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

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Sources

1800s[]

  • 1884 - Pitcher Tony Mullane violates an oral agreement to sign with the St. Louis Browns by signing a $5,000 contract with the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The American Association suspends Mullane for the 1885 season and fines him $1,000, but allows him to remain with Cincinnati. Over the next eight years Mullane will win 163 games with the Reds on his way to a career total of 285 victories.
  • 1887 - The Washington Statesmen sells veteran outfielder Paul Hines to the Indianapolis Hoosiers for $5,000.
  • 1889 - After a formal meeting of reps from all NL chapters, the Brotherhood issues a "Manifesto" in which it claims that "players have been bought, sold and exchanged as though they were sheep instead of American citizens." This bold statement constitutes a declaration of war between the Brotherhood and major league officials which will soon explode.
  • 1899 - Representatives of seven cities meet in New York regarding the proposed new American Association. Attention focuses on what other city might become the eighth franchise.

1900s-1950s[]

  • 1935 - Cal Hubbard, pro football tackle with the Green Bay Packers, joins the AL umpiring staff.
  • 1957 - With a new balk rule, the batter now has an option after the call is made. If a player gets a hit, he can accept the outcome of the pitch, instead of being only limited to the advance of the base runner(s).
  • 1959 - Ernie Banks wins his second NL MVP Award in a row on the strength of his 45 home runs and 143 RBI for the Chicago Cubs. Eddie Mathews finishes second.

1960-1970s[]

  • 1963 - The St. Louis Cardinals acquire pitcher Roger Craig from the Mets for outfielder George Altman and P Bill Wakefield. Craig was the NL's top loser the past two seasons with the lowly Mets, dropping 24 and 22 games.
  • 1976 - The first mass-market free agent re-entry draft is held at New York Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson, Willie McCovey, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Gene Tenace, Nate Colbert, Rollie Fingers, Don Baylor and Bobby Grich. McCovey and Colbert are the only two players not selected, but McCovey will catch on with the Giants in spring training and have a banner year at his old first base position.

1980s[]

  • 1987 - San Diego Padres catcher Benito Santiago]], who ended the season with a rookie record 34-game hitting streak, is a unanimous selection as the NL Rookie of the Year.

1900s[]

  • 1993 - Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Young is killed in a truck crash in Willis, Texas. He is the third Indians pitcher to die this year in an accident.
  • 1996 - The Angels name Terry Collins as their new manager.
  • 1997 - Third baseman Scott Rolen is the unanimous choice for NL Rookie of the Year and becomes the first Philadelphia Phillies player to win the award since Dick Allen in 1964. Rolen led all NL rookies in batting average (.283), home runs (21), runs batted in (92), runs (93), hits (159), doubles (35), total bases (263), on-base percentage (.377) and slugging average (.469). He barely qualified as a rookie, logging exactly 130 at bats in 1996 before breaking his wrist on September 7 when he was hit by a pitch. One more at bat would disqualified him for the award in 1997.
  • 1999:
    • The Milwaukee Brewers hire Davey Lopes as their new manager.
    • Larry Dolan agrees to buy the Cleveland Indians from Richard Jacobs for $320 million. The sale is subject to approval by major league owners. If approved, the deal will be a record for a baseball franchise. The O'Malley family sold the Dodgers to the FOX division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation for $311 in 1998.

2000s[]

  • 2003:
    • Don Mattingly is named as the hitting coach of the New York Yankees replacing Rick Down.
    • Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a plan committing $73 million in tax money toward a new major league ballpark for the Florida Marlins. The World Champions, who have agreed to change their name to the Miami Marlins if the city builds the ballpark, want to begin playing in the$325 million new park in 2007, but still doesn't have a plan for raising $137 million needed as part of their commitment.

Births[]

  • 1873 - Bobby Wallace, Hall of Fame infielder (d. 1960)
  • 1877 - Tommy Leach, outfielder (d. 1969)
  • 1909 - Skeeter Webb, infielder (d. 1986)
  • 1927 - Carl Sawatski , catcher (d. 1991)
  • 1930 - Dick Groat, All-Star infielder
  • 1933 - Tito Francona, All-Star outfielder
  • 1943 - Dick Selma, pitcher (d. 2001)
  • 1952 - Doug Corbett, All-Star pitcher
  • 1961 - Argenis Salazar, infielder
  • 1967 - Eric Karros, infielder
  • 1968 - Carlos Baerga, All-Star infielder
  • 1974 - Carlos Mendoza, outfielder
  • 1977 - Larry Bigbie, outfielder
  • 1978 - John Grabow, pitcher
  • 1979 - Ezequiel Astacio, pitcher
  • 1982 - Travis Blackey, pitcher
  • 1982 - Chris Resop, pitcher

Deaths[]

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