Baseball

 U.S. #2046 was issued for the 50th anniversary of the All-Star Game.
December 26, 1919

The Curse of the Bambino 

On December 26, 1919, Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees, ushering in the long-standing superstitious Curse of the Bambino.

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 U.S. #3408m from the Legends of Baseball issue.
November 4, 1955

Death of Cy Young 

On November 4, 1955, baseball legend Cy Young died in Newcomerstown, Ohio.

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 U.S. #855 was issued in Cooperstown on the museum’s opening day.
June 12, 1939

Opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame

On June 12, 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.

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 U.S. #4465-66 pictures a game scene and the league’s founder, Rube Foster.
May 2, 1920

First Game of Negro National League Baseball

On May 2, 1920, the first game of the Negro National Baseball League was played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 U.S. #3513 from the Baseball’s Legendary Playing Fields issue.
April 18, 1923

Opening of Original Yankee Stadium

On April 18, 1923, the Yankees played their first game in “The House that Ruth Built.”

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