On February 9 1961 — 1961 – Willie Mays signs for $85,000, currently the biggest contract in Major League Baseball.
Christy Mathewson tops Three-Finger Brown, 5 – 2, despite allowing 11 hits and not striking out one Chicago batter.
July 9, 1912
Philadelphia A’s Rube Waddell pitches a five-inning no-hit game, blanking the Browns, 2-0. The shortened masterpiece, which isn’t officially considered a no-hitter, includes the southpaw striking out nine of the 15 St. Louis batters he faces before a torrential rain washes out the Columbia Park contest.
August 15, 1905
The Cards trade P Jimmy Ring to the Phils with C Johnny Schulte for C Bubber Jonnard, SS Jimmy Cooney Jr., and OF Johnny Mokan.
December 13, 1927
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