Birthday of George "Grin" Bradley. On July 15, 1876 he threw the first no-hit, no run game in major league history. Pitching for the St. Louis Brown Stockings that year, he completed 63 of the team's 64 games. more

Jul 13, 2017 11:56 AM Missouri History


USA Today

"Casey" Stengel, named for his home town of K.C. stunned jeering baseball fans on this day by bowing to them and ceremoniously tipping his cap. From under the hat a bird flew out. Casey may have been the first to give the fans the bird. more

Jun 6, 2017 10:57 AM Missouri History

For the first time in baseball history an opening day game was played at night when the Cardinals beat the Pirates in St. Louis. more

Apr 17, 2017 12:34 PM Missouri History

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Courtesy of Baseball Hall of Fame

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." more

Apr 12, 2017 12:15 AM Missouri History

The cardinals came up with a new idea. Players would begin wearing numbers on their uniforms. Years later, it would be the Cardinals again who start putting player's names on the uniforms. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:09 PM Missouri History



ìBaseballís perfect warrior, baseballís perfect knight,î hall of famer, Stan the Man Musial was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on this date in Missouri history. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:17 PM Missouri History


Pitchers and Poets

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. more

Feb 9, 2017 12:32 PM Missouri History

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Baseball Hall of Fame

Birthday of Baseball's most colorful character, Dizzy Dean. Read more about him in Tales From Missouri and the Heartland. more

Jan 16, 2017 1:18 PM Missouri History

St. Louis Browns

Courtesy of Boston Public Library

A brief history of the team that was first in shoes, first in booze, and last in the American League more

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