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

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  • 1946 - In front of the largest crowd in 13 years, the New York Giants defeated the Boston Braves, 5–1, in the first night game played at Braves Field. The 37,407 fans were surprised as their hometown heroes entered the field wearing shiny satin uniforms designed to reflect the light generated by electricity used for the evening contest.

1950s[]

  • 1950:
    • Connecticut Senator Abe Ribicoff introduced legislation for the observance of a National Baseball Day.
    • A train strike forced many teams to fly to their next scheduled games. Travelling by air was still a rarity in the major leagues at this time.

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1970s[]

  • 1977 - Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner decided to take the managerial reigns of his team, which has lost 16 straight games. The Braves lose their 17th in a row in Turner’s debut, as coach Vern Benson made most of the strategical decisions. After the game, the National League removed Turner as manager, citing a rule that prevents an owner from doubling as manager.

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1990s[]

  • 1990 - Dave Winfield rejected a trade that would have sent him from the New York Yankees to the California Angels in exchange for pitcher Mike Witt. A no-trade clause in Winfield’s contract gave him the right to turn down the deal. Five days later, Winfield will reach an agreement with the Yankees and give his permission for the trade to take place.

2000s[]

  • 2001 - After another dreadful appearance yesterday in which Rick Ankiel threw five wild pitches, the Cardinals sent the promising young fireballer to Triple-A Memphis to work on overcoming his unexplainable lack of control. The left-hander has walked 25 batters in 24 innings this season.
  • 2004:
    • In Massachusetts, Pittsfield city officials and historians released 1791 bylaw which they believe is the earliest written reference to baseball. The 213-year-old document, used protect the windows in town’s new meeting house by prohibiting anyone from playing baseball within 80 yards of the building, was uncovered by baseball historian John Thorn while doing research on the origins of baseball.
    • At Fenway Park, Manny Ramírez of the Boston Red Sox lead his teammates out of the dugout waving an American flag to celebrate his first day as a citizen of the United States. As the 31-year native Dominican Republic came to bat, the song America by Neil Diamond was played over the PA system.

Births[]

  • 1903 - Charlie Gehringer, Hall of Fame catcher (d. 1993)
  • 1907 - Rip Sewell, All-Star pitcher (d. 1989)
  • 1920 - Gener Hermanski, outfielder
  • 1922 - Nestor Chylak, Hall of Fame umpire
  • 1922 - Monte Kennedy, pitcher
  • 1928 - Vern Rapp, manager
  • 1939 - Milt Pappas, All-Star pitcher
  • 1939 - Frank Quilici, manager
  • 1949 - Jerry Martin, outfielder
  • 1950 - Dane Iorg, outfielder
  • 1958 - Walt Terrell, pitcher
  • 1958 - Mark Huismann, pitcher
  • 1964 - Trenidad Hubbard, outfielder
  • 1964 - Floyd Youmans, pitcher
  • 1964 - Jeff Sellers, pitcher
  • 1964 - Bobby Witt, pitcher
  • 1964 - Billy Bean, outfielder
  • 1971 - Kerry Ligtenberg, pitcher
  • 1975 - Francisco Cordero, All-Star pitcher

Deaths[]

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