Cleveland flame-thrower Bob Feller begins the season with an overpowering performance, becoming the first pitcher in history to fire a no-hitter on Opening Day as the Indians beat the White Sox, 1-0.
The Indians name Frank Robinson major league baseball's first African-American manager.
The Yankees are the first team to win five successive pennants with an 8-5 victory over Cleveland.
Shoeless Joe Jackson is traded by Cleveland to the White Sox for three players and much needed cash.
The oldest rookie in the history of baseball is Satchel Paige, who celebrates his 42nd birthday by signing with the Cleveland Indians.
From the Boston Pilgrims in 1903 to the Braves world championship in '95, relive some of the greatest World Series moments in history.
ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series will profile Walter Johnson