May 12, 1866: Atlanta’s first recorded game of base ball

Photo entitled “Famous Gate City Baseball Club of 1867”…

October 3, 1921: A Negro League team plays in Sportsman’s Park for the first time

It was a groundbreaking event in White major-league baseball’s…
John “Beans” Reardon, left, wearing a flu mask underneath his umpire’s mask, prepares to call a pitch in a California Winter League game on January 26, 1919, in Pasadena, California. During a global influenza pandemic, all players and fans were required by city ordinance to wear facial coverings at all times while outdoors. The catcher and batter’s identities are unconfirmed, but the best available evidence suggests it might be Truck Hannah behind the plate and Rube Ellis at bat.

January 26, 1919: The Flu Mask Baseball Game

John "Beans" Reardon, left, wearing a flu mask underneath his…

June 26, 1920: Lou Gehrig homers in high school all-star game at Cubs Park

"The New York Boys have a 17-year-old boy of 190 pounds on first…

September 29, 1880: Metropolitan club opens new Polo Grounds with a win

The first professional baseball game played in Manhattan took…

January 1, 1914: Giants beat White Sox as World Tour visits Australia

“‘Why,’ said an American after the match, ‘your crowd…

February 4, 1861: Brooklyn Atlantics win a baseball game on ice

“Yesterday the hazardous feat of playing a match of base ball…

April 18, 1890: Amateur John Lyston wins Atlantic League tuneup against Gorhams

A reconvening of the annual baseball meetings was held on March…

February 9, 1889: A Wondrous Ball Park: The Pyramid Game in Giza, Egypt

Baseball fans can debate incessantly over what is the greatest…

August 10, 1883: Cap Anson vs. Fleet Walker

The beginning of the end of African American participation…

September 27, 1917: All-stars turn out for Tim Murnane benefit

Baseball’s modern business model has turned major league benefit…

June 21, 1891: A Sunday exhibition at Rocky Point, RI

When it was announced in 1891 that an exhibition game of ball…