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…

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

For decades the Braves traditionally started each big-league…

April 9, 1953: Braves get a wet welcome to Milwaukee

Since 1925, the Boston Braves and the Boston Red Sox had often…

May 7, 1959: Roy Campanella Night

They numbered more than 90,000. To be precise, 93,103 people…

October 12, 1963: Latin American charity game is Polo Grounds' 'grand finale'

The last baseball game ever played at the Polo Grounds was the…

April 9, 1965: Astros beat Yankees in first game inside the Houston Astrodome

“The opening night against the Yankees was one of the most…

March 29, 1973: MLB experiments with Charlie Finley's orange baseballs

In 1963 Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley proposed the…
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August 8, 1974: Orioles 'resign' 5-run lead, lose exhibition in Rochester

What makes a memorable night at the ballpark? How about a game…

September 4, 1986: Mets, Red Sox play charity game in World Series preview

Looking back on it now, it was something akin to a 1972 moviegoer…