TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 14

            1908      Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss offers Honus Wagner a contract with a proposed a salary of $6,000. The third baseman, who won his second consecutive NL batting crown last season, will eventually signed for $10,000, twice the amount of his previous...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1883 Chester A. Arthur brings the Forest Cities ball club, a recently defunct franchise of the National Association, to the White House, making it the first professional team to visit with a president in Washington, D.C. Later in the season, the country’s...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

              1909      The 61-year history of Shibe Park begins with the A’s defeating the Red Sox, 8-1. The Philadelphia stadium, which will be renamed to honor Connie Mack in 1953, is the first concrete and steel ballpark in major league history. 1916     ...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 11

1907      The Giants lose their home opener to the Phillies when some of the Polo Grounds fans flood onto the field, disrupting the game in the top of the ninth inning. Bill Klem, the home plate umpire, after his warnings are ignored by the the increasing throng of...

TODAY IN HISTORY BASEBALL APRIL 9

1912       In the first game ever played at Fenway Park, the Red Sox beat Harvard, 2-0, in an abbreviated exhibition contest played on a cold and snowy afternoon in front of 3,000 hardy fans. Crimson third baseman and captain Dana Wingate, a sophomore from Winchester,...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 5

1913      In an exhibition game against the Yankees, 25,000 fans watch the Dodgers play their first game in Ebbets Field. Brooklyn beats New York, 3-2, with Casey Stengel hitting the park’s first home run, an inside-the-parker. 1925      Babe Ruth collapses at a...