On January 5, 1984, the New York Yankees sign future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro to a two-year contract. Niekro, who went 11-10 with a 3.97 ERA for the Atlanta Braves in 1983, will fill a void in the Yankee rotation and allow the team to move Dave Righetti to the bullpen. Niekro will win 16 games for the Yankees in 1984.
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Brooklyn Dodgers offer a $14,000 contract – a sizable contract at the time – to 19-year-old left-hander Sandy Koufax
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