On October 1, 1984, Peter Ueberroth takes over the reins of major league baseball as the sport’s sixth commissioner. The former L.A. Olympic president will immediately face a crisis when he needs to arbitrate the labor disagreement with the umpires’ union, who have threatened to strike before the start of the League Championship Series.
January 14, 1940
Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner for one year as a result of tampering charges in the Gary Matthews free agent signing1977-01-02
January 2, 1977
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voids the sales of Oakland A’s stars Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, and Joe Rudi
June 18, 1976