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

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1800s

1900s-1930s

  • 1914 - An exhibition game involving major league teams takes place in Cairo, Egypt. The game is part of a special 56-game world tour. The Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play to a 10-inning, 3-3 tie.

1940s-1970s

  • 1947 - Commissioner Happy Chandler announces the creation of a pension plan for American and National leagues players. Players who have accumulated five seasons in the major leagues will receive $50 a month starting at the age of 50. For each year of additional service, a player will receive an extra $10 per month, up to a maximum of $100.
  • 1959 - Zack Wheat, a Brooklyn Dodgers favorite of the teens and twenties, is unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Wheat, a .317 hitter over his 19-year career, batted .300 or better 14 times.
  • 1965 - The National League clubs adopt an emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster.
  • 1970 - The Veterans Committee selects former Commissioner Ford Frick and former players Earle Combs and Jesse Haines to the Hall of Fame. Haines won 210 games for the St. Louis Cardinals and pitched in four World Series. Although he played 100 games in a season just nine times, Combs accumulated 1,866 hits and batted .325. Frick was commissioner from 1951 to 1965, but he is best remembered for suggesting that an asterisk be placed next to the name of anyone who broke Babe Ruth's home run record during the eight additional games on the schedule in 1961.

1980s-1990

  • 1995 - Talks resume between the major league owners and the striking Players’ Association. The owners agree to drop their demand for a salary cap, replacing it with a proposal for a luxury tax.

2000s

  • 2001 - Post season hero Jim Leyritz signs a $500,000, one-year minor league contract with the New York Mets. The former New York Yankees utility has hit one home run per every 7.6 postseason at-bats, making it the third best performance for players with five or more postseason homers.
  • 2003 - Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino announces four senators, Edward M. Kennedy, John F. Kerry. John McCain, and Tom Daschle, will file legislation nominating Jackie Robinson for the Congressional Gold Medal. Other recipients of the medal have included statesman George Washington, boxer Joe Louis, and poet Robert Frost.
  • 2005 - A web site claims Yogi Berra has filed a $10 million lawsuit against TBS due to a Sex and the City promotion which used Berra’s name as a possible answer concerning the definition of yogasm. The choices included (a) a type of yo-yo trick, (b) sex with Yogi Berra and (c) what Samantha has with a guy from yoga class.

Births

  • 1875 - Billy Sullivan, catcher (d. 1965)
  • 1903 - Carl Reynolds, outfielder (d. 1978)
  • 1944 - Paul Blair, All-Star outfielder
  • 1944 - Hal King, catcher
  • 1955 - Ernie Camacho, pitcher
  • 1960 - Cecilio Guante, pitcher
  • 1966 - Eduardo Zambrano, outfielder
  • 1967 - Tim Naehring, infielder
  • 1968 - Kent Mercker, pitcher
  • 1970 - Edwin Hurtado, pitcher

Deaths