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…

September 7, 1921: Teams split four hits in Dakota League action

For a certain type of twenty-first-century baseball fan – one…

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…

May 10, 1939: Olean beats Bradford on New York-Penn League’s first day

Forty-one minor leagues operated in the United States in 1939.…

August 22, 1943: Pitching pharmacist Sam Hyman helps Hartford Senators out of jam

When The Sporting News, a.k.a. “the bible of baseball,”…

April 22, 1948: Bob Porterfield pitches Newark Bears to Opening Day victory

“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re…

September 6, 1948: Tallahassee stays alive in Game 3 of Georgia-Florida playoff series

In 1948 Florida’s insular capital city of Tallahassee had a…
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)…