September 22, 1911: Rookie Conwell's inglorious debut

On September 22, 1911, three rookies made their major league…

April 12, 1912: Cincinnati's Redland Field hosts its first game

The Cincinnati Reds started the 1912 season in a new venue, one…
Navin Field, 1912 (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

April 20, 1912: Frank Navin's field of dreams opens in Detroit

The first game to be played at Navin Field was scheduled for…

April 23, 1914: Chicago Feds open Weeghman Park, later known as Wrigley Field

The Federal League Kansas City Packers and Chicago Chi-Feds played…
Babe Ruth (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

July 11, 1914: Babe Ruth makes his major-league debut with Red Sox

Even before playing an inning of major-league baseball, Babe…

August 18, 1915: Braves Field opens in Boston

A brief glance at the box score for the mid-August game between…

April 20, 1916: Chicago Cubs play their first game at Wrigley Field

During the 2017 baseball season, the Chicago Cubs surpassed 8,000…

July 2, 1920: Cardinals get first win at Sportsman's Park as Doak swashbuckles Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals’ owner, Sam Breadon, generally shunned…
Broadcaster Harold Arlin of KDKA in 1925 (George Westinghouse Museum Collection, Detre Library & Archives Division, Senator John Heinz History Center Pittsburgh, PA)

October 3, 1921: A Negro League team plays in Sportsman’s Park for the first time

It was a groundbreaking event in White major-league baseball’s…

September 21, 1922: Doc Hamann makes inglorious debut for Indians

After a world championship in 1920 and a tight pennant race with…

June 15, 1923: Lou Gehrig plays first game in Yankee pinstripes

The year 1923 was a special one for fans of the New York Yankees…

June 2, 1925: Gehrig replaces Pipp as Miller Huggins shakes up Yankees lineup

In a ceremony at the White House in May 1925, President Calvin…

July 31, 1932: Lefty Grove shuts out Indians in first game at Cleveland Stadium

“Marvelous. It is the last word in baseball parks. A great…

April 29, 1934: Sunday professional baseball comes to Pittsburgh

In 1794, the legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania…

May 24, 1935: Reds fans see the lights in first night game in MLB history

Many baseball fans consider Branch Rickey the greatest innovator…

August 23, 1936: Bob Feller wins first career start for Cleveland Indians

We may have all been there at one time or another. You begin…