By Jeff Phelps - Cleveland's Talking HeadsBy Jeff Phelps | 92.3 The Fan

May 1st

1884 – Moses Walker became the first black player in major league baseball.

1891 – Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland’s League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

1920 – Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a New York Yankee. It was his 50th career home run.

1926 – Satchel Page made his pitching debut in the Negro Southern League.

1947 – Cleveland Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stadium

1951 – Mickey Mantle hit his first home run.

1969 – Leonard Tose bought the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.

– Nolan Ryan (Texas Rangers) pitched his record 7th no-hitter. Beat Toronto 3-0.


1910 – Cliff Battles, Akron OH, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)

1961 – Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)

1981 – Wes Welker, American football player


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