1903 World Series – Boston Wins over the Pirates

By | Oct 1, 2017

In 1903 Baseball’s American League was just two years old, but they were popular enough that it was decided that the champion of each league would play a series of nine games for the national championship. The series began on October 1st with the last game held on October 13th. The Pittsburgh Pirates led by […]

Red Sox Pitcher – George Herman (Babe) Ruth

By | Jul 11, 2017

It was on July 11, 1914 that the 19 year old left handed pitcher George Herman Ruth made he first appearance for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox played the Cleveland Indians defeating them 4-3. In 1914 Babe Ruth would appear in 4 games starting 3 of them. He pitched 23 innings, with a […]

Will Chicago Win the World Series as Predicted by Back to the Future.

By | Oct 20, 2015

According to the movie Back to The Future II, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015. While this still can happen, although as I am writing this the Cubs are behind New York to win this year’s pennant, part of this prediction can not come true since it also said they defeated the […]

Ruth Hits 500

By | Aug 11, 2013

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians were playing a ball game in Cleveland on August 11, 1929. In the game Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit home runs. For Gehrig it was his 27th of the season. For Ruth it was his 500th in his career, becoming the first person to reach a […]

The First Base Ball All-Star Game

By | Jul 6, 2013

Until 1933 the only time that Baseball’s National League faced the American League was in the World Series. That changed on July 6, 1933, at Chicago’s Comiskey Park when players from the two leagues came together to play the first All-Star Game. This first All-Star Game was held as part of the 1933 World’s Fair […]

The Baseball Hall of Fame

By | Jun 12, 2013

It was on June 12, 1939 that the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York. Why Cooperstown? At the time it was thought that Cooperstown was the birthplace of Baseball with Abner Doubleday inventing the game. Using this claim hotel owner Stephen Carlton Clark opened the Hall as a way to bring tourists […]

The Streak Begins

By | Jun 1, 2013

One June 1, 1925 a young ball player for the New York Yankees pinch-hit for shortstop Pee Wee Wanninger. Little did anyone know, especially Lou Gehrig, that he would play in 2130 consecutive games before a disease that would carry his name would cause him to sit down. It’s always thought that he played his […]

56 Straight Games

By | May 15, 2013

On May 15, 1941 the New York Yankees played the Chicago White Sox, losing to them 3-1. Joe DiMaggio was able to get a single in one of his four at bats that day. No one knew that it was a game that would begin a streak. One that may never be broke. It was […]

January 19th in Baseball

By | Jan 21, 2013

January 19, 2013 will be forever remembered as a sad day in baseball. It was on that day that we lost two the the greats. Earl Weaver, who managed the Baltimore Orioles from 1967-1982 and 1985-1986 and Stan ‘The Man, Musial. Earl Sidney Weaver led the Baltimore Orioles to four pennants and a World Series […]

No Greats in Basball Hall of Fame This Year

By | Jan 11, 2013

For the first time since 1996 the Baseball Writers Association of America voted no one into the Baseball Hall of Fame, even though some of the best players of the 1990’s (Bobby Bonds, Roger Clements, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire, and Mike Piazza) were on the ballot. Were the writers right and with the […]

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