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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

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September

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October

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Sources

1800s

  • 1881 - The Buffalo Bisons club meeting reveals their home attendance for 1881 was just over 32,000.
  • 1889 - The California League meets and officially awards the pennant to Oakland on the basis of their final day 5–4 win over San Francisco. The forfeit is thrown out.

1900s-1940s

  • 1911 - Future Hall of Fame member Walter Alston is born in Venice, Ohio. Although Alston will come to bat only once during a brief major league career, he will have far greater longevity as the manager of the Dodgers from 1954 to 1976.
  • 1912 - Boston Braves owner James Gaffney purchases the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue with a plan to construct a ball park there. Ground breaking will commence on March 20, 1915.
  • 1942 - At major league meetings in Chicago, World War II travel restrictions are the order of the day. Owners decide to restrict travel to a three-trip schedule rather than the customary four. Spring training in 1943 will be limited to locations north of the Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi.
  • 1949 - Attendance in the ML is 20.2 million, down from 20.9 in 1948. The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians each finish with over 2.2 million, but the St. Louis Browns fall to 270,000. The Browns will try to cover their light attendance with $200,000 obtained in cash in December sales of Bob Dillinger, Gerry Priddy and Paul Lehne as the team get five players in the transactions.

1950s

  • 1954 - The Yankees and Orioles complete the largest trade in major league history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams. The first phase of the transaction began November 18 and will conclude today after the major league draft.

1960s

  • 1963 - ML owners agree to allow the expansion clubs four protected first-year players who can be optioned to the minors without being subject to a draft.
  • 1964:
    • The Houston Colt .45s officially change their nickname to “Astros.” The change coincides with the team’s impending move from Colt Stadium to the Harris County Domed Stadium, also known as the Astrodome. The change in name for the three-year old franchise is necessitated due to a dispute with the Colt firearm company and the team's location to NASA.
    • The Chicago White Sox trade P Ray Herbert and 1B Jeoff Long to the Phillies for OF Danny Cater and SS Lee Elia.
    • Cleveland obtain OF Chuck Hinton from the Senators for 1B Bob Chance and IF Woody Held.

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

  • 2000 - Reliever Turk Wendell, who wears uniform number 99, agrees to a three-year deal worth $9,999,999.99 with the New York Mets. Wendell had asked that his pact include an option year in which he would play for free, but that plan was unworkable because baseball's collective bargaining agreement sets a $200,000 minimum salary.
  • 2001 - The Mets sign star Japanese pitcher Satoru Komiyama to a one-year contract. Komiyama was a seven-time All-Star in Japan.

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