Oliva’s opening day homer makes DH history
On April 6, 1973, Tony Oliva became the first designated hitter to hit a home run in a regular season American League game.
Ashburn, Day thrilled with Hall of Fame election
RIchie Ashburn, Leon Day, William Hulbert and Vic Willis were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1995.
Hall call brings rightful honors for Dandridge
Ray Dandridge starred in the Negro National League and Mexican League en route to the Hall of Fame.
Huge contract lures Williams to job as Senators’ manager
Ted Williams was named manager of the Washington Senators on Feb. 21, 1969.
Perry returns to Rangers in pursuit of 300th win
At age 41, Perry returned to Texas needing 21 wins to reach 300.
Irvin earns immortality with Hall of Fame election
Monte Irvin was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on Negro Leagues on Feb. 7, 1973.
Piazza returns to Southern California with Padres
Ahead of his 15th major league season, Mike Piazza signed a one-year deal to play in San Diego.
Collins, Keeler and Sisler comprise fourth BBWAA Hall of Fame class
The BBWAA elected Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler and George Sisler to the Hall of Fame in 1939.
DH rule gives Cepeda a chance to shine in Boston
Orlando Cepeda found new life in his career when the designated hitter rule took effect in the American League in 1973.
Sutter’s election set new Hall of Fame standard
Right-hander became first pitcher elected to Cooperstown who had never started a major league game.
Fingers, Seaver turned pitching dominance into bronze
Two legendary pitchers were elected to Cooperstown on Jan. 7, 1992.
Mariners’ signing of Martinez changed a franchise
Edgar Martinez's path to the Hall of Fame began when he signed with the Seattle Mariners on Dec. 19, 1982.
Boggs jumpstarts second half of career with Yankees
After leaving the Red Sox, Wade Boggs signed a three-year contract with the Yankees.
Molitor wins World Series MVP after signing with Toronto
Paul Molitor signed with the Blue Jays after the 1992 season and then helped Toronto to a second consecutive World Series title while earning Fall Classic MVP honors in 1993.
Second stint in Chicago for Aparicio brings more honors
Luis Aparicio was traded from the Orioles back to the White Sox on Nov. 29, 1967.
Dawson rolls to '77 NL Rookie of the Year Award
After playing his way into the starting lineup, Andre Dawson capped off 1977 with the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
Cy Young Award tops off Halladay’s perfect season
Roy Halladay was the unanimous National League Cy Young Award winner in 2010 — a season in which he threw a regular season perfect game and a Postseason no-hitter.
Cox’s excellence brings unprecedented honors
Receiving the award in both 2004 and 2005, Braves manager Bobby Cox became the first to win Manager of the Year twice in a row.
Torre’s hiring starts new Yankees dynasty
Joe Torre took over at the helm of the Yankees on Nov. 2, 1995.
Jeter named World Series MVP while capturing fourth ring
At age 26, Derek Jeter helped the Yankees to a third straight World Series title — defeating the Mets in 2000.
Dominant second half helps Hubbell to 1936 NL MVP
A 16-0 second half with 14 complete games in 15 starts and two saves earned Carl Hubbell the first-ever unanimous National League MVP honor on Oct. 19, 1936.
Kaat defies time in 1982 World Series for Cardinals
Pitching for the Cardinals in 1982, just weeks before he turned 44, Jim Kaat became the second-oldest player to appear in a World Series game.
Hodges’ big day sparks World Series comeback
On Oct. 5, 1956, Gil Hodges became the second player to go 3-for-3 with two walks and four RBI in a World Series game, helping the Dodgers to the second-largest World Series comeback.