April 20, 1886: The triumphant return of Tony Mullane

On the afternoon of April 20, 1886, some 3,500 fans gathered…
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…
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…
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…

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

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

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

“Casey Stengel and the Yankees felt a new season was beginning…
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,…
Mickey Mantle (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

August 4, 1963: Mickey Mantle returns to Yankees in a pinch

Mickey Mantle, known for his prodigious home runs, was also known…