April 17, 2014
Mets @ Diamondbacks
Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic

April 17, 2014
Mets @ Diamondbacks
Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic


yankees:

The Solarte-Roberts-Sizemore triple play.

yankees:

The Solarte-Roberts-Sizemore triple play.


whitesox:

That’s a catch even Big Papi can appreciate.

whitesox:

That’s a catch even Big Papi can appreciate.


April 17, 1955
Roberto Clemente singles off Dodger pitcher Johnny Podres in his first major league at-bat. It is the first of what will become 3,000 hits amassed during his 18-year major league career, all with Pittsburgh.

April 17, 1955
Roberto Clemente singles off Dodger pitcher Johnny Podres in his first major league at-bat. It is the first of what will become 3,000 hits amassed during his 18-year major league career, all with Pittsburgh.


ladodgers:

Dee Gordon leads off with the prettiest bunt, that you ever did see.

ladodgers:

Dee Gordon leads off with the prettiest bunt, that you ever did see.


Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline

April 16, 2013

In tribute to the victims of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings, the fans at Yankee Stadium sing Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, the anthem of AL East rival Boston Red Sox. Prior to their game against Arizona, the Yankees display their logo next to the Red Sox emblem with the words “United We Stand” on an outside video board.

Just one more reason baseball is the greatest sport in the history of ever.


mlb:

Yeah, he’s that slick. Robbie Cano can turn booted ground balls into smooth double plays.

mlb:

Yeah, he’s that slick. Robbie Cano can turn booted ground balls into smooth double plays.


April 15, 1959
Cardinals right-hander Bob Gibson makes his major league debut at LA Memorial Coliseum tossing the final two innings in the 5-0 loss to the Dodgers. The 23-year old rookie becomes the first future Hall of Fame pitcher to give up a home run to the first batter he faces in the major leagues when third baseman Jim Baxes takes him deep in the seventh inning.

April 15, 1959
Cardinals right-hander Bob Gibson makes his major league debut at LA Memorial Coliseum tossing the final two innings in the 5-0 loss to the Dodgers. The 23-year old rookie becomes the first future Hall of Fame pitcher to give up a home run to the first batter he faces in the major leagues when third baseman Jim Baxes takes him deep in the seventh inning.


April 14, 2001
By scoring in their 175th consecutive game, the Reds set the modern National League record for not being shut out by an opponent. Ironically, to break the record, Cincinnati beats Al Leiter and the Mets, the last pitcher and team to blank the franchise, 1-0.

April 14, 2001
By scoring in their 175th consecutive game, the Reds set the modern National League record for not being shut out by an opponent. Ironically, to break the record, Cincinnati beats Al Leiter and the Mets, the last pitcher and team to blank the franchise, 1-0.


April 13, 1963
Pete Rose hits a triple off Pirates pitcher Bob Friend for his first major league hit. On the same date 21 years later, Rose will collect his 4,000th hit off Phillies pitcher Jerry Koosman, becoming the first National League player to reach the milestone.

April 13, 1963
Pete Rose hits a triple off Pirates pitcher Bob Friend for his first major league hit. On the same date 21 years later, Rose will collect his 4,000th hit off Phillies pitcher Jerry Koosman, becoming the first National League player to reach the milestone.