On February 24, 1966, the Atlanta Braves sign Tom Seaver to a bonus contract worth $50,000. One week later, Commissioner Spike Eckert will void the contract, citing rules about signing amateur players during their college seasons. On April 3, Eckert will hold a lottery to determine which of three teams – the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets or Philadelphia Phillies – will win the right to negotiate with Seaver. The Mets win the lottery and Seaver helps lead them to a World Series title in 1969.
New York Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for catcher Shanty Hogan and outfielder Jimmy Welsh
January 10, 1928
The St. Louis Browns name star shortstop Bobby Wallace as their new manager. The future Hall of Famer will perform dual duties until 1912, when he will surrender his managerial position but continue as an active player.
January 14, 1911
Philadelphia Phillies trade Curt Flood to the Washington Senators for first baseman Greg Goosen, outfielder Gene Martin, and pitcher Jeff Terpko
November 3, 1970
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