Recovering Baseball History

  • Negro League

    Negro League
    In November 15, 1859, was the first known baseball game between two black teams. Teams predominantly made up of African Americans, and to a lesser extent Latin Americans. It was formed in the 1880, since blacks were not allowed to participate in major or minor leagues. The Negro American league closed it's doors for good in 1962
  • National Association of Professional Base Ball Players

    National Association of Professional Base Ball Players
    NAPBBP was founded in March 17, 1871. The NA was the first professional baseball league. MLB and Baseball Hall of Fame do not recognize it as a Major League.
  • First Latin American In Baseball

    First Latin American In Baseball
    Estevan Enrique was the first Latin American (Cuban) to play in the National Association of Base Ball Players; his debut in MLB was May 9, 1871 for the Haymaker of Troy.
  • National League Foundation

    National League Foundation
    The National League was founded to replace the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players. Season Began with 8 teams. Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Stockings, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Brown Stockings, New York Mutuals, Hartford Dark Blues, Boston Red Caps, and Louisville Grays.
  • National League

    National League
    Founded February 2, 1876. the world's oldest current professional team sports league, replaced the National Association of Base ball players. The first game in National League history was played on April 22, 1876 between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston baseball club.
  • Mittens are for kittens

    Mittens are for kittens
    Albert Spalding makes the first MLB Glove. Also the first schedule appears so fans will know when their team will be playing. Exact month and day is unavailable.
  • Lets set some rules

    Lets set some rules
    Spalding published first “Official Rule Guide for Baseball”. No specified month or date. Only information available is year.
  • Nothing is perfect, but this game was the first to be!

    Nothing is perfect, but this game was the first to be!
    Lee Richmond pitched for Worcester ruby legs - 1 vs. Cleveland Blues - 0 (first perfect game in major league baseball history)
  • Bases Loaded? O yah Grand Slam

    Bases Loaded? O yah Grand Slam
    Roger Connor is believed to have been the first major league player to hit a grand slam for the Troy Trojans.
  • American Association

    One of the great names in the history of professional baseball leagues in the United States. In the 19th Century 882 to 1891 AA was a professional baseball major league. In the 20th century 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997, it was an independent minor league for the larger cities in the midwestern area of the U.S.
  • Before the Civil Rights Movement

    Before the Civil Rights Movement
    Jackie was not really the first to break the "color barrier" in baseball. 63 years prior to Jackie Robinson. A man named Moses Walker was the first black player to appear in a Major League game. Moses played one season as a catcher for the Toledo Blue Stockings.
  • 23rd President of the US

    23rd President of the US
    Benjamin Harrison was the first president to attend a Major League Baseball game. He saw the Washington Senators lose to the Cincinnati Reds.
  • American League

    American League
    Founded in January 28, 1901. It is one of two leagues that make up MLB. At the end of every season, the American League champion plays in the World Series against the National League champion.
  • Luis Castro

    Luis Castro
    If you don't consider the National association of baseball a major league, then Luis Castro would be the first Latin American to play baseball. His MLB debut was April 23 1902 He was a second baseman and right-handed batter for the Philadelphia Athletics. He only played 42 games in his MLB career
  • Lets get serious now! 1903 World Series!

    Lets get serious now! 1903 World Series!
    In 1903 was the first modern World Series in MLB. It was a nine-day series. The Boston Americans of The American League VS. The Pittsburg Pirates of the National League. The Americans had one of the best Pitchers in History, Cy Young. And the Pirates had the legendary shortstop Honus Wagner. Boston Americans won, 5-3.
  • Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice,shame on me!!

    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice,shame on me!!
    Herman Schaefer of The Detroit Tigers still remains as the only one to steal second base, then run in reverse and steal first base, then steal second base again!! Before the 1920's there was no official rule that you couldn’t steal bases in reverse
  • Federal League Baseball

    Federal League Baseball
    No specific date was given but in 1914 The Federal League, which consisted of 8 teams, was Established as a competition to the NL and AL. It was short lived and ended in 1915. It is said that the league's most lasting contribution is known as Wrigley's Field, which was known then as Weeghman Park.
  • Marvin Miller

    Marvin Miller
    4/14/1917-11/27/2012 One of the most important people in baseball history. He was Executive director if MLB players Association from 1966-1983 Worked for the world labor board for WWII. Helped shape the dug out into a business mind. Helped with the first rise in minimum Salary. He was also a key figure in the development of free agency. Also led the players through many strikes and lockout. “the Moses who had led Baseball’s children of Israel out of the land of bondage.” http://thanksmarvin.com/
  • "Big Ed"

    "Big Ed"
    Ed Walsh, Earned Run Average (ERA) 1.82 is the lowest in the history of MLB. May 7, 1904 was Walsh's debut for the Chicago White Sox September 11, 1917 was his last appearance for the Boston Braves. His MLB career was shortened due to injuries.
  • Black Sox Scandal

    Black Sox Scandal
    October 1st was the first day of the 1919 World Series. The Chicago White Sox Lost the series to the Cincinnati Reds. Later on, 8 White Sox players were accused if intentionally losing the games in exchange for money from gamblers. Players were banned for life from organized baseball.
  • The L-o-n-g-e-s-t Ball game

    The L-o-n-g-e-s-t Ball game
    The longest game in MLB history was between the Brooklyn Robins and the Boston Braves played to a 1-1 tie after 26 innings. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1069463/index.htm
  • 1st Game broadcasted on the radio

    The first baseball game ever broadcasted on the radio was the Pittsburgh Pirates versus Philadelphia Phillies. It was broadcasted by Harold Arlin. Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5.
  • "The Georgia Peach"

    "The Georgia Peach"
    September 11 1928 was Ty Cobb’s last MLB appearance for Philadelphia Athletics. Cobb still holds the highest career batting average .366
  • That Babe Called the shot

    That Babe Called the shot
    Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at-bat "declaring" That he would hit a home run. Surely, in the next pitch, he hit a home run to center field! Ruth "The Bambino" was baseball's first great slugger at .690, and the most celebrated athlete of his time. Holds 3rd place in HR. One of the first five players to be elected into the National Hall Of Fame. http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=3218817
  • All-Star game in a Diamond

    All-Star game in a Diamond
    7/6/1933 was the first MLB All-Star game between AL and NL. Held at Comiskey Park in Chicago (home of the Chicago White Sox). American League Defeated The National League 4-2.
  • He's no quiter! 2 consecutive no-hitters

    He's no quiter! 2 consecutive no-hitters
    Johnny Meer, The only pitcher in MLB history to throw two consecutive no-hitters!!
  • Founding of the Hall of Fame 1939

    Founding of the Hall of Fame 1939
    1939 Hall of Fame was founded by Stephen Carlton Clark and dedicated to his daughter on June 12 of 1939. TY COBB (outfielder), BABE RUTH(pitcher and outfielder), HONUS WAGNER (Shortstop), CHRISTY MATHEWSON (Pitcher), AND WALTER JOHNSON (Pitcher) were the first 5 Hall of Famers.
  • "The Luckiest man on the face of the earth" LG

    "The Luckiest man on the face of the earth" LG
    Gehrig, first player of the 20th century to hit four home runs in a game. The Baseball Writers’ Association in 1969 voted Gehrig the greatest first baseman of all time. On June 21 1939 the Yankees announced Gehrig’s Retirement, after being diagnosed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. On July 4, 1939 held "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium. His Number was the first to be retired in history. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=626Dt9JdjQs
  • WWII & the Green Light Letter

    WWII & the Green Light Letter
    On January 15 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to baseball Commission Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis giving him the Green Light Letter to continue with baseball during the war. During the war the draft was on every profession and baseball was no exception. Some 500 MLB & 2000 minor league players traded in their baseball uniform for service uniform. Players that joined the military during the war years, especially stars like Joe DiMaggio & Stan Musial, were kept from the front line
  • Jackie Robinson and the Color Barrier

    Jackie Robinson and the Color Barrier
    Robinson contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement. Robinson Broke the color barrier. He was the first black man to be in the MLB since the 1880s. His debut was April 15 1947, as a first baseman for Brooklyn Dodgers. Dodger’s manager Threatened to trade any players that were unwilling to play alongside Robinson. Pee Wee Reese was a 10 time all-star player that supported Robinson. In 1948 Reese put his arm around Robinson in response to fans that shouted racial slurs at Robinson.
  • Shortest Player in MLB history

    Shortest Player in MLB history
    Eddie Gaedel - 3' 7" played in one game as a publicity stunt for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951
  • The Shot Heard Around The World

    The Shot Heard Around The World
    "The Shot Heard Around The World" Refers to one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history occurred when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrI7dVj90zs
  • What a catch!!! Its "THE CATCH"

    What a catch!!! Its "THE CATCH"
    The catch that has gone as one of the greatest in baseball history, is credited to WIllie Mays, a centerfielder for the New York Giants for making an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz to rob Wertz of extra bases in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.
  • The First Latino to win a World Series

    The First Latino to win a World Series
    April 17. 1955 was Roberto Clemente MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the first Latin American to win a world series. And he was also the first Latin American to be a Hall Of Famer. He was involved in a lot of charity work. Died at the age of 38 in an aviation accident while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
  • Youngest Hall of Famer

    Youngest Hall of Famer
    Debut: June 24, 1955-October 2, 1966 was Sandy Koufax final game at the age of 3o. In 1972, he became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, at the age of 36 years and 20 days.
  • Curt Flood "Union leader's dream"-Miller

    Curt Flood "Union leader's dream"-Miller
    Floods debut was September 9, 1956 for the Cincinnati Redlegs.
    Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, who refused his trade in 1969. With the help of Marvin Miller, he took his case to the Supreme Court. Although it was unsuccessful, he helped players fight again the reserve clause and sought free agency.
  • World series perfect game

    World series perfect game
    New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen, pitched the only perfect game in World Series history on October 8, 1956 in series game number five. The perfect game took Larsen 97 pitches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF9beh5F9vo&feature=youtu.be
  • The Dodgers and The Giants move to LA

    The Dodgers and The Giants move to LA
    On May 28, 1957, the National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco due to their out dated ball parks.
  • The Greatest Play In Baseball History

    The Greatest Play In Baseball History
    An exciting moment at the Dodgers Stadium was when Rick Monday ran across the stadium and saved the American Flag from being burned by two protestors.
  • Hammer time!

    Hammer time!
    October 3, 1976 was Hank Aarons last MLB appearance for the Milwaukee Brewers. Aaron holds MLB record for the most career Runs Batted In (RBI) 2297
  • Pitttsburg drug Trials

    Pitttsburg drug Trials
    Was a Cocaine, and was the harshest Major League Baseball penalties since the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Curtis Strong was charged with distributing and the possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. 11 players—seven for a full season were suspended and had to donate base salaries to drug-related community service, submit random drug test and have 100 hours of community service. 7 drug dealers pleaded guilty of selling cocaine to players. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP-SmYyRBN8
  • "The Ryan Express"

    "The Ryan Express"
    Nolan Ryan last MLB appearance was September 22, 1993, Ryan who became the CEO for the Texas Rangers in February of 2008 has 5714 strikeouts, an all time record.
  • Cal Ripken Jr.

    Cal Ripken Jr.
    Ripken is best known for breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a record that had stood for 56 years and many deemed unbreakable. Ripken shattered the mark on September 6, 1995 by playing his 2,131st consecutive game.
  • "Man Of Steal"

    "Man Of Steal"
    Rickey Henderson last MLB appearance was September 19, 2003. Henderson holds the Most stolen bases, 1406 SB!
  • Curse of the Bambino

    Curse of the Bambino
    This cruel misfortune began after the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in the 1920's. The sox have not won a world series from 1918(when Ruth was still playing for them)-2004, which is 86 years. The sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • "Cuban Missile"

    "Cuban Missile"
    Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest pitch recorded ever at 105.1 MPH At Petco Parkat Petcoin San Diego, California
  • Batting Triple Crown winners

    Batting Triple Crown winners
    There are 9 AL and 5 NL Triple Crown winners and 1 AA. NL: most recent: was in1937 Joe Medwick, St. Louis.
    1925 Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis
    1922 Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis
    AL:Most recent was in 2012 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit.
    1947 Ted Williams, Boston

    1942 Ted Williams, Boston