65 games

“Casey Stengel and the Yankees felt a new season was beginning…
Bob Feller (TRADING CARD DB)

August 24, 1945: Bob Feller returns to baseball after World War II

Bob Feller’s return to major-league baseball after 44 months…
Grover Cleveland Alexander with the Chicago Cubs (CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM, CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, SDN-064431)

May 9, 1919: Pete Alexander’s return from World War I spoiled by Ray Fisher, Reds

There died a myriad of them, And of the best, among them, For…
Amos Rusie (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

April 27, 1897: Amos Rusie returns from a year away with dominant start for Giants

“[W]ith his great right arm in splendid order,” gushed the…

April 20, 1886: The triumphant return of Tony Mullane

On the afternoon of April 20, 1886, some 3,500 fans gathered…
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…
Paul Schreiber (TRADING CARD DB)

September 4, 1945: Yankees’ Paul Schreiber returns to play after 22-year absence

On Tuesday, September 4, 1945, the Detroit Tigers and the New…
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…
Willie Mays (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

June 1, 1962: Willie Mays, Giants return to New York for first time, beat the Mets

On August 18, 1957, came an anticipated yet numbing announcement.…
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…
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…
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…

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

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

July 1, 1945: Tigers’ Hank Greenberg returns to baseball

“We’ll all have the answer pretty soon. Hank Greenberg is…