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

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Sources

1800s

1900

1910

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950

  • 1950 - Ace pitcher Bob Feller tells the Cleveland Indians that he should receive a cut in pay after a subpar 15-14 season in 1949. The Indians agree to the suggestion, cutting the future Hall of Famer’s pay by $20,000. Feller will receive a salary of $45,000 in 1950.

1960s

  • 1969 - The last-place Washington Senators names former Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams as their new manager. Williams signs a five-year contract worth a reported salary of $75,000 per season. Under his leadership, the Senators will finish with a record of 86-76, the best mark in the franchise’s history.

1970s

1980

1990s

  • 1994 - Major league owners approve a new revenue-sharing plan keyed to a salary cap, which requires the players’ approval.
  • 1995 - Former major league umpire Ron Luciano dies at the age of 57. An American League umpire for 11 seasons, Luciano gained fame as one of the most colorful and flamboyant arbiters in the game’s history.
  • 1999 - A fiberglass panel falls from the roof of Olympic Stadium in Montreal, home of the Expos, during the setup for an auto show. Five people are injured.

2000s

  • 2001 - US President George W. Bush, in an interview with the Associated Press, says he is worried about baseball's labor contract, which expires on October 31. Bush, once managing partner of the Texas Rangers left the job to run for governor in 1994. He suggests, "Get rid of arbitration if possible and have, maybe, free agency occur at an earlier time, and if there's three shortstops and two bidders the price goes down, and vice versa, it goes up."
  • 2002:
    • The Seattle Mariners avoid arbitration with pitcher Freddy García, who led the American League with a 3.05 ERA while posting a 18-6 record, by signing him to a one-year, $3.8-million deal.
    • Pitcher Kerry Wood, who had a 12-6 mark with a 3.36 ERA and struck out 217 batters in 174.1 innings, avoids arbitration agreeing a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs believed to be worth between $3.5 and 4 million.
    • Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen avoids arbitration signing the largest contract in team history, a $8.6 million, one-year deal.
    • Randomly selected from the crowd, Tampa Bay Devil Rays outfielder Randy Winn sinks a half court-shot at a NBA Los Angeles Clippers' game to win a Mitsubishi Lancer. Winn played some college hoops at Santa Clara, California.

Births

  • 1899 - Eddie Moore, infielder (d. 1976)
  • 1911 - Pinky May, All-Star infielder (d. 2000)
  • 1932 - Mike Fornieles, All-Star pitcher (d. 1998)
  • 1938 - Curt Flood, All-Star outfielder (d. 1997)
  • 1944 - Carl Morton, pitcher (d. 1983)
  • 1946 - Billy Grabarkewitz, All-Star infielder
  • 1954 - Scott McGregor, All-Star pitcher
  • 1964 - Brady Anderson, All-Star oufielder
  • 1972 - Mike Lieberthal, All-Star catcher
  • 1977 - Franklin Núñez, pitcher
  • 1978 - Brian Falkenborg, pitcher
  • 1979 - Wandy Rodríguez, pitcher

Deaths