October 2, 1977: Dusty Baker hits 30th homer, receives first-ever high-five from Glenn Burke in Dodgers’ loss to Astros

His career curtailed by prejudice, his life by AIDS, Glenn Burke…

April 3, 1982: Twins shut out Phillies in exhibition to open the Metrodome

It was a “perfect” Saturday night for baseball: 19 degrees…
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…
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August 2, 1973: George Brett makes his debut with Kansas City Royals

In late July of the 1973 season, Royals third baseman Paul Schaal…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 8, 1975: Frank Robinson debuts as first black manager in major leagues

"It was a tremendous day for me, a day I’ll always remember,…

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

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

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

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

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

When Ontario Premier David Peterson aimed a laser pointer upward…

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…

July 27, 1975: Red Sox double whitewash Yankees in Guidry’s debut (Game 2)

With a six-hitter in which he walked just one, Roger Moret pitched…

April 9, 1974: Padres owner Ray Kroc throws a tirade

The San Diego Padres had not had a good beginning to 1974. They…

June 28, 1976: The Bird captivates the nation

Baseball fans throughout the country in 1976 had been hearing…

September 9, 1977: Whitaker and Trammell make their debut

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

June 23, 1984: The Sandberg Game

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