April 11, 1925: Braves, Red Sox resume City Series in Boston

As Boston Herald sportswriter Burton Whitman saw the preseason…
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October 14, 1928: Baltimore Black Sox beat Lefty Grove and all-star team

Future Hall of Famer Lefty Grove was coming off a 1928 season…

April 14, 1929: Sunday baseball in Boston for the first time

The weather turned unseasonably cold, rainy, and windy in Boston…

June 20, 1931: Old Pete brings night baseball to Jamestown

On the evening of June 20, 1931, in Jamestown, North Dakota,…

August 1, 1932: The Beards versus the Braves: House of David visits Boston

"You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the…

May 3, 1936: Satchel Paige and the Pittsburgh Crawfords visit Zanesville, Ohio

The Zanesville (Ohio) Greys were a Class C minor-league baseball…

July 8, 1936: Baltimore police tame the U.S. Olympic baseball team

Baseball was played at the Olympics for the first time as a demonstration…

May 1, 1939: Cubs, White Sox meet to raise funds for Monty Stratton’s accident recovery

When Monty Stratton opted to take a solo hunting trip for rabbits…

June 26, 1939: Boston Bees buzz past Class A affiliate Bradford in exhibition

On May 10, 1939, the small city of Bradford, Pennsylvania, reentered…

June 30, 1943: World War II relief game is a South Side success in Chicago

When there’s a band in the house for a Wednesday game, you…

June 26, 1944: The Tri-Cornered War Bond Baseball Game

Twenty days after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, a special baseball…

August 13, 1945: KC Monarchs pay a ‘royal’ visit to Braves Field

On occasion, the buildup exceeds the event. Such was the case…

August 10, 1946: Cobb meets Wagner in the Windy City for high school all-star game

In 1946, the Esquire’s All-American Boys’ Baseball Game,…

October 1, 1946: Red Sox tune up for World Series vs. AL All-Stars

On Sunday morning, September 29, 1946, Boston Red Sox general…

April 10, 1947: Jackie Robinson, a Royal at Ebbets Field

“I hadn’t even made up my mind Wednesday night. It came…

April 11, 1947: Jackie Robinson debuts in a Dodgers uniform at Ebbets Field

“The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased the contract of Jackie…

April 16, 1948: Braves, Red Sox face off in City Series brawl

For decades the Braves traditionally started each big-league…