Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 150-300 Recap

by Rocco Constantino | Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016
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With the list half way complete, here’s a rundown of moments 150-300.

To read the details of every moment, visit the compilation of articles on Baseball Hot Corner’s main page.

  1. Daniel Okrent and friends start Rotisserie Baseball
  2. Mark Fidrych bursts onto the scene
  3. Maury Wills and Luis Aparicio revive the stolen base
  4. Frank Robinson traded to Orioles
  5. Fred Toney and Hippo Vaughn: The Double No-Hitter
  6. Cubs plant ivy on the outfield wall
  7. Colorado and Florida awarded franchises
  8. Tampa and Arizona awarded franchises
  9. Roberto Alomar’s ALCS Home Run of Dennis Eckersley
  10. Cy Young’s perfect game
  11. Edgar Martinez wins 1995 ALDs
  12. Congressional hearings on steroids
  13. Bryce Harper and Mike Trout win Rookie of the Year
  14. Dave Henderson‘s 1986 ALCS home run
  15. Ebbets Field demolished
  16. Johnny Bench and the hinged catchers glove
  17. Yankees and Indians wear jersey numbers
  18. 1971 MLB All-Star Game
  19. Pete Reiser‘s injuries
  20.  Pete Rose‘s 44-game hitting streak
  21. Expos and Twins avoid contraction
  22. Rogers Hornsby‘s 40 home run/.400 batting average season
  23. MLB Network launched
  24. Smoky Joe Wood vs. Walter Johnson
  25. Pete Rose and Ray Fosse All-Star Game collision
  26. Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. homer back-to-back
  27. Jose Canseco‘s 40-40 season
  28. This Week in Baseball debuts
  29. Ozzie Smith‘s 1985 NLCS home run
  30. The Homer in the Gloaming
  31. Gil Hodges dies
  32. Yankees start Old Timers Day 1947
  33. Minnie Minoso retires as the last Negro League player to play in majors
  34. 1960 Home Run Derby show premiers
  35. August Busch nixes Stan MusialRobin Roberts trade
  36. Dennis Eckersley popularizes the one-inning closer
  37. Sammy Sosa hits 20 home runs in June of 1998
  38. Rennie Stennett goes 7-for-7
  39. Padres draft Tony Gwynn
  40. Christy Mathewson‘s first no-hitter
  41. Lou Gehrig has the first four home run game
  42. Padres-Braves brawl
  43. All-Century Team announced
  44. Sid Bream scores to send Braves to World Series
  45. Darryl Kile‘s death
  46. Jim Abbott‘s no-hitter
  47. Bo Jackson‘s All-Star Game home run
  48. MLB starts home run derby at 1985 All-Star Game
  49. The Baseball Bunch debuts
  50. MLB starts one-game playoff
  51. Home plate collisions banned
  52. Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit
  53. Expos move out of Montreal
  54. St. Louis Browns make the World Series
  55. Mickey Mantle sets switch hit home run record
  56. Johan Santana‘s no-hitter
  57. Lou Brock breaks stolen base record
  58. Jimmie Foxx hits 500th home run
  59. Topps monopolizes baseball card industry
  60. Dave Dravecky battles cancer
  61. Ogden Nash publishes “Lineup for Yesterday”
  62. Green Monster painted green
  63. Pete Gray‘s one season in St. Louis
  64. Jeffrey Maier gets Derek Jeter a home run
  65. Brien Taylor injures shoulder
  66. MLB starts using instant replay
  67. Herb Score hit with comebacker
  68. Eric Gregg calls everything a strike
  69. Ted Williams homers on Eephus pitch
  70. Pirates move in Forbes Field fence
  71. Roberto Alomar‘s spitting incident
  72. Nationals and Giants play the longest postseason game
  73. Earl Weaver‘s tirade at Bill Haller
  74. Senators win 1924 World Series in 12th inning of Game 7
  75. Cy Young‘s 511th win
  76. Ty Cobb beats up fan
  77. Bill Terry bats .401
  78. Braves move to Milwaukee
  79. Hiram Bithorn becomes first Puerto Rican-born player
  80.  brings back the knuckleball
  81. Ford Frick Award founded
  82. Warren Spahn wins 363rd game
  83. Mets draft Steven Chilcott over Reggie Jackson
  84. Steve Blass loses his control
  85. 1981 players’ strike
  86. Pirates take Roberto Clemente from Dodgers in Rule 5 draft
  87. Jack Buck’s poem “For America”
  88. Dave Stieb finally throws a no-hitter
  89. Dwight Gooden‘s no-hitter
  90. Florida Marlins win first World Series
  91. MLB Umpire walk out of 1999
  92. Mike PiazzaRoger Clemens feud
  93. White Sox break World Series curse
  94. Ron LeFlore signed out of prison
  95. Armando Galarraga‘s “imperfect game”
  96. Don Mattingly‘s home run streak
  97. Baseball Tonight premieres
  98. J.R. Richard‘s stroke
  99. Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey hit grand slams in the same game
  100. Yusmeiro Petit retires 46 straight batters
  101. A’s use “Moneyball” theories
  102. Ichiro’s 4,000th professional hit
  103. Alex Rodriguez hits his 24th career grand slam
  104. Stephen Strasburg has Tommy John surgery
  105. 2011 Cardinals-Rangers World Series Game 6
  106. Disco Demolition night
  107. Jamie Moyer becomes oldest to win a game at 49
  108. Joe Niekro caught cheating
  109. Baseball’s longest game. 26 innings in 1920
  110. Bobby Cox sets ejection record
  111. Deion Sanders plays in World Series and Super Bowl
  112. George Brett wins three batting titles in three decades
  113. Charlie Finley’s mustache brigade
  114. Ralph Kiner hits 54 homers in 1949
  115. Chuck Klein sold to the Phillies
  116. Nick Adenhart dies
  117. Pete Alexander‘s historic rookie year
  118. Cubs hold Ron Santo Day
  119. Greg Maddux‘s 350th win
  120. John Rocker Sports Illustrated rant
  121. Lee Elia‘s tirade
  122. Kevin Mench homers in 3 straight innings
  123. Jimmie Foxx’s lost 60* home run season
  124. Lefty Grove‘s 300th win
  125. The curious case of Sidd Finch
  126. Frankie Frisch traded for Rogers Hornsby
  127. MLB Statcast debuts
  128. Tom Gamboa attacked
  129. Cincinnati Reds fans stuff All-Star ballots
  130. Jose Bautista‘s bat flip home run
  131. Steve Olin and Tim Crews die in boating accident
  132. Bill Veeck convinces Harry Caray to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
  133. Don Slaught hit in the face with a pitch
  134. Ozzie Smith traded for Garry Templeton
  135. Mariners lose final nine games in 1986, draft Ken Griffey, Jr.
  136. Walt Alston retires
  137. MLB starts World Baseball Classic
  138. Steve Yeager‘s throat injury
  139. Mel Ott dies in a car accident
  140. Joe DiMaggio becomes the first $100,000 player
  141. Harry Chiti traded for himself
  142. Greg Maddux picks Braves over Yankees
  143. Joe Maddon leaves the Rays for the Cubs
  144. Royals win 2015 World Series
  145. Gaylord Perry ejected for the first time
  146. 76-year-old Luke Appling homers on Old Timers Day
  147. David Wells perfect game
  148. Commissioner Landis clears Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of fixing games
  149. Mickey Mantle’s hits 565-foot home run
  150. Cubs-Mets open new millennium of baseball in the Tokyo Dome
  151. Dock Ellis Throws No-Hitter on LSD

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Rogers Hornsby hits .424 in 1924

Al Benton pitches to Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth

Al Simmons sold to the Chicago White Sox

Stan Musial pitches to Frank Baumholtz

Gary Carter hits two homers in the 1981 All-Star Game

Josh Hamilton‘s 2008 Home Run Derby

Fergie Jenkins banned for life

Rick Monday saves the flag

Murray 500th Home Run

Joe Morgan traded to the Reds

Terry Cashman records “Talkin’ Baseball”

Albert Belle joins the 50 homer-50 doubles club

MVP Voting Changes

John Smoltz has Tommy John surgery

Dwight Gooden‘s 1985 season

George Steinbrenner/Dave Winfield feud

Lefty Gomez honored at the 1983 All-Star Game

Ty Cobb‘s home run accomplishments

Vida Blue‘s 1971 season

Bill James publishes the Historical Baseball Abstract

Babe Ruth caught stealing to end World Series

Albert Pujols starts his career with 10 straight years of 30 home runs, 100 RBIs

Trevor Hoffman the first to reach 600 saves

Curt Schilling Bloody Sock Game

Leon Durham‘s 1984 NLCS error

Coming tomorrow: Top 300 Moments the Shaped Major League Baseball 150-141.

Follow Rocco Constantino and send your arguments about this list on Twitter @mlb100years  #MLB300

For a more in depth look at some of these moments, as well as interviews with 50 former Major League players, you can read Constantino’s book 50 Moments that Defined Major League Baseball.

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Rocco Constantino
About the Author

Rocco is the author of 50 Moments That Defined Major League Baseball (Available on Amazon now!) and former Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. He is also a die hard Mets fan going back to the awful early 80's and ready for the revival. D2 NCAA softball coach and athletics administrator. Follow Rocco on Twitter @mlb100years.







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