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…
Rocky Colavito (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

April 21, 1965: Rocky Colavito returns to Cleveland for home opener

The largest Opening Day crowd in 1965 poured into cavernous Municipal…

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…

April 8, 1969: Tony Conigliaro returns to Red Sox after near-fatal beaning

Greater Boston native son Tony Conigliaro was a star for the…
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…
Minnie Minoso (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

September 11, 1976: Minnie Miñoso returns to the majors after 12 seasons

In 1975 the Chicago White Sox, their owners teetering on bankruptcy,…

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…
Pete Rose (TRADING CARD DB)

August 17, 1984: Pete Rose stars in return to Reds

Pete Rose’s return to the Cincinnati Reds on August 17, 1984,…
Phil Niekro (TRADING CARD DB)

September 27, 1987: Phil Niekro returns to Braves for final start

Unless they announce their retirement in advance, very few players…
Dave Stewart (TRADING CARD DB)

October 27, 1989: A's, Giants return to field after World Series earthquake

After the San Francisco Giants lost the first two games of the…
Mike Norris (TRADING CARD DB)

April 11, 1990: Mike Norris makes a comeback against all odds

Baseball takes on an extended mythology when accompanied by a…

August 7, 1993: Cleveland's Bobby Ojeda returns to baseball after boat accident

For Baltimore, 1993 was a shining era in baseball. The Orioles…
Eddie Murray (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

July 22, 1996: Eddie Murray returns to Baltimore with a blast

In the summer of 1996, the Baltimore Orioles were looking to…
José Rijo (TRADING CARD DB)

August 17, 2001: José Rijo returns to the Reds

Going into a night game on Friday, August 17, 2001, the Cincinnati…