Bill Rapps and Gus Hetling (TRADING CARD DB)
Jack Chesbro (TRADING CARD DB)

October 7, 1904: Jack Chesbro wins 41st game of season for New York Highlanders

The New York Highlanders had come quickly, rushing into the American…
Babe Ruth, circa 1921 (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…

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…

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,…

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

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

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

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

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…

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

Two remarkable pitchers powered Providence’s drive toward the…

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

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

June 25, 1881: George Gore’s theft spree

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

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

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

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

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