Baseball Famous Firsts

"It's like deja vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
Baseball Famous Firsts

By Baseball Almanac

Black Famous Baseball Firsts
A Historical Perspective
Franchise First Home Runs
First HR for every Team
Home Run Firsts
1st Slam | 1st Inside the Park...
Night Game Firsts
Team by Team Analysis
Presidential Baseball Firsts
First Ever | First First Pitch | Etc.
The Next Era
Future Expansion Area
Salary Levels
First 100,000+ | Millionaire | Etc.
American League Rookies / Their First Season

American League Rookies

First Major League Season For EVERY A.L. Player in History

National League Rookies / Their First Season

National League Rookies

First Major League Season For EVERY N.L. Player in History

Famous Baseball Firsts | Famous Baseball Lasts | Major League Rookies


Do you remember who the first designated hitter was? How about the date of that historic game? Find it, the box score, and much more in this section.

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Baseball Almanac only recently started the famous first "by category" section. If you have a category that you would like included, please let us know .

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