Baseball History on Flipboard

By Tom McMahon | Tom McMahon created a magazine on Flipboard. “Baseball History on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tom McMahon”.

Baseball Photos on Twitter

The first interracial handshake in American professional baseball history, Jackie Robinson and George Shuba. #42 pic.twitter.com/YzZlEOofeW

Good-bye, Mr. November: Taking Stock of Derek Jeter’s Divisive Legacy

The most famous hit of Derek Jeter’s career sparked a legendary nickname.

Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees’ shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he’d yet to earn a postseason moniker. While Reggie Jackson had become “Mr. October” after blasting three home runs in …

Burns reflects on impact of 'Baseball' after 20 years

Landmark documentary illustrates how game has mirrored societal change

Twenty years ago, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns changed the way fans of all ages view and appreciate the game when one of his finest works, "Baseball," first aired. Last week, Burns sat down with MLB Publishing inside MLB's

Baseball

Twenty years after historic season cancelled, the ‘Montreal Expos’ back in first

Twenty years later on this darkest of baseball anniversaries, the Montreal Expos franchise is once again basking in the sunshine of first place.

A powerhouse ballclub had its record frozen in time Sept. 14, 1994, stuck forever at 74 wins, 40 losses. That’s the day the strike-shortened major-league …

Canadian History

Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings Played

Editor's note: This is a special preview of the Fall 2012 edition of the "Baseball Research Journal." SABR members receive full online and print

Babe Ruth and the greatest World Series game ever pitched

[Babe Ruth with Red Sox teammates, 1915 | Library of Congress]A frequent refrain from supporters of Jack Morris’s Hall of Fame candidacy is that he …

Baseball

Two of the Greatest Ever, Ty Cobb and Ted Williams. http://t.co/vYpX4ZfRyK

Great photo of Jackie Robinson cleaning out his locker in Jan. of 1957, after he decided to retire, at the age of 38. http://t.co/XcIy576pvw

Rare photo of Ted Williams posing for a photo from 1938 during his time with the Minneapolis Millers. http://t.co/p8NTe4np0x

Duke Snider, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle. http://t.co/5kePBAcgZn

Yusmeiro Petit sets MLB record for consecutive batters retired

The Giants reliever and sometimes starter completed a historic run of success on Thursday.

It started quietly on July 22, but over a month later, Giants reliever (and sometimes starter) Yusmeiro Petit has made history. The right-hander broke the record for consecutive batters retired on Thursday …

Colorado Rockies

Eric Wade on Twitter

1994 World Series game ball. The year of the strike. @Baseball_Photos #noworldseries pic.twitter.com/QHU1lgd2rf

Jackie Jensen won the MVP award in 1958, but retired several years later do to his crippling fear of flying. http://t.co/MWe6FTNJ0I

This date 1975 #Dodgers Davey Lopes steals his major league record 38th consecutive base. http://t.co/Xis48wJZHD

Bob Motley, Last Surviving Negro League Ump, Recalls Baseball History

Bob Motley, a 91-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has lived through remarkable times in our history.

His story is one of a black man in love with …

April 26th, 1949. Gene Hermanski, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges pose together after turning a triple play. http://t.co/Y1Jyx3ze0Z

January 4, 1957- The Dodgers buy a 44-passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000, first team to own a plane. http://t.co/UnIJLm8ycL

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings. #Yankees http://t.co/PoL9j4boSe

"The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money." -Ernie Banks http://t.co/O4JyRwF1Hq

The clubhouse/lockers at Polo Grounds were in direct CF; 483 feet away. The stairs leading up to them were in play. http://t.co/lorkZ6cpu6

Time for a Hall of Fame ballot poll. RT if you think @TimRaines30 should be in the @BaseballHall. #SPEED http://t.co/N8OU5wGF2T

Tony Gwynn compiled more plate appearances vs. Greg Maddux than any other pitcher (107). Not once did he strike out. http://t.co/fBqIa02bpe

Rockies' Michael Cuddyer Becomes 4th Player to Hit for Cycle in Both Leagues

Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer wasted no time re-acclimating himself to major league pitching, hitting for the cycle on his first day back from the disabled list in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Cincinnati Reds.

Cuddyer, who missed more than two months of action …

Action shot during Game 2 of the 1957 World Series at Yankee Stadium http://t.co/avfuf3ITK0

Roberto Clemente - Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies

Juan Marichal on Twitter

Throwback- a couple of years ago with the amazing Willie Mays pic.twitter.com/EhfGFqHIPx