July 5, 1930: Black baseball comes to Yankee Stadium on behalf of the Pullman Porters

Yankee Stadium had been open for seven seasons when the summer…

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…

April 20, 1937: Bobby Doerr records 3 hits in his Red Sox debut

Bobby Doerr was an exemplary batsman in his first major-league…

June 11, 1937: Poffenberger gets best of Grove in debut

The Detroit Tigers found themselves on a nice little four-game…

April 23, 1940: Pee Wee Reese goes 1-for-3 in Dodgers debut

“I don’t want to play with Brooklyn.”1 It’s unthinkable…

September 17, 1941: Stan Musial makes his major-league debut

In spring training before the 1941 season, the St. Louis Cardinals…

August 7, 1942: First Negro League baseball game is broadcast on radio

While we take radio for granted today, when it came onto the…

September 28, 1943: George Kell debuts in Connie Mack’s all-rookie lineup

The Philadelphia Athletics were in the cellar of the eight-team…

June 10, 1944: At age 15, Reds' Joe Nuxhall becomes youngest player to appear in MLB game

On the afternoon of June 10, 1944, just 3,510 individuals came…

April 18, 1946: Jackie Robinson leads Montreal Royals' romp in regular-season debut

George Shuba greets Jackie Robinson at home plate on April…

September 22, 1946: Yogi Berra and Bobby Brown shine in MLB debut with Yankees

For the third straight year, the New York Yankees were not headed…

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson's major league debut

Jackie Robinson’s major league debut was more than just the…

September 28, 1947: Curt Simmons has a blazing debut for Phillies at age 18

The death of pitcher Bob Miller in September 2020 left only one…

August 3, 1948: Satchel Paige's first major-league start

The old saying “timing is everything” has been proved true…
Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson (TRADING CARD DB)

July 8, 1949: Hank Thompson, Monte Irvin debut for Giants in loss to Dodgers

“I think these two fellows can help us make some money and…