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Timeline of major events in the history of Major League baseball
Created by marykoler
on May 20, 2008
Last updated: 11/17/09 at 08:10 AM
Tsuyoshi Shinjo, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, becomes the first Japanese player to take part in a World Series game.
October 30, just weeks after the terrorist attacks of September 11, President George W. Bush throws out the first ball of the third game of the World Series in New York's Yankee Stadium.
The year without a World Series: the longest and costliest strike in baseball history begins on August 12, and lasts until the following spring.
Bill Buckner makes a game-ending error in the World Series.
Baseball players strike for seven weeks.
Curt Flood refuses trade to the Phillies, starting a long legal battle against baseball's reserve clause.
Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's home run record.
Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in a car accident.
Don Larsen pitches a perfect game in the World Series.
Larry Doby is the first African-American player in the American League.
Babe Ruth dies.
First televised World Series.
The Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its first five players.
Major League Baseball's first night game is played.
Major League Baseball's first All-Star game is played.
Babe Ruth hits his 500th career home run.
Baseball is broadcast on radio for the first time.
Jimmy Claxton, the first black player in 20th century organized white baseball, is fired because of his African-American ancestry.
The first players' strike in Major League Baseball occurs.
The Chicago Cubs win 116 games and lose 36.
The Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates play the first World Series.
The American League is created.
Cy Young takes the mound in the Major Leagues for the first time.
The Players' League is created.
Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first African-American player in the Major Leagues
Pete Browning uses the first Louisville Slugger bat.
The American Baseball Association, also known as the Beer and Whiskey League, is created.
4 players are banned for accepting bribes
The National League is established
First womens baseball team is formed.
First official game of baseball is played between the Knickerbockers and a group of cricket players
Alexander Joy Cartwright develops the rules of baseball
Abner Doubleday is credited with creating the game of baseball