July 16, 1866: Lipman Pike’s home run record

On July 16, 1866, the Athletics of Philadelphia played a ballgame…

October 26, 1874: Red Stockings' Al Spalding wins 50th game of the season

Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn posted a 59-12 record for the National…

May 8, 1878: Three in one? Paul Hines' unassisted triple play

The baseball game played on May 8, 1878, between Providence and…

June 25, 1881: George Gore’s theft spree

The Chicago White Stockings were the most powerful team in the…

June 7, 1884: Charlie Sweeney strikes out 19 for Providence

Providence, Rhode Island, was an awfully small city for two egos…

July 28, 1884: Old Hoss Radbourn: 59 or 60 victories?

Two remarkable pitchers powered Providence’s drive toward the…

August 14, 1888: Tim Keefe finally loses and "Casey at the Bat" premieres

The record for consecutive games won by a pitcher in a single…

June 10, 1892: Seven hits in seven tries for Wilbert Robinson

Until Rennie Stennett matched the feat in September of 1975,…

June 19, 1897: Wee Willie Keeler's 44-game hitting streak ends

Presumably due to his size, William Henry “Wee Willie” Keeler…

July 8, 1912: Jimmy Lavender and Cubs halt Rube Marquard's winning streak

Rube Marquard, a 25-year-old southpaw on the New York Giants,…
Babe Ruth, circa 1920 (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

July 19, 1920: Babe Ruth breaks his own record with 30th home run

With two months left in the 1920 season, the New York Yankees…

September 24, 1920: Babe Ruth hits 51st homer just hours after reaching milestone

With Babe Ruth’s 50th home run of the year in the record books,…

September 29, 1920: Babe Ruth hits 54th home run to cap off first season with Yankees

Babe Ruth was hammering the final stamp onto one of baseball’s…