Aural History: How An Old Lady In Brooklyn Ensured That The "Shot Heard …

It was Oct. 3, 1951, and the New York Giants were about to lose the pennant to the Brooklyn Dodgers two games to one in a best-of-three series. In Brooklyn, a 26-year-old travel agent asked his mother to flip a switch on his reel-to-reel machine, and few moments later at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, Bobby… » 10/22/12 8:00pm 10/22/12 8:00pm

Tiger Stadium Turned 100 This Weekend, Too

Fenway Park's boozy birthday party this weekend brought out the hoi polloi in Red Sox history and even a confused-looking Bud Selig. The fortress of Yawkey Way wasn't the only big-league park that opened 100 years ago, though; Tiger Stadium, too, hosted big-league ball for the first time on April 20, 1912. » 4/23/12 2:15pm 4/23/12 2:15pm