Baseball timeline

  • Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy Is Born

    Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, known as Connie Mack, the "Tall Tactician" of major league baseball, was born on December 22, 1862 in East... Read more

  • Lee Richmond Pitches a Perfect Game

    John Lee Richmond (or, more commonly, Lee Richmond or J. Lee Richmond) (May 5, 1857, in Sheffield, Ohio – October 1, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio) was a... Read more

  • John Montgomery Ward Pitches a Perfect Game

    John Montgomery Ward (March 3, 1860 – March 4, 1925) was an American Major League Baseball star pitcher, shortstop and manager. Ward was born in... Read more

  • Cy Young Pitches a Perfect Game

    The first perfect game in American League history was thrown by Cy Young who had his last no-hit game in the National League in 1897. His... Read more

  • 1905 World Series

    The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning four games to one. Four of the five... Read more

  • Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Is Born

    Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige, perhaps baseball's greatest pitcher ever, was born on July 7, ca. 1906, in Mobile, Alabama. Paige earned his... Read more

  • 1907 World Series

    The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series four games to none (with one tie) for... Read more

  • Addie Joss Pitches a Perfect Game

    Addie Joss was born in the unincorporated community of Woodland in Dodge County, Wisconsin, where his father was a cheese maker. Several of his... Read more

  • 1908 World Series

    The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. In this first-ever... Read more

  • 1909 World Series

    The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates won the Series in seven games to capture their first... Read more

  • 1910 World Series

    The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in five games to earn their first... Read more

  • 1911 World Series

    In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to two. Philadelphia third baseman Frank "Home Run" Baker... Read more

  • Fenway Park Opens

    After two rain delays, Fenway Park finally hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912. (The first official game played in Fenway... Read more

  • 1912 World Series

    In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie). This dramatic series showcased great... Read more

  • 1913 World Series

    In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to one. The A's pitching gave the edge to a... Read more

  • Wrigley Field Opens

    Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was built on the grounds once occupied by a seminary. -- Weeghman Park was the home of... Read more

  • 1914 World Series

    In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in a four-games sweep. A contender for greatest upset of all time, the... Read more

  • Joe DiMaggio is Born

    Born as Guiseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California on November 25, 1914, Joe DiMaggio was the fourth son and eighth child born to Sicilian... Read more

  • 1915 World Series

    In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one. In their only World Series before 1950, the... Read more

  • 1916 World Series

    In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (a.k.a. Dodgers) four games to one. Casey Stengel shined on offense for the... Read more

  • 1917 World Series

    In the 1917 World Series, the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants four games to two. The Series was played against the backdrop of World War... Read more

  • 1918 World Series

    The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. The Series victory for the Red Sox was their... Read more

  • Jackie Robinson Born

    Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, the youngest of five children during a Spanish flu and smallpox epidemic. His older... Read more

  • 1920 World Series

    In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, then known interchangeably as the Robins in reference to their manager... Read more

  • 1921 World Series

    In the 1921 World Series, the New York Giants beat the New York Yankees five games to three. This was the last of the experimental... Read more