October 14, 1862: The Martyrdom of Jim Creighton

He has been called baseball’s first superstar, its first professional,…
Columbia Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania, date unknown (SABR PICTORIAL HISTORY COMMITTEE)

May 31, 1884: Mountain Citys fall in final major-league game played in Altoona

The Altoona Mountain Citys were a short-lived major-league…

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…

July 28, 1927: Walter Johnson records 417th and final career win for Senators

On April 27, 1926, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators…
Walter Johnson (TRADING CARD DB)

September 22, 1927: 'Big Train' Walter Johnson makes his last stop on the mound

The major sports story of the day for September 22, 1927, was…

May 25, 1935: Babe Ruth smashes three homers in final hurrah

The bedraggled Boston Braves were already in their familiar abode—the…

May 30, 1935: Babe Ruth plays his final major-league game with Boston Braves

Babe Ruth was released by the New York Yankees at the end of…

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…
Babe Ruth, circa 1934 (MLB.COM)

April 27, 1947: Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium

Two days before Thanksgiving 1946, Babe Ruth went to New York's…
Babe Ruth waves his hat to fans at Yankee Stadium. (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

June 13, 1948: Babe Ruth makes final visit to Yankee Stadium

New Yorkers awoke to a dismal morning on June 13, 1948. Raindrops…

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…