On February 19 1946 — 1946 – Giants OF Danny Gardella becomes the first major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the “outlaw” Mexican League, the first shot in the series of events that will dominate baseball even more than the return of all the war veterans. His attempt to return to Major League Baseball a few years later will initiate a major court battle.

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Baseball Reference February 19
SABR Games Project
National Pastime February 19
Hall of Fame
Replay The Game
Retro Sheet

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