Dennis Eckersley (TRADING CARD DB)

June 28, 1972: Dennis Eckersley throws shutout for Reno Silver Sox in pro baseball debut

On June 29, 1972, newspaper readers in one California city learned…

September 16, 1972: Mike Schmidt’s first career home run is a game-winner

The Philadelphia Phillies selected future Hall of Famer Mike…
Tom Seaver (TRADING CARD DB)

April 13, 1967: Mets win in Tom Seaver’s major-league debut

After starting their 1967 season with a loss, just as they had…

April 20, 1967: Mets beat Cubs to give Tom Seaver his first major-league victory

After four years in the National League cellar, the New York…
Bernie Brewer, circa 2004 (TRADING CARD DB)

August 16, 1970: Bat Day crowd brings the original Bernie Brewer down in Milwaukee

One of baseball’s most beloved and enduring mascots is Milwaukee’s…
George Brett (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

August 2, 1973: George Brett makes his debut with Kansas City Royals

In late July of the 1973 season, Royals third baseman Paul Schaal…
Larry Yount (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

September 15, 1971: Larry Yount makes his big-league debut, and farewell, for Astros

Among trivia buffs, Houston Astros pitcher Larry Yount is often…

April 8, 1969: San Diego Padres win inaugural major-league game

The 1969 Padres coaches gather around manager Preston Gomez…

April 8, 1969: Baseball returns to Kansas City as Royals win debut

Senator William Stuart Symington of Missouri was a fighter.…

April 15, 1972: Rangers throw away their first-ever game

The opening of the 1972 season was unforgettable in many ways,…

March 29, 1973: MLB experiments with Charlie Finley’s orange baseballs

In 1963 Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley proposed the…

September 1, 1971: Pirates field first all-Black lineup in baseball history

Willie Stargell, left, hugs his Pittsburgh Pirates teammate…

April 7, 1970: Milwaukee Brewers make their debut at County Stadium

It had been a long wait. The last time County Stadium hosted…

April 14, 1967: Red Sox’s Billy Rohr misses no-hitter by one out in MLB debut

“It’s a big place and I was nervous,” said Boston’s 21-year-old…

April 8, 1969: Bienvenue to MLB: Montreal Expos win inaugural game

Montreal mayor Jean Drepeau with (from left) John Bateman, Jim…

July 11, 1968: Earl Weaver wins his first game as Baltimore Orioles manager

The managerial move was finally made during the All-Star break.…

April 11, 1967: Kansas City A’s shock baseball by unveiling new white shoes

The Kansas City Athletics made history in…

April 7, 1969: Dodgers’ Bill Singer credited with first official save

A sellout crowd of 30,111 watched their hometown Cincinnati Reds…

June 22, 1969: Len Boehmer’s first hit wins it for Yanks

Len Boehmer spent most of this Sunday afternoon in the New York…