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    1914 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition baseball game; part of special 56-game world tour
    1919 Brooklyn Robins trade former NL MVP Jake Daubert to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith; result of a salary grievancee Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Games; Ronald Robertson wins silver with bronze to Jenkins' younger brother, David
    1959 Outfielder Zack Wheat, a Brooklyn Robins favourite of the 1910s and 1920s, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Wheat hits .317 over 19-year career, and bats .300 or better 14 times
    1970 Former MLB Commissioner Ford Frick and ex-players Earle Combs & Jesse Haines are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
    1973 Outfielder Monte Irvin is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues; fourth inductee through the committee
    1992 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates
    2008 Minnesota starter Johan Santana signs a 6-year, $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets to become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history; trade from Twins to Mets official the next day

    BIRTHDAYS
    1944 Paul Blair, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
    1955 Ernie Camacho, American baseball player, born in Salinas, California
    1966 Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
    1967 Tim Naehring, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1968 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles), born in Dublin, Ohio
    1972 Richard Becker, American baseball outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Aurora, Illinois
    1980 Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player, born in Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic

     
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    1876 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
    1943 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
    1944 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
    1964 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins
    1969 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
    1987 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
    BIRTHDAYS
    1891 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
    1900 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
    1908 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
    1919 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
    1923 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), born in Germantown, Illinois (d. 2018)
    1937 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
    1962 Paul Kilgus, baseball player
    1968 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
     
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    1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
    1942 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
    1965 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
    1979 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
    1989 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
    1990 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
    1993 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
    1998 NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman


    BIRTHDAYS

    1872 Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
    1947 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
    1952 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1962 Joe Handle, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1969 Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
    1971 Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
     
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    In the early 60’s Spalding gloves and spikes were quite popular—(@gtj31, you gotta be old to know that...;))—
     
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    1931 National League adopts a deader baseball
    1952 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
    1958 MLB Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
    1962 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
    1968 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
    1971 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
    1991 Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due to his betting on games while a player and manager

    BIRTHDAYS
    1951 Stan Papi, American baseball player
    1962 Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
    1969 Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1970 John Frascatore, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1981 Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
    1981 Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
     
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    1991—Baseball’s Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due to his betting on games while a player and a manager

    And yet this year known steroid users Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds garner 71 and 70% of the necessary 75% vote total to gain acceptance into the HOF—:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    1942 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore

    BIRTHDAYS
    1903 Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
    1929 Al Worthington, baseball player
    1934 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP), born in Mobile, Alabama
    1955 Mike Heath, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
    1968 Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
    1973 Laura Espinoza-Watson, American baseball infielder (Silver Bullets), born in Torrance, California
    1977 Adam Everett, American baseball player, born in Austell, Georgia


     
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    Smoky was one of the few players I have ever seen at any level hit a clean shot through the infield and get thrown out at first by an outfielder.
     
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    If you let any of them in then Shoeless Joe gets in.
     
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  14. 74nole

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    Absotively!!!
     
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    Lurk—

    Hehe, you talking ‘bout “running in place”?...

    Or no—he runs hard, just in the same spot...
     
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    1958 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
    1971 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
    1990 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
    1998 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers

    BIRTHDAYS
    1895 Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)

    1927 Smokey Burgess, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Caroleen, North Carolina (d. 1991)
    1949 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1958 Bill Dawley, American baseball player, born in Norwich, Connecticut
    1969 Bob Wickman, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
    1969 Kurt Abbott, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
    1970 Mark Hutton, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Adelaide, Australia
    1975 Chad Allen, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dallas, Texas


    Ruth & Willliams in the same post, hard to top that, wonder what Ted's contract would be in today's dollars :)
     
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    1908 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000
    1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees
    1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
    1959 Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M
    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Alphonse "Al" Smith [Fuzzy Smith], American MLB outfielder and third baseman (Cleveland Indians), born in Kirkwood, Missouri (d. 2002)
    1938 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
    1950 Burt Hooton, baseball player
    1951 Benny Ayala, baseball player
    1953 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
    1955 Charlie Puleo, baseball player
    1957 Carney Lansford, baseball player
    1957 Damaso Garcia, baseball player
    1978 Endy Chávez, baseball player
    1979 Jon Leicester, American baseball player
     
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