The LA Angels, Hollywood Stars, and the Brawls of 1953
In 1953, the Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels had a series of brawls disguised as baseball games. And then the punishments came.
The LA Angels, Hollywood Stars, and the Brawls of 1953

In 1953, the Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels had a series of brawls disguised as baseball games. And then the punishments came.
History and Violence: Tomjanovich, Big Unit and Rick Barry
On December 9, 1977, all Rudy Tomjanovich wanted to do was play peacemaker. Instead, he was on the receiving end of a career-altering sucker punch.
History and Violence: Tomjanovich, Big Unit and Rick Barry

On December 9, 1977, all Rudy Tomjanovich wanted to do was play peacemaker. Instead, he was on the receiving end of a career-altering sucker punch.
History and Tragedy: Herb Washington, Dock Ellis and Chuck Hughes
Let's revisit a time when Herb Washington was signed as a designated runner, Doc Ellis pitched a no-hitter, and Chuck Hughes tragically passed on the field.
History and Tragedy: Herb Washington, Dock Ellis and Chuck Hughes

Let's revisit a time when Herb Washington was signed as a designated runner, Doc Ellis pitched a no-hitter, and Chuck Hughes tragically passed on the field.
Chris Chambliss, Billy Martin, and the 1976 AL Playoffs
In 1976, Chris Chambliss hit a three-run HR to secure New York a pennant. And at the same time, a feeling of nostalgia for manager Billy Martin.
Chris Chambliss, Billy Martin, and the 1976 AL Playoffs

In 1976, Chris Chambliss hit a three-run HR to secure New York a pennant. And at the same time, a feeling of nostalgia for manager Billy Martin.
History and Tragedy: Roy Riegels and Eddie Gaedel
Wrong Way Riegels; the day Eddie Gaedel got an ovation—both instances were historic, even amusing. And then Gaedel's life came to an abrupt, tragic end.
History and Tragedy: Roy Riegels and Eddie Gaedel

Wrong Way Riegels; the day Eddie Gaedel got an ovation—both instances were historic, even amusing. And then Gaedel's life came to an abrupt, tragic end.
History and Tragedy: Peter Gray and Ray Chapman
In 1945, Peter Gray made his mark on baseball despite just one season in the majors. 25 years prior, the tragedy of Ray Chapman would unfold on the diamond.
History and Tragedy: Peter Gray and Ray Chapman

In 1945, Peter Gray made his mark on baseball despite just one season in the majors. 25 years prior, the tragedy of Ray Chapman would unfold on the diamond.
Baltimore, Frank Robinson, and the Year of the Orioles
Ahead of his age-30 season, the Cincinnati Reds traded Frank Robinson to Baltimore. But he wasn't finished as he won for MVP while the Orioles won it all.
Baltimore, Frank Robinson, and the Year of the Orioles

Ahead of his age-30 season, the Cincinnati Reds traded Frank Robinson to Baltimore. But he wasn't finished as he won for MVP while the Orioles won it all.
Lefty Grove, Ted Williams, and the 1941 Boston Red Sox
1941 was a good year for the Boston Red Sox, especially for Lefty Grove and Ted Williams. But in the end, not as good as they wanted it to be.
Lefty Grove, Ted Williams, and the 1941 Boston Red Sox

1941 was a good year for the Boston Red Sox, especially for Lefty Grove and Ted Williams. But in the end, not as good as they wanted it to be.
The Birth of the Designated Hitter
On January 11, 1973, the Designated Hitter was born. The AL would embrace the idea. The NL, not so much. And Ron Blomberg would become the first-ever DH.
The Birth of the Designated Hitter

On January 11, 1973, the Designated Hitter was born. The AL would embrace the idea. The NL, not so much. And Ron Blomberg would become the first-ever DH.