August 12, 1866

Wild Bill Hickok umpired the baseball game between rival teams from Atchison, KS and the Kansas City Antelopes. The Antelopes won 48 to 28. And yes, Wild Bill did wear both six guns while he called balls and strikes so there were no arguments.


July 26, 2013

The two sides of the new Stan Musial Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi were joined in the middle on this day in St. Louis.


July 2, 1993

Beautiful Royals Stadium was re-dedicated as Kauffman Stadium.  


May 26, 1926

After a fan's nose was broken by a Jim Bottomley home run, the fan sued. In court, "Sunny Jim" was forced to admit that he "intentionally hit the ball to create a situation known as a home run." He had to pay $3,500.


April 12, 1952

It was "Dizzy Dean Week" in St. Louis in celebration of the movie The Pride of St. Louis. Dizzy was in town for the week and said he didn't care if it wasn't exactly accurate. "Jeez," he said, "they're gonna give me 50,000 smackers just fer livin'."


April 8, 1969

The Kansas City Royals played their first game on this day. They beat the Minnesota Twins at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.


March 27, 1875

To test the market for professional baseball, a team of professional players played an amateur all-star team in St. Louis, winning 15 to 0.


February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.


February 9, 1951

Satchel Paige was signed to pitch for the St. Louis Browns at age 46. Between innings Paige lounged in a rocking chair near the dugout.


January 16, 1911

Birthday of Baseball's most colorful character, Dizzy Dean.