Today in Minor League History

Baseball Leagues: American League - MLB - National League

Events in Sport

  • 1887-02-20 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
  • 1902-06-15 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • 1909-07-08 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
  • 1938-03-23 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers
  • 1942-11-30 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • 1944-07-03 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
  • 1952-04-28 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
  • 1953-03-03 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
  • 1957-02-21 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
  • 1957-12-28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • 1969-04-01 Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
  • 1981-08-29 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
  • 1987-04-03 Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
  • 1989-02-10 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • 1992-06-16 Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1998-02-06 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers