Baseball Season Recaps

Read the Season Recaps and learn what happened in each baseball season since 1901.

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1945 Baseball Season

The approaching end of World War II meant the return of some of baseball's biggest stars to the baseball diamond. Among the returning stars were Bob Feller, Charlie Keller, and Hank Greenberg. Read more about the 1945 baseball season.

1941 Baseball Season

The Streak: One of baseball's longest-standing records was set in 1941 by Joe DiMaggio's hitting safely in 56 consecutive games. Despite the Streak, DiMaggio's season totals were surpassed by Ted Williams. Read more about this unforgettable baseball season.

1943 Baseball Season

Night games became more and more popular to adjust to the wartime needs of America's workers. While the 1943 baseball season was affected by World War II, history was being made in the sport. Read this article for the 1943 baseball season highlights.

1996 Baseball Season

The 1996 baseball season featured the New York Yankees winning the World Series and a near walk-out of the crucial umpire staff. Learn more about the 1996 baseball season and the leaders in hitting and pitching.

1997 Baseball Season

Although the team was brand-new only 4 years earlier, 1997 baseball season featured the unlikely and relatively young Florida Marlins winning the World Series. Learn more about the 1997 baseball season.

1998 Baseball Season

The main talk of the summer was the home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. The 1998 baseball season ended with the dominant New York Yankees winning the World Series. Learn more about the 1998 baseball season.

1979 Baseball Season

Willie Stargell led the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory during the 1979 baseball season. The Pirates were also known for their wide variety of uniform options -- 64 possible combinations of caps and jerseys. Learn more about the 1979 baseball season.

1962 Baseball Season

The National League expanded to a roster of ten teams in the 1962 season with the addition of the Mets and the Houston Colt .45s. The Yankees won the Series again, despite extra competition in the other league. Learn more about the 1962 baseball season.

1980 Baseball Season

The Philadelphia Phillies, with the help of superstar Mike Schmidt and dominating pitcher Steve Carlton, won their first World Series in history during the 1980 baseball season. Read more about the 1980 baseball season.

1963 Baseball Season

The 1963 baseball season featured Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series. On the way, Sandy Koufax had one of the best pitching seasons in baseball history. Learn more about the 1963 baseball season.

1964 Baseball Season

The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series by overcoming the Yankees in the New York team's fifth consecutive World Series appearance. Learn more highlights and anecdotes from the 1964 baseball season.

1965 Baseball Season

Sandy Koufax had a fantastic year in 1965, with league-leading numbers in wins, strikeouts and ERA. The 1965 baseball season featured the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series after a one year hiatus. Learn more about the 1965 baseball season.

1940 Baseball Season

In the 1940 baseball season, the Cincinnati Reds took the National League pennant by 12 games over Brooklyn. Get more details about this notable baseball season.

1974 Baseball Season

Hammerin' Hank Aaron hit his record 715th home run off of pitcher Al Downing early in the 1975 baseball season. Later, the Oakland A's won their third consecutive World Series. Find out more highlights from the 1974 baseball season.

1975 Baseball Season

The 1975 baseball season marked the beginning of the modern era of big-money free agency when Catfish Hunter signed with the Yankees for five years and a whopping 3.75 million dollars. Find out more about the 1975 baseball season.

1966 Baseball Season

The 1966 baseball season saw a tearful farewell from Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax, after another impressive season at the top of his pitching game, and the MVP for Roberto Clemente. Learn about the 1966 baseball season.

1976 Baseball Season

The National League celebrated its 100th season the same year the United States celebrated its bicentennial. The 1976 baseball season was marked by stellar performances by players like Steve Carlton and Pete Rose. Learn more about the 1976 baseball season.

1939 Baseball Season

The American League lost the slugger and Iron Man Lou Gehrig to retirement, but it gained the rookie sensation and future hall-of-famer Ted Williams. Read this article for a recap and highlights of the 1939 baseball season.

1977 Baseball Season

Slugger Reggie Jackson led the Yankees to World Series victory in the 1977 baseball season. What else did the '77 bring?

1978 Baseball Season

The 1978 baseball season revolved around the American League East. For the final ten weeks of the season, the Red Sox and Yankees were involved in a wild, exciting race, full of memorable moments on and off the field.

1961 Baseball Season

Ralph Houk took over managing the 1961 Yankees, and led his team to another pennant. The season featured those Yankees winning the World Series and racking up record home runs. Learn more about the 1961 baseball season.

1967 Baseball Season

Behind the strong arm of pitcher Bob Gibson, the 1967 baseball season saw the St. Louis Cardinals win their second Series in four years over the Boston Red Sox. Learn more facts and highlights from the 1967 baseball season.

1968 Baseball Season

Known as "The Year of the Pitchter," the 1968 baseball season featured the Detroit Tigers winning their first Series since 1945. The league-leading hitter only eked out a .301 average. See other highlights of the 1968 baseball season.

1969 Baseball Season

Mickey Mantle retired in 1969 and the league gained a new commissioner. Aside from that, the 1969 baseball season saw a number of record-setting plays. See all the highlights of the 1969 season, including the Mets amazing World Series win.

1970 Baseball Season

Baseball returned to Milwaukee in 1970, with the new Brewers team. The 1970 baseball season also saw Billy Williams lead the National League with 137 runs. Learn more about the highlights and lowlights of the 1970 baseball season.