• Baseball’s best: A look at the top 10 teams in Lehigh Valley-area high school baseball

    Six Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and four from the Colonial League form the top 10 list of area high school baseball teams.

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 11 1904 - Cy Young’s 23-inning no-hit string ended. The streak included two innings on April 25, six on April 30, a perfect game against the Philadelphia A’s on May 5, and six innings today. 1919 - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitched 12 scoreless innings in a

  • Baseball Glance

    All Times EDT W L Pct GB Boston 21 13 .618 _ Toronto 17 15 .531 3 New York 17 16 .515 3½ Tampa Bay 18 17 .514 3½ Baltimore 15 18 .455 5½ W L Pct GB Chicago 18 13 .581 _ Cleveland 18 14 .

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 10 1909 - Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney worked 17 no-hit innings before winning 1-0 over Lexington. 1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By that time, he had two

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 9 1901 - Earl Moore of the Cleveland Indians pitched nine hitless innings against the Chicago White Sox before giving up two hits in the 10th to lose 4-2. 1937 - Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds went 6-for-6 in a 21-10 rout of the Phillies in Philadelphia. 1961

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 8 1906 - Philadelphia manager Connie Mack needed a substitute outfielder in the sixth inning of a game against Boston and called on pitcher Chief Bender. Bender hit two home runs, both inside the park. 1907 - Boston’s Big Jeff Pfeffer threw a no-hitter to give the Braves a

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 6 1915 - As a pitcher for Boston, Babe Ruth had three hits, including his first major league home run when he connected off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds. 1917 - Bob Groom of the Browns duplicated teammate Ernie Koob’s feat of the

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 5 1904 - Cy Young of the Red Sox pitched a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics, beating Rube Waddell 3-0. Having pitched nine hitless innings in two previous efforts, he ran his string of hitless innings to 18. 1917 - Ernie Koob of the St. Louis Browns pitched

  • This Date in Baseball

    May 1 1884 - Toledo’s Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first black player in the pre-modern era of the major leagues. His Blue Stockings lost 5-1 to Louisville. 1901 - Chicago’s Herm McFarland hit the first grand slam in American League history and Dummy Hoy also homered in the Chicago

  • This Date in Baseball

    April 30 1903 - The New York Highlanders won their home opener at Hilltop Park, 6-2 over Washington. 1919 - Philadelphia’s Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn’s Burleigh Grimes pitched complete games in a 9-9, 20-inning tie. Both teams scored three runs in the 19th inning. Oeschger gave up 22 hits and

  • This Date in Baseball

    April 29 1918 - Center fielder Tris Speaker executed the fourth unassisted double play of his career in the Cleveland Indians’ 8-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. 1922 - The New York Giants hit four inside-the-park home runs in a 15-4 win at Braves Field in Boston. George Kelly

  • This Date in Baseball

    April 28 1901 - Cleveland pitcher Bock Baker gave up a record 23 singles as the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 13-1. 1930 - The first night game in organized baseball was played in Independence, Kan. In a Western Association game, Muskogee defeated Independence 13-3. 1934 - Detroit’s Goose