TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: Challenging the Gospel, 1970

NEW YORK TIMES A suit charging baseball with violation of the antitrust laws was filed today in Federal Court here on behalf of Curt Flood, St. Louis Cardinal outfielder for the last 12 years. A hearing was set for Tuesday to consider the player’s request for...

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: A Staggering (Then) Sum 1920

NEW YORK TIMES 1920 Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s superslugger, was purchased by the Yankees today for the largest cash sum ever paid for a player. The New York club paid Harry Frazee of Boston $125,000 for the sensational batsman who last season...

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY-The Deal That Stunned Baseball

NEW YORK – In the biggest deal of modern baseball history, Rogers Hornsby, greatest batsman of the game, and manager of the world’s champion St. Louis Cardinals, was traded to the Giants tonight for Frank Frisch and Pitcher Jimmy Ring. The transaction,...

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: Mets Trade Ryan. No Kidding!

NEW YORK TIMES 1971 NEW YORK-The Mets finally gave up on Nolan Ryan’s wandering fastball today. They traded the 24-year-old pitcher and three prospects to the California Angels for Jim Fregosi, six times the American League’s all-star shortstop. Manager...