On December 27, 1955 — 1955 – Tetsuya Yoneda, a high school prospect, is signed by the Hanshin Tigers amidst objections from the Hankyu Braves. Hankyu winds up with the future star hurler in the dispute

 


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Baseball Reference December 27

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National Pastime December 27

National Pastime December 27

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