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Receiving 25 of 32 first-place votes, Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal is selected by the Baseball Writers Association of America as the National League Rookie of the Year Award winner. Furcal, the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

Receiving 25 of 32 first-place votes, Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal is selected by the Baseball Writers Association of America as the National League Rookie of the Year Award winner. Furcal, the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

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The teams required to pay the luxury tax are announced, with the Dodgers leading the way, as their total salary outlay this year amounted to $244 million. They are joined by the Yankees for the 15th straight year, as their salary mass was the second-highest in the majors and the only other to top $200 million. Boston, the Cubs, Detroit and San Francisco are also assessed the tax, the latter two teams in spite of finishing last in their respective divisions.

The teams required to pay the luxury tax are announced, with the Dodgers leading the way, as their total salary outlay this year amounted to $244 million. They are joined by the Yankees for the 15th straight year, as their salary mass was the second-highest in the majors and the only other to top $200 million. Boston, the Cubs, Detroit and San Francisco are also assessed the tax, the latter two teams in spite of finishing last in their respective divisions.

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With one out in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on third base in a 1-1 tied game, Willie Mays, running at full speed, makes an incredible catch of Carl Furillo’s drive to deep centerfield. After grabbing the ball, the rookie outfielder turns counterclockwise and throws a perfect strike to home to nail a surprised Billy Cox at home to complete the double play, and some believe, the catch, in the eventual Giants’ 3-1 Polo Grounds victory over the Dodgers, is the impetus for the beginning of the team’s incredible comeback from an 11.5 game deficit to win the National League pennant.

With one out in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on third base in a 1-1 tied game, Willie Mays, running at full speed, makes an incredible catch of Carl Furillo’s drive to deep centerfield. After grabbing the ball, the rookie outfielder turns counterclockwise and throws a perfect strike to home to nail a surprised Billy Cox at home to complete the double play, and some believe, the catch, in the eventual Giants’ 3-1 Polo Grounds victory over the Dodgers, is the impetus for the beginning of the team’s incredible comeback from an 11.5 game deficit to win the National League pennant.

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“COME AT ONCE STOP VERY SORRY STOP YOUR FATHER DEAD IN SHOOTING ACCIDENT STOP HURRY.” – telegram sent to Ty Cobb by Joe Cunningham, a long-time hometown Royston friend. Ty Cobb, playing for the Augusta Tourists of the South Atlantic League, receives a telegram sent by his long-time hometown Royston friend Joe Cunningham informing him that his father Professor W. H. Cobb has been killed in a shooting accident the previous night. The incident, which will have profound effect on the life of the 18 year-old minor leaguer, will become a sordid affair when it is revealed that his mother pulled the trigger.

“COME AT ONCE STOP VERY SORRY STOP YOUR FATHER DEAD IN SHOOTING ACCIDENT STOP HURRY.” – telegram sent to Ty Cobb by Joe Cunningham, a long-time hometown Royston friend. Ty Cobb, playing for the Augusta Tourists of the South Atlantic League, receives a telegram sent by his long-time hometown Royston friend Joe Cunningham informing him that his father Professor W. H. Cobb has been killed in a shooting accident the previous night. The incident, which will have profound effect on the life of the 18 year-old minor leaguer, will become a sordid affair when it is revealed that his mother pulled the trigger.

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