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Babe Ruth 

c. 1921

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Mickey Mantle was born on October 20th, 1931
in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.

Out of the 40 total World Series Championship appearances by The New York Yankees, Mantle appeared in 12 or 30% of them.

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On July 13th, 1896 Ed Delahanty of the Philadelphia Phillies hit 4 home runs in the same game. "Big Ed” was the second MLB player to accomplish this feat.

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Ty Cobb shaking hands with Honus Wagner at the 1909 World Series - Tigers vs. Pirates 

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Philadelphia Baseball Club

- 1886

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A photo of baseball pitching ace Cy Young of The Cleveland Spiders taken during his second season as a pro

- 1891 

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Mel Ott of the New York Giants...

He holds the record for being the youngest player in major league history to hit 100 home runs. Ott also spent his entire playing career (22 seasons) with the same team.

On August 4th, 1934 Mel Ott scored six runs in the same game. He accomplished this same feat a little less than 10 years later.

Image: Mel Ott baseball card from 1933, via Wikimedia Commons public domain
"Yankees Babe Ruth out in fifth inning trying to go from first to third on Lou Gehrig's single. Senators third baseman is Ossie Bluege. Yankees won 3-2”

- August 1925

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Pro Baseball star pitcher Walter Johnson with his children

- 1924

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A photo of Babe Ruth from 1915 

On today’s date August 16th, 1948 George Herman Ruth passed away in Manhattan, New York at the age of 53. 

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Ty Cobb batting at Chicago

- 1908

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Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson became the first five inductees in the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 29th, 1936.

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Lou Gehrig, famous Yankee first baseman

c. 1930

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Photo of a man holding an early baseball that was patented in July of 1883.

Image dated October 8th, 1925 

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On October 1st, 1961 New York Yankee Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season and breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record.

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Babe Ruth uses a walking cane to demonstrate how to hold a bat to Lou Gehrig at a train station.

- 1927

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Lou Gehrig in his Columbia University baseball uniform

c. 1921

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Lou Gehrig was born on June 19th, 1903 in Manhattan, N.Y.

Image: Lou Gehrig baseball card from 1934 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Babe Ruth 

- 1922

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"Babe Ruth knocked out”

A photo of Babe Ruth on the ground after ramming into a concrete wall while attempting to catch a pop-up foul ball on July 5th, 1924 in Washington, D.C.

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Ted Williams when he was a rookie 

- 1939

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On July 15th, 1876 St. Louis Brown Stockings baseball player George Washington Bradley, who was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, hurled the first no-hitter in MLB history.
*Another pitcher, Joe Borden threw a no-hitter in July of 1875, but that was the year prior to the formation of the MLB’s NL in 1876.

Image: George Washington Bradley c. 1876 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
On today's date October 18th, 1950: Cornelius McGillicuddy (Connie Mack) announced his retirement after 50 seasons as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics. He was 87 years old. Mack is the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history.

Photo: George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. "Connie Mack, Manager, Philadelphia American League." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910-03-24.  Free to use without restriction.
American pro baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry was born on September 15th, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina.

Just two days following his 30th birthday on September 17th, 1968, Perry threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals

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A vintage baseball card from 1911 of Orval Overall, a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs

Overall was a two time World Series Champion 

He was born on February 2nd, 1881 in Farmersville, California.
Lithograph of the Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball club 

- 1869

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On today's date April 10th, 1921: American actor, professional basketball player and Major League 
Baseball player Chuck Connors was born in Brooklyn, NY.

https://www.ourchuckconnors.com/memory-lane-.html

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“The Maine base ball club"

Photo of the U.S.S. Maine baseball team taken before the tragic sinking of the U.S. Navy battleship in Cuba’s Havana harbor which occurred on today’s date February 15th, 1898. 
All members of the team except for J.H. Bloomer on the upper left perished.

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Joe DiMaggio ready to kiss his signature baseball bat

- 1941 

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On August 11th, 1929 Babe Ruth becomes the first major leaguer to hit 500 home runs.

Image: Baseball players Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees surrounded by a group of boy football players and adults in 1927
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Frankie Frisch of the New York Giants in 1921

Bain News Service, Publisher. [Frankie Frisch, New York NL baseball]. , 1921. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ggb2006005712/. (Accessed April 24, 2017.)
On today's date September 6th, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. played his 2,131st consecutive baseball game. "The Iron Man" broke Lou Gehrig's record, which many believed to be insurmountable and stood for 56 years.

Photo: English: Cal Ripken Sr. & Jr. in 1982
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Author Baltimore Orioles / MLB
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On today's date April 2nd, 1869: American baseball player, coach and manager Hughie Jennings was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania. 
Hughie, while playing for the Baltimore Orioles during the season of 1896, was hit by 51 pitches - the most times a batter was hit by pitches during a single season. 

Source: Wikipedia 
Photo: Hughie Jennings (seated right) next to fellow star Baltimore Orioles: Joe Kelly (seated left), outfielder Wee Willie Keeler (standing left) and third baseman John T. McGraw (standing right): c. 1895
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Jim Thorpe, New York Giants

c. 1913-1915 

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Jackie Robinson

- 1954 

1954 was the year when Jackie became a six time, consecutive All-Star  

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Firefighter & “father of baseball” Alexander Cartwright was born on April 17th, 1820 in New York City.

“Alexander Cartwright, organizer of the Knickerbocker Club and first compiler of the Playing Rules.”
From: Richter's history and records of base ball: the American nation's chief sport, by Francis C. Richter, published in 1914
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Cy Young as a member of the Boston Americans in 1902

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Ty Cobb & Shoeless Joe Jackson holding bats 

- 1913

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Rogers Hornsby in St. Louis Cardinals uniform, 1921 

Hornsby holds the distinction of having the second best batting average in Major League Baseball history. 

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Player-Manager Hal Chase, New York Highlanders, AL and Former Player-Manager John McGraw, New York Giants, NL baseball

- 1910

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All American Girls Professional Baseball League members performing calisthenics

- 1948

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Carol & Barbara with father, Walter Johnson...

about 2 years after Johnson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

After his career as a baseball player and manager Johnson became a county commissioner in Maryland, the same year this photo was taken.

- Image dated March 13th, 1938

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Babe Ruth shows his bat to Shoeless Joe Jackson 

- 1920

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Cincinnati Reds

- 1909

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Photo of pro baseball pitcher Bill Vinton, date on back says March 18th, 1884, a few months before he played his first game as a Philadelphia Quaker.

Only lived until he was 28

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"In training at Hot Springs”

A scene showing the Boston Americans traveling from their hotel to a spring training baseball game in Arkansas.

You can see Cy Young, way in the back (right),
wearing his cap looking toward the camera.

c. March 1907

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Babe Ruth was born on February 6th, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Jimmie Foxx baseball card from 1933, the year that he won the Triple Crown with the Philadelphia Athletics.

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Ty Cobb holding a bat 

c. 1913-1917

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The fist non-exhibition, regular season game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY took place on April 9th, 1913.

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Walter Johnson, Jr.

- Image dated April 13th, 1921

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Donna Reed with Dodger all-star pitcher Don Drysdale 

- 1962 

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Hall of Fame shortstop Dave Bancroft was born on April 20th, 1891 in Sioux City, Iowa 

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Honus Wagner, Warren Baseball Club

- 1895

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On Sunday, May 2nd 1954 at newly named Busch Stadium (formerly called Sportsman’s Park just the year prior) Stan Musial hit 5 home runs during a double header. 

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Babe Ruth at Fenway Park in 1916

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President Hoover about to throw a baseball 

- May 13th, 1922

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WWII Veteran Yogi Berra holding one of his MVP Awards with his wife Carmen and sons 

- 1950s

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Chicago Cubs with mascot 

- 1908

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Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig 

c. 1927

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Walter Johnson when he was manager of the Cleveland Indians 

c. 1933-1935

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Ted Williams meeting with President George H. W. Bush at The White House in July 1991 

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Shoeless Joe Jackson wearing his glove 

- 1909 

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Babe Ruth with a catcher’s glove and mask 

c. 1912 

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