Baseball History (Part 5)

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 487 of 487

  • 1989-06-07 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-08-24 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1989-09-13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • 1990-01-09 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1990-02-04 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
  • 1990-02-15 Baseball owners lock out players
  • 1990-03-18 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
  • 1990-04-21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-05-22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990-06-09 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1990-06-21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • 1990-07-26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
  • 1990-08-14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
  • 1990-12-26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • 1991-01-09 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1991-02-26 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1991-03-30 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • 1991-04-08 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
  • 1991-07-05 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-07-28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-09-04 Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1992-01-07 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

AgreementContract of Interest

1992-02-01 Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1992-04-13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-04-24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1992-06-08 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • 1992-06-11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0
  • 1992-06-20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Balt Orioles)
  • 1992-06-24 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
  • 1992-09-07 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
  • 1992-09-10 Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
  • 1992-10-11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)
  • 1993-05-26 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993-08-01 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1993-09-08 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL
  • 1994-01-12 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1994-02-23 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
  • 1994-02-25 Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1994-04-03 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced
  • 1994-05-08 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • 1994-07-16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 1994-07-23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • 1994-07-28 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
  • 1994-09-14 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
  • 1994-09-18 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
  • 1994-09-28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • 1994-12-23 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995-01-08 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-02-06 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-02-17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1995-03-09 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays

  • 1995-03-31 Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike
  • 1995-04-02 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • 1995-04-07 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • 1995-04-26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995-07-30 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1995-10-01 NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
  • 1996-01-08 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1996-01-18 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
  • 1996-04-03 St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
  • 1996-04-24 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • 1996-11-26 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
  • 1997-03-19 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-04-15 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1997-04-20 1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader
  • 1997-05-10 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
  • 1997-05-14 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner
  • 1997-06-09 Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
  • 1997-06-12 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • 1997-07-09 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
  • 1998-01-06 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1999-07-06 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-09-17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 2002-10-27 Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants 4-3 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Troy Glaus, Anaheim

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-06-17 Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 2004-10-01 Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
  • 2005-09-29 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
  • 2005-10-26 Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
  • 2007-08-07 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-03-05 Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2014-10-31 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2014-11-11 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
  • 2015-01-06 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2017-01-18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 2017-04-26 Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 2017-06-14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4

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