October 20, 1874: Boston Red Stockings clinch third National Association title

Not all important baseball wins are the product of exciting,…

September 10-13, 1883: Grasshopper Jim Whitney snatches the pennant

In September 1883 a key late-season series in Boston pitted perennial…

October 6, 1890: The first worst-to-first team

In 1889, the Louisville Colonels of the American Association…

October 10, 1904: Jack Chesbro uncorks a wild one

The band played Tessie as the penultimate game of the 1904 season…

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

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

September 29, 1924: First in war, first in peace, now first in the American League

This was it, a day when a dream could come true for three generations…

September 30, 1934: Dizzy Dean wins 30th game as Cardinals clinch NL pennant

“If a showman had arranged it,” opined the AP’s Paul Mickelson,…

September 28, 1939: A trifecta for McKechnie, a pennant for Cincinnati

The Reds were on the brink. Twenty years removed from their only…

September 27, 1940: Tigers clinch American League pennant behind Floyd Giebell

The Cleveland Indians certainly started off the 1940 season in…

October 1, 1944: Finally, the Browns! St. Louis captures first American League pennant

Chet Laabs of the St. Louis Browns is carried off the field…

September 26, 1948: Boston Braves win National League pennant

For the first time in 34 years, the National League pennant returned…

October 3, 1951: The Giants win the pennant!

On August 11, 1951, the second-place New York Giants trailed…

September 30, 1956: Brooklyn Dodgers win NL pennant on final day of season

The reigning World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers finally made…

September 20, 1961: Roger Maris hits 59th home run as Yankees clinch pennant

Wednesday, September 20, 1961, offered the last chance for Roger…

September 26, 1961: Cincinnati Reds clinch first NL pennant in 21 years

The 1961 Cincinnati Reds1 were a pre-season pick to finish sixth…

October 4, 1964: Cards finally get best of Mets to clinch NL pennant

The St. Louis Cardinals must have been pinching themselves. On…

September 26, 1965: A pennant for the Twins

The magic number was one. A Minnesota win or Baltimore loss…

October 1, 1967: Tigers drop season finale to give Red Sox the AL pennant

One of the most exciting and dramatic pennant races in big-league…