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.

Read Article
 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.

Read Article
 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.”

Read Article

Love history?

Discover events in American history – plus the stamps that make them come alive.

Subscribe to get This Day in History stories straight to your inbox every day!