September 28, 1941: With .400 at stake, Williams decides to play

The Red Sox split a Sunday doubleheader with Connie Mack’s…

September 28, 1941: Teddy Ballgame finishes at .406

With their A’s once again mired in the American League cellar,…

June 6, 1945: Boo Ferriss wins record 8th straight game to start career

Dave “Boo” Ferriss began his major-league career with an…

July 6, 1945: Tommy Holmes's greatest day and greatest season

On June 6, 1945, Tommy Holmes of the Boston Braves began a hitting…

July 25, 1947: Reds' Ewell Blackwell sets modern NL record with 16th straight victory

On Friday, July 25, 1947, Crosley Field was packed with 24,430…

July 6, 1949: Walker Cooper’s career day powers Reds over hapless Cubs

Remember the name: Walker Cooper. Granted, the All-Star catcher…

May 25, 1953: Braves' Max Surkont sets modern consecutive strikeout record

Many pitchers in baseball history have been associated with strikeouts.…

October 1, 1961: Roger Maris surpasses Babe Ruth with 61st home run

On October 1, 1961, ending a quest that had enthralled both the…

September 12, 1962: Tom Cheney strikes out a record 21 batters

In 2019 a record 42,823 batters struck out1 — more than 17…

July 18, 1964: Pete Rose drives in six runs as Reds hammer first-place Phillies

A “sticky wicket” of summer heat1 shrouded Crosley Field…

September 8, 1965: Bert Campaneris plays all nine positions for Athletics

On Campy Campaneris Night1 at Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium,…

September 9, 1965: 'A million butterflies' and one perfect game for Sandy Koufax

On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax became the first major-league…

July 3, 1966: Braves pitcher Tony Cloninger clouts two grand slams

The 1966 baseball season was the first for the Braves in Atlanta.…

September 14, 1968: Denny McLain's 30th victory

Denny McLain began the morning the same as he always did. His…

October 2, 1968: Bob Gibson strikes out 17 to set World Series record

Press previews of the opening game of the 1968 World Series understandably…

April 22, 1970: Mets' Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres batters

The day started well for Tom Seaver on April 22, 1970. He received…

April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron hammers historic 715th home run to break Babe Ruth's record

Baseball is a game of inches, but it is also a game of numbers.…