April 7, 1977: A snowy beginning for Toronto's major-league debut

From the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, Toronto was considered…

April 16, 1977: Montreal Expos earn first win in Olympic Stadium

Despite suffering through a miserable 55-107 campaign the prior…

May 11, 1977: Braves owner Ted Turner takes reins as manager

Budding media mogul Ted Turner, who had obtained the rights to…

September 9, 1977: Whitaker and Trammell make their debut

When Detroit Tigers manager Ralph Houk wrote out the lineup card…

June 9, 1980: Whitey Herzog wins first game as Cardinals manager

On the day of Whitey Herzog’s first game as manager of the…

June 28, 1980: Legend of 'Super Joe' Charboneau launches at Yankee Stadium

The legendary exploits of major-league baseball players are a…

August 10, 1981: Cal Ripken Jr. makes his major-league debut

Monday, August 10, may well have been the most important day…
Tony Gwynn (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

July 19, 1982: Tony Gwynn records two hits in his major-league debut for Padres

As the sun rose over San Diego on July 19, 1982, San Diego Padres…

June 23, 1984: The Sandberg Game

The Chicago Cubs were struggling. For the first two months of…

April 8, 1986: Will Clark produces thrill in major-league debut

Will Clark acquired his nickname, “The Thrill,” shortly after…

August 9, 1988: Cubs win first official night game at Wrigley Field

After rain washed out the Chicago Cubs’ initial attempt at…

April 3, 1989: Ken Griffey Jr. makes major-league debut for Mariners

The Seattle Mariners’ Opening Day 1989 turned out to be a special…

June 5, 1989: Blue Jays play first game in SkyDome

When Ontario Premier David Peterson aimed a laser pointer upward…

August 4, 1991: Mike Mussina tosses 4-hitter in MLB debut, but Orioles lose 1-0

On August 4, 1991, a sellout crowd of 41,0591 packed into Comiskey…

April 9, 1993: A Rocky Mountain high on Opening Day in Colorado

After decades of waiting, Denver would finally have a major-league…

September 17, 1993: Expos fans shower Curtis Pride with cheers after first hit

Baseball fans feel many emotions during the course of a game.…

April 4, 1994: Indians open Jacobs Field in style with extra-inning win

A new day dawned in Cleveland Indians baseball on April 4, 1994.…
Chipper Jones (TRADING CARD DB)

October 3, 1995: Chipper Jones homers twice in postseason debut for Braves

The first National League Division Series in major-league history…