Today in Baseball: Disco Demolition Night

Today, 41 years ago the Chicago White Sox hosted Disco Demolition Night. The promotion was initiated by a DJ from a local radio station. As the game of the night before was rained out, it was scheduled to take place after the promotion. Little was known about the disastrous effect this promotion would have. With …

Today in Baseball: MLB owners drive Bill Veeck away

Today, 67 years ago, six MLB owners but two voted against Bill Veeck's plan to move the ailing St. Louis Browns to Baltimore. This signaled the end of Veeck as the owner of the St. Louis Browns. Through the decades, the St. Louis Browns served as the doormat of the American League. In the 51 …

Today in baseball: Names on jerseys make debut

Bill Veeck was always known as an inventor in the baseball world. He was responsible for the ivy at the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. He promoted the game in every possible way. Today in 1960, Bill Veeck came up with something that would become the standard in MLB. On March 13, 1960, then the …

Today in baseball: 1970, Curt Flood files lawsuit vs MLB

Today in 1970, Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood, after refusing to report at Spring Training of the Philadelphia Phillies after he was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals, filed a lawsuit against MLB's commissioner Bowie Kuhn and all 24 MLB teams. Flood's case even made it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Three-time All-Star, seven-time Gold …

Chief Wahoo logo gone after 2018

Perhaps one of the most recognizable logos in Major League Baseball is nearing its end. Under pressure of Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians will get rid of the logo after the 2018 season.  Major League Baseball said the symbol was no longer appropriate. This results in the disappearance of the logo from baseball. You …

Baseball related music: “Talkin’ baseball” by Terry Cashman

In today's edition of Baseball related music, we pay attention to "Talkin' baseball, sung by Terry Cashman. The song is describing the history of baseball from the 1950s to the beginning of the 80s. The song was released in 1981, the year the regular MLB season was shortened by a player strike. The song was …

65 years ago Eddie Gaedel had his sole at bat

Today, 65 years ago, Eddie Gaedel had his only at bat for the St. Louis Browns as part of a publicity stunt of Browns owner Bill Veeck In a time in which the St. Louis Browns were a cellar dwellar and political correctness was still unknown to the world, Browns owner Bill Veeck looked for a …

The phenomenon baseball clown

There was a time when Major League Baseball had a similar approach as Minor League Baseball has now. The game was more fun. Players fooled around and there was pre game and in-between-innings entertainment, arranged by baseball clowns. Players like Wiliam Schaefer (Washington Senators), Al Schacht (also Washington Senators) and the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals, known …

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