History Stories
CATEGORY: Baseball
Why the Star-Spangled Banner is Played At Sporting Events
September 25, 2017

The tradition began during a time of national sorrow Read More

Silent No Longer: The Outspoken Jackie Robinson
April 14, 2017

Jackie Robinson may have kept silent in the face of racial bigotry in his first two seasons after breaking baseball’s color barrier, but after 1949 he was quiet no longer and became a powerful voice for civil rights. Read More

After Jackie: The Guys of ‘47
April 13, 2017

Jackie Robinson wasn’t the only black player to suit up in the big leagues in 1947. After he heroically opened the door, four other players walked in right behind him. Read More

Hot Springs, Grapefruits and the Babe: A History of Spring Training
March 1, 2017

From the resort town that started it all to the astounding feat of strength by a legend of the sport, here are four stories you might not know about the origin of spring training. Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians: A History Time Capsule
October 25, 2016

In honor of this historic matchup, we take a look back at what was going on in the country—and the world—the last time each of these two teams took home the title. Read More

Joe DiMaggio’s Record-Breaking-Hitting Streak
July 15, 2016

In 1941, legendary New York Yankees slugger "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio made baseball history by scoring a hit in 56 consecutive games. Read More

The Life of Lou Gehrig
May 31, 2016

Find out more about the legendary first baseman. Read More

The Rubbery History of the Baseball
October 28, 2015

Find out how one of the materials at the core of the baseball—rubber—has influenced the national pastime since its inception. Read More

How a Billy Goat “Cursed” the Chicago Cubs
September 24, 2015

Take a look back at one of baseball fandom’s strangest superstitions. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Satchel Paige
September 22, 2015

Check out 10 facts about one of baseball’s most legendary showmen. Read More