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.
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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.
113 years ago today, the first-ever game at Hilltop Park was played between the New York Highlanders—later Yankees—and Washington Senators. NY won 6-2.
Before Joe Durham made history in Baltimore, he was a Negro League All-Star who rose above various obstacles African Americans constantly faced in the 50s.
Today is Timothy Keefe’s 159th birthday. We honor that with a look back at his most memorable season.
64 years ago today, a 3’7″ Eddie Gaedel went to the plate for the first and only time as a Major League Baseball player in one of the stranger moments in baseball history.