On January 14, 1940, 91 players in the Detroit farm system are set free by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who rules that the organization had improperly handled the players and makes them free agents. Among the notable players effected by the ruling who go on to major league careers are outfielders Roy Cullenbine and Benny McCoy, and pitcher Johnny Sain.
December 15, 1961
American League team in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul chooses the nickname “Twins” to represent its franchis
November 26, 1960