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

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August

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September

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October

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Sources

1800s[]

  • 1891 - A series for the championship of the Pacific Coast begins between the champions of the California League (San Jose) and the Pacific Northwest League pennant winners (Portland). San Jose wins the opener, 8–6. The series will last until January 10 with San Jose winning 10 games to 9. All the games are in played in San Jose.

1900s-1950s[]

  • 1909 - The Philadelphia Phillies are sold for $350,000 to a group headed by sportswriter Horace Fogel. Because of his dual roles, Fogel will become the only executive barred from a league meeting.
  • 1912 - John T. Brush dies while en route to California by train for his health. His son-in-law, Harry Hempstead, will succeed him as president of the New York Giants.
  • 1935 - The National League takes over the bankrupt, last-place Boston Braves franchise after several failed attempts to buy the club. The league takes over only temporarily, until matters can be straightened out.
  • 1948 - National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.
  • 1950 - The Gillette Safety Razor Co. signs a six-year deal, worth an estimated $6 million, with MLB for the TV-radio rights for the World Series.
  • 1957 - Yoshio (Kaiser) Tanaka, an American citizen of Japanese descent, is named manager of the Hanshin Tigers. He is the first American to manage a Japanese ML team.

1960s-1970s[]

  • 1960 - The relocated American League team in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul chooses the nickname “Twins” to represent its franchise. The Twins recently moved from Washington D.C., where they were known as the "Senators."
  • 1974 - Catfish Hunter meets with Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley in the American Arbitration Association office in New York City for a hearing to determine the validity of Hunter's breach-of-contract claim. Hunter contends that Finley failed to pay $50,000, half of Hunter's salary, to a life insurance fund. The case will go to arbitration.

1980s-1990s[]

  • 1996 - Less than three weeks after major league owners voted 18-12 against ratification of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, owners voted again and this time approved it by a vote of 26-4. The landmark agreement brings interleague play to the regular season for the first time as well as revenue sharing among owners and a payroll tax on players.
  • 1999 - Arbitrator Alan Symonette rejects the owners' attempt to dismiss the umpires grievance dismissed, giving the 22 booted umps a chance to get their jobs back. Symonette will hear the grievance beginning December 13.

2000s[]

Births[]

Deaths[]

  • 1907 - Eddie Burke, outfielder (b. 1866)
  • 1951 - Pete Hill, Hall of Fame player and manager (b. 1880)
  • 1954 - Bill Doak, pitcher (b. 1891)
  • 1989 - Lew Fonseca, player and manager (b. 1899)
  • 2004 - Tom Haller, All-Star catcher (b. 1937)
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