Baseball on this Date

A daily dose of baseball history

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A daily dose of baseball history.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-01-16 07:28
last episode published
2017-02-12 21:32
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3.1 days
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Number of Episodes
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
12.02.2017

Darry Strawberry is Suspended for 60 Days (1995)

Today is February 6, 2017. Travel back with me to this date in 1995. Today we're checking in with Darryl Strawberry, one of the biggest names in the game not only because of his incredible talent and successes on the field, but often, and sadly, becaus...
12.02.2017

MLB Withdraws Plans to Contract the Twins and Expos (2002)

Today is February 5, 2017. Travel back with me to this date in 2002. We’re headed to New York City, to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, where Allan “Bud” Selig will benignly announce that MLB’s plan to contract two franchises pr...
4.02.2017

"Casey at the Bat" is Recorded for the First Time (1893)

Today is February 4, 2017. Travel back with me to this date in 1893. We’re headed to the Columbia recording studio in New York City where we’ll hear Russell Hunting, one of the recording world’s best known voices at the time, perform and record Casey a...
4.02.2017

Lou Boudreau is Suspended from His College Basketball Team (1938)

Today is February 3, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1938. Today we’re traveling to scenic Champaign/Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. But we’re not here for any old campus visit; we’re here to visit Lou Boudreau, captain of the U of...
3.02.2017

The National League is Formed (1876)

Today is February 2, 2017. Travel back with me to this date in 1876. Today we’re taking our baseball time machine to the Central Hotel in New York City, where we’ll sit in on a clandestine meeting between eight of the game’s most prominent teams as the...
2.02.2017

The Giants and White Sox Play in the Egyptian Desert (1914)

Today is February 1, 2017. Travel back with me to this date in 1914. Today we’re headed to… Egypt? That’s right, Egypt! where the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants will play an exhibition in the shadow of the pyramids as they travel the globe o...
22.01.2017

Kenesaw Mountain Landis Becomes the First Commissioner of Baseball (1921)

Today is January 21, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1921. We’ve travelled several times now to see the impact and results of some of Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis’ more notable and controversial decisions. But today we’re traveling bac...
21.01.2017

Josh Gibson Dies at Age 35 (1947)

Today is January 20, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1947. Today we’re in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the sad news is filtering out that Josh Gibson, the greatest player the Negro Leagues has ever seen, and widely considered the greatest b...
20.01.2017

Shoeless Joe is Denied Reinstatement to Baseball (1932)

Today is January 19, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1932. We’re again visiting our favorite Commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Today, as we congratulate Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez on their selection to the Hall of Fame, w...
15.01.2017

FDR Issues His "Green Light" Letter (1942)

Today is January 15, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1942. We’re once again heading back to World War II-era baseball and on this trip we’ll get a little more background that led up to some of our previous travels. Today we’re once again back ...
14.01.2017

Ted Turner Finalizes Purchase of the Atlanta Braves (1976)

Today is January 14, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1976. Today we’re taking our baseball time machine to Atlanta, where we’ll see an enthusiastic Ted Turner announce that he’s purchased the struggling Braves, a move that will usher in a gene...
13.01.2017

Congress Advises MLB Regarding Television Broadcasts (1958)

Today is January 13, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1958. Today we’re going back to a couple simultaneous turning points for professional baseball; the emergence of national television broadcasts, which opened new doors and revenue streams fo...
13.01.2017

Willie Stargell is Elected to the Hall of Fame (1988)

Today is January 12, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1988. It’s election season, baseball time travelers: Hall of Fame election season. And today we are traveling back to the close of this year’s balloting, where the final numbers will provide...
11.01.2017

The American League Adopts the Designated Hitter Rule (1973)

Today is January 11, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1973. We’re in Chicago and I’ve brought you all here today to sit through a seven-hour Owner’s Meeting. But don’t worry, listeners, because by the end of the day the American League will hav...
10.01.2017

New York Supreme Court Issues Injunction Against Yankees (1983)

Today is January 10, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1983. Today we’re in the front of the New York Supreme Court as it listens to arguments from the City of New York and the New York Yankees, and makes a decision that will affect the most sac...
10.01.2017

The Marines Recall Ted Williams to Active Duty (1952)

Today is January 9, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1952. Today we and baseball fans everywhere will realize that the wartime era that seemingly ended with the close of World War II was merely in a short respite before igniting again with a ne...
8.01.2017

Johnny Sylvester Dies at Age 74 (1990)

Today is January 8, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1990. Today we’ll open a copy of the New York Times and read an obituary a man named John Sylvester, and in the process we’ll see how a baseball legend is born, and then embellished by an ove...
7.01.2017

The Red Sox/Doug Mientkiewicz Final-Out Baseball Ownership Feud Begins (2005)

Today is January 7, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 2005. Today we’re hanging out in the office of Red Sox owner John Henry, where he will make a phone call to former Red Sox first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz and request that Mientkiewicz return...
7.01.2017

The Kansas City Athletics Announce a Move to Louisville (1964)

Today is January 6, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1964. We’re in Kansas City, where the news is abuzz with the announcement that Athletics owner Charlie Finley has come to an agreement with the city of Louisville, Kentucky, and will be movin...
6.01.2017

The Red Sox Sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees (1920)

Today is January 5, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1920. Today we’re taking our baseball time machine to Boston, to the Carney Building, where this afternoon Red Sox owner Harry Frazee will officially announce that the destitute Red Sox have ...
4.01.2017

The "Landis-Eastman Line" Reshapes Spring Training (1943)

Today is January 4, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1943. I hope you didn’t get too comfortable at home, listeners, because just like yesterday we’re back in 1943. But today we’re leaving Red Ruffing to once again join everyone’s favorite base...
3.01.2017

Red Ruffing is Drafted Into the Army (1943)

Today is January 3, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1943. We’re out in sunny Southern California where Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing has taken an off-season job at a local defense plant, doing his part to contribute to the United States’ war eff...
2.01.2017

The Northwestern League is Formed (1879)

Today is January 2, 2017. Travel back with me to this date in 1879. We’re in the great Midwest where an upstart minor league called the Northwestern League is being formed. It won’t last long – not even a full season, but it will prove to be a resilien...
1.01.2017

Kenesaw Mountain Landis Voids a Tigers/Athletics Trade (1940)

Today is January 1, 2017. Travel back with me to this day in 1940. Today we’re in the office of baseball’s first Commissioner, Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and we’re about to witness Judge Landis use all the power of baseball’s highest office...
10.09.2016

Fenway Park Hosts Boston's First Negro League Exhibition (1942)

Today is September 8, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1942. Today we’re in Boston at historic Fenway Park, but we’re not here to see the Red Sox. We’re not even here to see an official game. But the game we are here to see is an important one...
7.09.2016

Graig Nettles and the Superball Bat (1974)

Today is September 7, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1974. We’re in New York, at Shea Stadium, where the temporarily homeless Yankees are playing their home games while Yankee Stadium is being renovated. Today’s matchup is a doubleheader agai...
6.09.2016

Anibal Sanchez No-Hits the Diamondbacks (2006)

Today is September 6, 2016. Some of you are probably going to be unhappy with me today because I could steer our baseball time machine toward Camden Yards in 1995 to watch Cal Ripken play his 2,131st consecutive game. But I’m not going to do that. Inst...
6.09.2016

Bob Sheppard Works His Final Game at Yankee Stadium (2007)

Today is September 5, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 2007. We’re in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium for an evening game between the second place Yankees and the second place Seattle Mariners. And though this game will make Yankees fans happy – t...
5.09.2016

Dorian Boyland Strikes Out While Sitting the Bench (1978)

Today is September 4, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1978. We’re in Pittsburgh where the Pirates are hosting the Mets and a 23-year old first baseman named Dorian “Doe” Boyland is making his Major League debut. His shot will come in the seve...
3.09.2016

Rick Sutcliffe Strikes Out 15 (1984)

Today is September 3, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1984. I was tempted to steer our baseball time machine back to 1962 to see those horrendous expansion Mets be shutout for the 30th time this season. But instead we’re headed to Veterans St...
2.09.2016

Warren G. Harding Campaigns with Baseball (1920)

Today is September 2, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1920. We’re in Marion, Ohio, the hometown of United States Senator Warren G. Harding, who happens to be running for President. And the reason we’re here today is to witness a clever politi...
1.09.2016

Wade Boggs Loses the International League Batting Title (1980)

Today is September 1, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1980. We’re beginning our second month of baseball time travel, listeners, and as you may have noticed by now I like to keep a certain yin and yang about the podcast. Yesterday we traveled...
31.08.2016

Mariano Rivera Wins the Gulf Coast League ERA Title (1990)

Today is August 31, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1990. We’re in Bradenton, Florida, on the back lots of Pirate City, the Pirates’ minor league facility where today we will watch a rookie-league game between the Yankees and the Pirates. The...
30.08.2016

The 31-Minute Ballgame Between the Twins and the Tourists (1916)

Today is August 30, 2016. Travel back with me to this date in 1916. We’re in Asheville, North Carolina for an afternoon Class D League game between the Asheville Tourists and the Winston-Salem Twins. This is one that we don’t want to be late for, and w...
29.08.2016

Angels Score Eight Runs for a Walk-off Win (1986)

Today is August 29, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1986. Yesterday we traveled to the 1971 Little League World Series Championship Game where Lloyd McClendon and his Gary, Indiana team came to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning needing to ...
28.08.2016

Lloyd McClendon Hits Five Home Runs in Five At Bats in the LLWS (1971)

Today is August 28, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1971. We’re in Williamsport, Pennsylvania because it’s that time of year… time for the Little League World Series. And we’re here today for the Championship game between a team representing T...
27.08.2016

Integration Receives a Setback at the Club Owners' Meetings (1946)

Today is August 27, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1946. Once again in New York, we’re in the midst of a changing nation and owners and executives from all sixteen Major League Baseball teams are meeting to discuss the future of their sport. ...
26.08.2016

"With the First Pick of the Draft, the New York Yankees Select Pitcher Brien Taylor" (1991)

Today is August 26, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1991. This a week of guys named Brien as we once again travel back to New York, this time for the 1991 MLB Draft. But unlike our journey yesterday when we watched Brian Lesher make his Major ...
25.08.2016

Brian Lesher Becomes the First Belgian-Born MLB Player (1996)

Today is August 25, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1996. We’re in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium for an afternoon game against the Oakland Athletics. It’s a full house here at Yankee Stadium and why not? The Yankees are in first place atop the A...
24.08.2016

"Happy Birthday, Frank Secory!" (1960)

Today is August 24, 2016, and this is a Vin Scully episode! Travel back with me to this day in 1960. We’re in Los Angeles, at the Coliseum, and we’ve all brought along our transistor radios. Always a good decision when attending Dodgers home games, but...
23.08.2016

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23.08.2016

Ken Griffey Jr. Hits 200 Home Runs in a Four-Season Span

Today is August 23, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1999. We’re traveling to Seattle… Safeco Field… for a Ken Griffey Jr. home run. Yes, I know… there are 630 of those. But this one is a special home run in the career of one of the all-time gr...
22.08.2016

Chicken Wolf Hits a Walk-off Inside-the-Park Home Run (1886)

Today is August 22, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1886. That’s right – a full 130 years ago. We’re in Louisville, Kentucky. My apologies for the pronunciation of Louisville, listeners, if any of you are area natives. Rest assured that this I...
22.08.2016

Maj. Gen. Emmett O'Donnell Selected as Commissioner (1951)

Today is August 21, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1951. Today we have the benefit of hindsight on our side, and we’ll bop around the past seeing first-hand how strongly linked Major League Baseball and the United States Military were during ...
21.08.2016

MLB Umpires Sign Instant Replay Agreement (2008)

Today is August 20, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 2008. We’re in New York, once again in a Manhattan office building because the big story today isn’t one of the games being played in Major League stadiums across the country. Instead, the ac...
20.08.2016

Birdie Tebbetts Resigns as Manager of the Indians (1966)

Today is August 19, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1966. We’re in Cleveland, at the aptly-named Cleveland Stadium for a game between the White Sox and the Indians. But the game is merely a bonus, as the real reason for our trip is to be littl...
19.08.2016

Jimmy Powers Writes About the Yankees "Polio Epidemic" (1940)

Today is August 18, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1940. We’re in New York, let’s stop in at this diner over here. Seems like we’re always at doubleheaders or diners, doesn’t it? Anyway, we’ve got our copies of today’s Daily News and I know I...
17.08.2016

Ray Chapman Dies After Being Hit By a Pitch (1920)

This episode contains a brief description of a gruesome injury suffered as a consequence of being hit by a pitch. It’s not unduly graphic – I’ll be reading an excerpt from an obituary that details the injury – but some listeners may find it disturbing....
16.08.2016

Bill Phillips Allows Two Grand Slams in a Single Inning (1890)

Today is August 16, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1890. We’re in – you guessed it – Chicago. We’re pretty close to being able to say we’re permanent residents at this point. Today we’re in the stands for a game between the Pittsburgh Alleghe...
16.08.2016

Earl Weaver is Ejected Twice From a Double Header (1975)

Today is August 15, 2016. Travel back with me to this day in 1975. We’re in Baltimore for a doubleheader between the Orioles and the visiting Texas Rangers. It’s going to be a late one here because the first game of this twin bill has a 5:30 start time...