DISCOVER HISTORY

Stories from baseball's rich history are constantly being added to keep you connected to the game you love. 

Fifty years ago, Hank Aaron became king

A half century ago, Hank Aaron became MLB's home run king.

Harvey set standard from first day as big league umpire

Doug Harvey debuted as a National League umpire on April 10, 1962, beginning a Hall of Fame career that spanned 31 seasons.

#CardCorner: 1981 Topps Victor Cruz

As an in-demand relief pitcher, Victor Cruz found himself connected to some of baseball's future stars by one degree of separation via trades.

#CardCorner: 1980 Topps Jesse Jefferson

In spite of his win-loss record, Jesse Jefferson authored some of the greatest one-game performances of his generation.

Eckersley trade redefined Athletics, bullpen use

Dennis Eckersley's transition to the bullpen put him on a Hall of Fame track while leading Oakland back to the Fall Classic.

The 1984 Tigers: Frontrunners from start to finish

Led by three future Hall of Famers, the Tigers went wire to wire in 1984 to capture Detroit's first World Series title in 16 years.

Museum Partners with becker&mayer! kids on Two New Children’s Books

Author James Buckley Jr. takes young readers inside the Hall of Fame.

Baseball History, American History and You

Often referred to as America's National Pastime, baseball has had a very active role in the shaping of this nation.

Joe Torre Elected Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors for National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Torre, elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014 and appointed to the Board in 2023, fills a position previously held by Joe Morgan from 2000 until his passing in 2020.

Negro Leagues No-No’s

These five Hall of Famers threw gems that are now part of MLB history.

#CardCorner: 1978 Topps Dave Chalk

Dave Chalk's legacy endures not only as a nine-year major league veteran, but for a cameo-in-name-only on one of his era's most celebrated and viewed television shows.

Allen turned bigotry off the diamond into success on it

As a pioneering prospect and award-winning rookie, Dick Allen had to manage a contentious relationship with antagonistic fans during the first chapter of his career.

Pérez signing sets foundation for Big Red Machine

The Cincinnati Reds found their future cleanup hitter and All-Star first baseman when they signed Cuban star Tony Pérez.

#CardCorner: 1988 Donruss Dwayne Murphy

One of the most prolific fly-catchers in the game's history, Dwayne Murphy starred for the Oakland Athletics between their two dynasties.

#CardCorner: 1981 Topps Rick Sutcliffe

Rick Sutcliffe won the 1979 NL Rookie of the Year Award with the Dodgers. Five years later, he became perhaps the most celebrated trade deadline acquisition in history.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Stories, Programs at Hall of Fame

Web resource recounts vital history of women in baseball.