On January 8, 1987 — 1987 – Ten free agents (Doyle Alexander, Bob Boone, Andre Dawson, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Toby Harrah, Bob Horner, Lance Parrish, Tim Raines, and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1st if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players Association’s first anti-collusion suit against the owners.

 


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Baseball Reference January 8

SABR Games Project

National Pastime January 8

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Retro Sheet

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