April 13, 1911: Cobb and Crawford lead Tigers to Opening Day victory

Who is the most valuable to a ball club – a star pitcher of…

April 20, 1912: Red Sox open Fenway Park with extra-innings win over New York

Boston's Fenway Park is pictured in 1912, the year it opened…
Babe Ruth (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

April 12, 1916: Babe Ruth’s throwing error costs him an Opening Day shutout

The Boston Red Sox opened their 1916 season at home. They were…
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May 8, 1901: Boston wins first home game in Red Sox franchise history

“The diamond shone in the sun like a great canvas of freshly…

April 20, 1916: Chicago Cubs play their first game at Wrigley Field

During the 2017 baseball season, the Chicago Cubs surpassed 8,000…

April 23, 1914: Chicago Feds open Weeghman Park, later known as Wrigley Field

The Federal League Kansas City Packers and Chicago Chi-Feds played…

April 16, 1918: Reds’ Pete Schneider tosses one-hitter on Opening Day

It was the “first opening game since our energies have been…

April 15, 1918: Truck Hannah debuts against Walter Johnson on Opening Day

Only 17 men born in North Dakota have appeared in a major-league…

April 22, 1891: The storm after the rain: Cubs get best of Pirates on Opening Day

Surely, preparation would not be an issue for Pittsburgh’s…

May 2, 1874: Cal McVey leads Red Stockings to an Opening Day victory

Mother Nature and Old Man Winter were not yet in a “base ball”…
Navin Field, 1912 (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

April 20, 1912: Frank Navin’s field of dreams opens in Detroit

The first game to be played at Navin Field was scheduled for…

April 18, 1895: Phillies stand up to rowdy Orioles on Opening Day

The Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles were a study…

April 11, 1907: Reds celebrate a ‘grand’ Opening Day with win over Pirates

By 1907, Opening Day was one of the grand sporting and social…

April 14, 1910: Walter Johnson impresses President Taft on Opening Day

On Opening Day, April 14, 1910, more than 14,000 fans filled…

April 22, 1876: A new age begins with inaugural National League game

It is perhaps fitting that the National League played its first…