The Yearly Reader 1900s • 1910s • 1920s • 1930s • 1940s • 1950s • 1960s • 1970s • 1980s • 1990s • 2000s • 2010s Select from any of the decades below to start your journey through the most comprehensive online oral history of baseball’s modern era. The Top Ten As determined by you, here are the most popular pages within the Yearly Reader section: 1969 The Amazin’ Mets The New York Mets, perennial laughingstocks of the 1960s, perform a stunning about-face to end the decade. 1903 The First World Series Both the American and National Leagues finally agree to co-exist in peace, leading to an inaugural “world’s championship” between the two pennant winners. 1925 An Intestinal Excess The good life—or too much of it—finally catches up with a bloated Babe Ruth. 1918 All Work or Fight and No Play Baseball scratches and claws to stay intact as World War I reaches its brutal apex. 1958 And Now, From Coast to Coast The Dodgers and Giants break the hearts of New Yorkers everywhere and head west to California. 1934 Dizzy, Daffy and Ducky The Cardinals’ Gashouse Gang goes into full bully mode behind the dazzling Dean brothers. 1993 The Last Great Pennant Race On the eve of the wild card era, 100-game winners San Francisco and Atlanta fight it out for a single postseason spot. 1947 The Arrival of Jackie Robinson Baseball’s color barrier is knocked down, but not without intense prejudicial resistance. 1930 The Big Blastcast of 1930 Outrageous feats of offense abound as the live ball era reaches its peak in eye-opening fashion. 1900 On the Brink of Adulthood The monopolistic National League lumbers into the 20th Century by continuing its self-served sleepwalk a year before the American League is forced to wake it up.