June 22, 1889: Sad-sack Louisville Colonels lose 26th game in a row

There are days when nothing goes right. In 1889 the Louisville…

June 29, 1897: The Chicago Colts' record romp for 36 runs

Nothing in the buildup suggested it would be remembered more…

September 16, 1899: Misfit Cleveland Spiders lose 24th in a row

It was a “Ladies Day,” but there were few ladies—or gentlemen,…

April 25, 1901: Tigers stage 9th-inning comeback in AL opener

More than a century ago, the Detroit Tigers staged the biggest…

July 19, 1915: Washington Senators set a stolen-base record, sort of

The 1915 Cleveland Indians, in their first year with that nickname…

June 13, 1916: Braves, Reds play longest scoreless duel in MLB history

Thanks to sterling pitching, no clutch hitting, and two umpiring…

August 25, 1922: Cubs and Phillies combine for 49 runs on 51 hits

From 1901 through the end of the 2015 major-league season, one…

May 11, 1923: Phillies and Cardinals clout 10 home runs in Baker Bowl barrage

It was “a baseball burlesque ... a wild slugfest with a flock…

June 1, 1923: New York Giants score in every inning to blast Phillies, 22-8

When the New York Giants visited Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl…

September 15, 1928: Braves play the last of record nine straight doubleheaders

When Ben Cantwell took the mound for the Boston Braves at Braves…

July 12, 1931: Cardinals set doubles record with assist from St. Louis crowd

Fans began arriving at Dodier Street and Grand Boulevard shortly…

April 30, 1944: New York Giants score 26 runs; Weintraub has 11 RBIs

With D-Day still five weeks in the future, baseball was starting…

July 18, 1947: Tigers' Hutchinson ends Yankees' 19-game winning streak

Michigan and Trumbull was one of the more popular destinations…

June 8, 1950: Red Sox beat up on Browns with 29-4 shellacking

It was quite a homestand for the Boston Red Sox. From June 2…

May 21, 1952: Dodgers rout Reds with 15-run first inning

In the 1950s, a kid’s trip to a Dodgers game at Ebbets Field…

June 18, 1953: Red Sox' 17-run inning tames Tigers

Baseball is different. Among the worldwide variety of “stick…

August 30, 1953: Milwaukee Braves set National League home run record

Baseballs were flying out of major-league ballparks in 1953.…

April 23, 1955: White Sox set scoring record, crush relocated Athletics 29-6

For the third consecutive season, major-league baseball had seen…