May 1, 1890: Detroit Wolverines top Toronto in ragged season opener

After losing the Syracuse, Rochester, and Toledo franchises to…
Kid Carsey (June 30, 1894, New York Clipper)

October 12, 1890: Oakland’s Kid Carsey hurls no-hitter in San Francisco

In 1890 professional baseball was illegal on Sundays in many…

April 19, 1900: A “Basket of Fresh Goose Eggs”

On April 19, 1900, hundreds of baseball fans gathered outside…

May 14, 1906: 'Humpy' Badel leads Buffalo Bisons to victory in home opener

Under the leadership of manager George Stallings, the Buffalo…

June 12, 1908: Joe Jackson slugs the ball for his hometown team

On June 11, 1908, the Greenville (South Carolina) Spinners won…

July 16, 1913: Oh, you Brewers! Squeeze play ends 19-inning battle

“This year Columbus is fighting desperately for the lead with…

September 12, 1915: Nashville fans start a riot and players get punished

As more major- and minor-league ballparks increase protective…
Harry Biemiller (DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY, ERNIE HARWELL COLLECTION)

April 22, 1921: Jersey City's Harry Biemiller throws first no-hitter of minor-league season

Sportswriters toppled over themselves on April 23, 1921, to describe…

June 4, 1927: Umpire Gerald Hayes halts tie game, infuriates Syracuse crowd

The Syracuse (New York) Stars, managed by Burt Shotton, were…
Joe Hauser (TRADING CARD DB)

October 5, 1932: Minneapolis Millers come up short on 'play of six decisions'

The Little World Series had been played on and off between the…
DeLorimier Park, circa 1933 (Musée McCord Museum)

July 18, 1933: Night baseball makes its debut in Montreal

When it opened in 1928, Montreal’s De Lorimier Stadium was…
Andy Tomasic

April 26, 1951: Ottawa Giants bring Triple-A baseball back to Canada's capital

“We have jumped from the Class C Border League to Triple-A…

May 10, 1953: Ernie White’s curious but short-lived two-catcher strategy

Ernie White 1 had a predicament. His Columbia (South Carolina)…
Sibby Sisti (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

April 30, 1955: Burlington, Vermont, welcomes pro ball with a bang

Vermont is one of the least-represented states on Baseball-Reference’s…

June 25, 1957: George 'Babe' Ruth wins minor-league game with homer

Of course they called him Babe. George Ernest Ruth had the fortune,…
2008 Lehigh Valley IronPigs program (KURT BLUMENAU)

September 3, 1960: Baseball bids farewell to Allentown — for 47 years

Upon their debut in 2008, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs quickly…
Phil Ortega (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

September 7, 1960: Lombardi 1, Baseball 0: Green Bay says goodbye to minor leagues

In early September 1960, the Green Bay Packers football dynasty…