The History file is still working, and how! Just a few of the many listings of exciting events in the past!
APRIL 1st 1904
Boston NL plays exhibition game at Montgomery, game two of a unique series pitting Montgomery against both Boston teams. The NL squad defeats Montgomery 2-1. In the first game, Cy Young pitched three innings for his AL Boston club, winning 3-1.
APRIL 1st 1910
Montgomery plays second of two exhibition games vs Cleveland Indians, losing both. Cy Young is pictured coaching for the Indians while at Montgomery.
APRIL 1 1942
Owner Ben Goltsman confirms Paul Armstrong refused assignment to Dallas, will return to play in Montgomery. Armstrong led team in batting last year.
April 1 1955
Braves vs Dodgers at Montgomery, Paul Hamrick homers
APRIL 1 1977
Rebels sold to Paul Fyffe to a Paintsville Ky radio station owner by Mack McWhorter. The Rebels have won four of the last five SL pennants but won't stay in Montgomery past 1980.
APRIL 2 1948
APRL 2 1954
RedSox beats Phillies 8-0 in Montgomery exhibition game, Sox pitcher Mel Parnell defeats the Phils Simmons.
April 2 1955
Pittsburgh Pirates face the Baltimore Orioles at Montgomery, win 5-3
APRIL 3 1911
Montgomery Stars face the Brooklyn Royal Giants in Montgomery
APRIL 3 1935
Dizzy Dean fined before the game at Montgomery for missing the train to the previous days game.
APRIL 3 1941
The Boston RedSox face the Cinci Reds in an exhibition game, Cincinnati's Johnny Vandermeer wins as the Reds down the Red Sox 5-1 at Cramton Bowl.
APRIL 4 1936
Phillies vs Chicago in MGM exhibition game, Bill Lee to start for Chicago, intends to pitch all nine innings if the weather is warm. Cubs win 11-1 and Lee does indeed pitch a complete game.
APRIL 4 1946
Tigers 5 Boston Braves 3 in MGM exhibition game, greenberg homered and drove in four runs, missing a triple for the cycle
APRIL 4 1952
Braves vs Dodgers in MGM exhibition game, braves doc donovan beats chris van cuyk 7-0 on the strength of home runs by Dick Williams and Roy Campanella. Jackie Robinson was hitless in four trips.
APRIL 4 1936
Cubs vs Phillies in Montgomery, the first of two planned games. The Cubs win the game 11-1 in a hitfest for Chicago batters. Stan Hack, Charlie Grimm, Chuck Klein and Frank Demare each had multiple hits in the game for the Cubs. In spite of the drubbing, the Phils only used two pitchers.
APRIL 4 1953
Red Sox turn triple play vs Phillies in first inning of exhibition game but lose 6-4
APRIL 4 1955
Giants vs Indians at Montgomery, Johnny Antonelli against Bob Feller. Also featured are future Hall of Fame outfielders Willie Mays and Larry Doby. Ralph Kiner and Vic Wertz each homer as the Indians defeat New York in a rematch of previous World Series, 9-5.
APRIL 5 1936
Rain washes out the second game of the Cubs-Phillies series.
APRIL 5 1946
Detroit v Boston Braves at Montgomery, the future Hall of Famer Tigers Hank Greenberg homers, doubles and singles, driving the Tigers win 5-3. The Detroit Tigers, are the reigning World Champs.
APRIL 5 1949
Rebels host Phillies, get beat 2-1 in rain shortened six inning match. Less than a thousand patrons turned out for the first of a two game exhibition series.
APRIL 5 1969
Cincinnati vs Detroit in exhibition game in Mgm is rained out
APRIL 6 1946
In second game of an exhibition doubleheader, Boston Red Sox loses to Cinci 7-5, after winning the first contest. Both games were seven innings.