On December 18, 1996 — Red Sox veteran Mike Greenwell signs a one-year contract to play for the Hanshin Tigers. The Sox had designated him for assignment on October 15th, so his leaving Boston after 10 years was inevitable.

 


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Baseball Reference December 18

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National Pastime December 18

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