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    Vin Scully watching some BP. Most likely doing the same thing right about now
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    Did you know, after, Nolan Ryan beat up Tobin Ventura, he stayed in the game and retired 12 of the next 13 batters.
     
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    November Baseball Birthdays 11/29
    1922 Minnie Miñoso, Cuban Baseball HOF left-fielder (9 x MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago White Sox), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)
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    1941 Bill Freehan catcher (11 x All Star; World Series 1968; 5 x Gold Glove; Detroit Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021)
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    1960 Howard Johnson (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

    1969 Mariano Rivera HOF pitcher (13 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; World Series MVP 1999; NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
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    1979 Francis Beltrán born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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    This Day in Baseball History November 29
    1964 The Red Sox trade first baseman Dick Stuart to the Phillies for left-hander Dennis Bennett, who will stun the team when he casually tells a Boston audience when speaking at a winter banquet that his sore arm might not be ready for Opening Day. Although the Phillies make an offer to nix the trade, the Red Sox, happy to be free from Dr. Strangeglove because of his inept fielding and inability to get along with the respected and likable Boston manager Johnny Pesky, make no effort to nullify the deal.
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    1965 The Yankees trade Phil Linz to the Phillies for infielder Ruben Amaro. Over the next three seasons, the 26-year-old utility player, who became infamous for playing his harmonica on the team bus last season, will appear in only 165 games, retiring after spending just seven years in the major leagues.
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    1966 The Dodgers trade Derrell Griffith and two-time batting champ Tommy Davis, who missed most of 1965 after severely breaking his ankle, to the Mets for Ron Hunt and Jim Hickman, the franchise's all-time home run leader with 60 round-trippers. The injured outfielder continues his hitting prowess, following a solid comeback season in LA with a very productive one-year stay in New York, leading the team in almost every offensive category.
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    1966 The Yankees trade veteran third baseman Clete Boyer to the Braves for outfielder Bill Robinson and right-hander Chi-Chi Olivo. Atlanta's new 29-year-old infielder, obtained to fill the void created by Eddie Matthew's departure to Houston, will have a very productive year, hitting a career-high 26 home runs and driving in 96 runs for the seventh-place club.
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    1971 The Giants deal Gaylord Perry to the Indians for All-Star pitcher "Sudden" Sam McDowell. The former San Francisco right-hander will finish his Hall of Fame career with 314 victories, and 'Sudden Sam,' due to personal reasons, will post an 8-17 record for three different teams before retiring after the 1975 season.
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    1971 In a winter meeting deal now considered one of the worst in baseball history, the Astros trade nine-year veteran second baseman Joe Morgan, Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, and Denis Menke to the Reds for Tommy Helms, Lee May, and Jimmy Stewart. Cincinnati gains a regular center fielder and a top-of a rotation starter because Houston skipper Harry Walker, not known for his tolerance, labeled the 29-year-old future Hall of Famer middle infielder a troublemaker.
    1971 After being swept in the ALCS by the Orioles, the A's bolster their starting rotation, acquiring Ken Holtzman from the Cubs for veteran center fielder Rick Monday, who hits .270 during his five seasons with the Northsiders. The 26-year-old southpaw, who recorded only nine wins with the Chicago last season, rebounds with a 19-11 record and becomes a mainstay in Oakland's rotation behind Vida Blue and Catfish Hunter.
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    1976 After listening to offers from the Expos and Orioles, Baltimore free-agent Reggie Jackson agrees to a five-year, $3.5 million deal to play for the Yankees, a team that many had argued against signing him. During Mr. October's turbulent tenure in the Big Apple, the Bronx Bombers will win four divisions, three pennants, and two World Series.
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    1992 Marge Schott, in a New York Times article, tries to explain her recent insensitive remarks by stating her reference that Adolph Hitler was initially good for Germany was in jest and that she didn't understand why the word "Jap" was offensive. MLB will appoint a four-person panel to investigate the Reds owner's comments, eventually suspending her for the inappropriate remarks.

    1995 Charley Smith, the player traded to the Yankees from the Cardinals for Roger Maris in 1967, dies at the age of 57 in Reno (NV). In 1965, the third baseman was dealt to the Redbirds by the Mets, along with southpaw Al Jackson, to obtain Ken Boyer.
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    2007 HBO Films announces its plan to make a movie out of "Game of Shadows," the book about Barry Bonds's alleged steroid use and the federal government's subsequent investigation. The authors, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Lance William and Mark Fainaru-Wada, based much of their content on leaked secret grand jury testimony.

    2007 With fan favorites Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels modeling the team's new 'old' look, the Phillies unveil their alternate home uniform, to be worn during all home day games next season. The outfits, which do not feature the familiar red pinstripes, are similar to those the club wore in the 1940s.

    2010 The Rangers sign free agent Yorvit Torrealba to a two-year deal worth $6.25 million. The acquisition of the veteran catcher, slated to be the team's starting backstop, fills the potential void created by the possible retirement of Bengie Molina.
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    2011 The Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton. The former Dodgers closer, who missed most of last season due to bone spurs in his pitching elbow, will be used out of the bullpen in a setup role for last-inning specialist Joakim Soria.
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    Elston Howard, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson and Roy White welcome Reggie Jackson to the
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    New York #Yankees star Reggie Jackson becomes “Mr. October” when he blasts 3 HRs on 3 consecutive pitches in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium!
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    Bench with the white helmet.
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    The statue of Tony Gwynn outside Petco Park
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    Stephen Strasburg with his college coach Tony Gwynn at San Diego State
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    Hank Aaron and Satchel Paige on Aug. 15, 1968, during an exhibition game between the Richmond Braves and the Atlanta Braves at Parker Field in Richmond
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    Mickey Mantle, Bob Grim, Billy Martin and Whitey Ford enjoying some downtime out on a boat, 1957
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    not a sports figure but Nov 30 happy birthday gatorjjh
     
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    November Baseball Birthdays 11/30

    1934 Steve Hamilton pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), born in Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1997)
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    1960 Bob Tewksbury, pitcher (San Diego Padres, Cards, Twins), born in Concord, New Hampshire

    1969 Mark Lewis infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Hamilton, Ohio

    1971 Iván Rodríguez catcher (14 × MLB All-Star; World Series 2003 Florida Marlins; AL MVP 1999 Texas Rangers; 13 x Gold Glove), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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    1971 Matthew Lawton outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
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    1971 Ray Durham infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
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    1977 Kazumi Saitoh

    1981 Rich Harden

    1982 Jason Pominville

    1982 Tony Giarratano
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    This Day in Baseball History November 30
    1948 "Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make" - BILL VEECK, the Indian owner's observation about a possible deal that wasn't made.
    Lou Boudreau is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player, becoming the only manager to win a World Series and be named the circuit's MVP in the same season. The fan-favorite Cleveland shortstop, the team had almost been dealt to the Browns earlier in the year, but the protest of the Indian fans prompted owner Bill Veeck to rethink the transaction.
    1952 On Youth Wants to Know, a local NBC New York television show, Jackie Robinson accuses the Yankee organization of being racist due to its failure to have a black player on the club. In 1955, Elston Howard will become the first black ballplayer in the Bronx, nine years after Robinson broke the color barrier with the Dodgers.
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    1961 The Giants acquire right-hander Don Larsen and southpaw Billy Pierce from the White Sox in exchange for Bob Farley, Eddie Fisher, Dom Zanni, and Verle Tiefenthaler, who will be the player to be named later. Both pitchers contribute to the Giants' National League championship next season, with Pierce winning 16 games for San Francisco.
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    1961 The BBWAA selects Billy Williams (.278, 25, 86) as the National League's Rookie of the Year. The writers name the Cubs' outfielder on ten of the 16 ballots cast by the writers, with the runners-up, Braves catcher Joe Torre (5) and southpaw teammate Jack Curtis (1), receiving the remaining votes.
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    1970 The Cubs trade veteran knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm to the Braves for Hal Breeden, a minor league first baseman, used sparingly before being dealt to the Expos at the start of the 1972 season. Atlanta releases the future Hall of Fame relief pitcher, known as Old Sarge, to his teammates, in June, but he will finish the season with the Dodgers.
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    1972 The Orioles trade second baseman Davey Johnson, along with Pat Dobson, Roric Harrison, and Johnny Oates to the Braves for Taylor Duncan and 24-year-old Earl Williams, a power-hitting catcher who hit 28 home runs last season. The Birds' former All-Star infielder, replaced admirably by rookie Bobby Grich, has three productive seasons in Atlanta.
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    1972 The Royals obtain Hal McRae, a future inductee to the team's Hall of Fame in 1989, and Wayne Simpson from the Reds for outfielder Richie Scheinblum and right-hander Roger Nelson. During his 15-year tenure in Kansas City, McRae received consideration for American League MVP five times.
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    1977 Dave Kingman, joining his fifth team this year, signs as a free agent with the Cubs. Sky King, put on waivers in September by the Padres after a midseason trade with the Mets, was selected by the Angels, who dealt the much-traveled slugger to the Yankees a week later.
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    2000 Mike Mussina inks an $88.5 million, six-year free-agent deal with the Yankees. The ten-year veteran right-hander, who compiled a 147-81 (.635) record with the Orioles, will finish his 18-year career in New York, adding another 123 victories in 195 decisions for the Bronx Bombers.

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    2001 The Expos, unsure of their major league status, sign a one-year lease to play next season's home games at Olympic Stadium. The agreement gives Montreal the right to unilaterally cancel the contract due to the team's possible elimination under the owners' proposed plan for contraction.

    2001 The Minnesota courts jeopardize the major leagues' plan to contract by two teams next season. The state's Supreme Court refuses to grant the request for a quick review of the appeal of the injunction, which forces the Twins to play in 2001, and the appellate court sets the hearing for December 27th, a date many believe is too late to make the elimination of two teams a reality.

    2005 The Red Sox petitioned a judge, asking to take possession of the ball used to make the last out of the 2004 World Series. Former first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who kept the ball after closer Keith Foulke threw it, loaned the sensational sphere to the club, but continues to claim ownership of the historic horsehide that made the team World Champions for the first time in 86 years.
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