October 14, 1862: The Martyrdom of Jim Creighton

He has been called baseball’s first superstar, its first professional,…

June 29, 1909: Pirates bid farewell to Exposition Park in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates came home from a six-game road trip to…

October 6, 1911: Cy Young pitches his final game

Boston’s 1911 National League team was not a good ballclub.…

October 3, 1915: Chicago Whales clinch final Federal League title

A Rebel without a glove of glue allowed the Chicago Whales to…

May 25, 1935: Ruth smashes 3 homers in final hurrah

The bedraggled Boston Braves were already in their familiar…

April 30, 1939: Lou Gehrig plays his final game with Yankees

Baseball’s greatest streak ended on a cloudy spring afternoon…

May 2, 1939: Lou Gehrig's streak ends in Detroit

Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, renamed after 1935 for new owner…

August 27, 1949: Tiny Bonham's last game

The Pittsburgh Pirates were firmly entrenched in sixth place…

September 21, 1952: Braves bid adieu to Boston in home finale

The last home game of the 1952 season at Braves Field was played…

September 29, 1957: End of an era as Giants play final home game in New York

The New York Giants played their first game on May 1, 1883, and…

May 7, 1959: Roy Campanella Night

They numbered more than 90,000. To be precise, 93,103 people…

September 28, 1960: Ted Williams bids adieu to Boston fans with 521st home run

It was meant to happen. At least, it seemed that way.Triggering…

September 29, 1963: Stan Musial says goodbye in final game

There was symmetry to the first weeks of Stan Musial’s career…

July 24, 1965: Casey Stengel’s unexpected goodbye

The 36,921 fans who packed Shea Stadium on Saturday afternoon,…

September 22, 1965: Braves bid farewell to Milwaukee

If the impending departure of the Milwaukee Braves was considered…

September 25, 1965: Satchel Paige pitches three scoreless innings at age 59

Fans were treated to a piece of history when Satchel Paige “flaunted…