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1950 – James Rodney Richard is born in Vienna, LA. Arguably the most intimidating pitcher in Astros history, Richard compiles a 107-71 record with 19 shutouts and 1,493 strikeouts in his ten seasons in Houston (1971-1980).

1950 – James Rodney Richard is born in Vienna, LA. Arguably the most intimidating pitcher in Astros history, Richard compiles a 107-71 record with 19 shutouts and 1,493 strikeouts in his ten seasons in Houston (1971-1980).

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1950 – With a large portion going to the players’ pension fund, outgoing Commissioner Happy Chandler announces the Gillette Razor Company has purchased the television rights to the All-Star Game for six years for six million dollars.

1950 – With a large portion going to the players’ pension fund, outgoing Commissioner Happy Chandler announces the Gillette Razor Company has purchased the television rights to the All-Star Game for six years for six million dollars.

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1950 – Major League owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees) and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select a new Commissioner as soon as possible. In a close vote, 9-7, Happy Chandler’s contract was not renewed three days earlier to serve a third term as baseball’s leader.

1950 – Major League owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees) and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select a new Commissioner as soon as possible. In a close vote, 9-7, Happy Chandler’s contract was not renewed three days earlier to serve a third term as baseball’s leader.

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The owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select a new commissioner as soon as possible. Three days ago, Happy Chandler’s contract to serve a second term as baseball’s leader was not renewed in a close vote, 9-7.

The owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select a new commissioner as soon as possible. Three days ago, Happy Chandler’s contract to serve a second term as baseball’s leader was not renewed in a close vote, 9-7.

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1950 – The owners vote to drop the bonus and high school rule which was designed to prevent the wealthier clubs from buying up all of the available talent. The rule required that all “bonus players” had to stay on the major league roster after one season in the minors.

1950 – The owners vote to drop the bonus and high school rule which was designed to prevent the wealthier clubs from buying up all of the available talent. The rule required that all “bonus players” had to stay on the major league roster after one season in the minors.

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1950 – At the winter meetings, held in St. Petersburg, FL, Major League owners vote 9-7 against renewing Commissioner Happy Chandler’s contract for a new term, starting in 1951. The Cardinals’ Fred Saigh led the opposition to Chandler, who had jeopardized the reserve clause and ordered investigations of the alleged gambling activities of several owners.

1950 – At the winter meetings, held in St. Petersburg, FL, Major League owners vote 9-7 against renewing Commissioner Happy Chandler’s contract for a new term, starting in 1951. The Cardinals’ Fred Saigh led the opposition to Chandler, who had jeopardized the reserve clause and ordered investigations of the alleged gambling activities of several owners.

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A. B. ‘Happy’ Chandler’s contract as commissioner isn’t renewed for a second term when he receives only nine of the twelve owners’ votes needed for re-election. The former Kentucky Senator, an 1982 Hall of Fame inductee due to his lasting contributions to the game, is given credit for helping to integrate the majors, putting six umpires on the field during the World Series, and establishing the players’ pension fund in 1947, with the $475,000 made by selling the rights to broadcast the World Series on the radio.

A. B. ‘Happy’ Chandler’s contract as commissioner isn’t renewed for a second term when he receives only nine of the twelve owners’ votes needed for re-election. The former Kentucky Senator, an 1982 Hall of Fame inductee due to his lasting contributions to the game, is given credit for helping to integrate the majors, putting six umpires on the field during the World Series, and establishing the players’ pension fund in 1947, with the $475,000 made by selling the rights to broadcast the World Series on the radio.

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Mel Ott leaves the Giants’ organization, signing a two-year pact to manage the Pacific Coast League’s Oakland club. ‘Marvelous Mel’ will be replacing Chuck Dressen, who compiled a 222-165 (.572) record and captured last season’s PCL championship during his two-year tenure with the Oaks.

Mel Ott leaves the Giants’ organization, signing a two-year pact to manage the Pacific Coast League’s Oakland club. ‘Marvelous Mel’ will be replacing Chuck Dressen, who compiled a 222-165 (.572) record and captured last season’s PCL championship during his two-year tenure with the Oaks.

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1950 – Having already relieved general manager Branch Rickey of his duties, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley continues his house cleaning as he names Pacific Coast League Oakland manager Chuck Dressen to replace Burt Shotton, who compiled a 326-215 record during his four-year tenure as the Dodgers skipper.

1950 – Having already relieved general manager Branch Rickey of his duties, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley continues his house cleaning as he names Pacific Coast League Oakland manager Chuck Dressen to replace Burt Shotton, who compiled a 326-215 record during his four-year tenure as the Dodgers skipper.

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Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan’s rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies’ infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan’s rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies’ infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

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1950 – After nine years at the helm, the Cleveland Indians fire their manager, Lou Boudreau, amid howls of fan protest. Although Boudreau’s overall winning percentage is a moderate .529, he won 92 games in a fourth-place finish – his best showing since 97 victories in the 1948 World Championship season. Al Lopez, who has piloted Minneapolis (American Association) since 1948, takes over with a two-year contract.

1950 – After nine years at the helm, the Cleveland Indians fire their manager, Lou Boudreau, amid howls of fan protest. Although Boudreau’s overall winning percentage is a moderate .529, he won 92 games in a fourth-place finish – his best showing since 97 victories in the 1948 World Championship season. Al Lopez, who has piloted Minneapolis (American Association) since 1948, takes over with a two-year contract.

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Amidst much public protest, the Indians fire their popular player-manager Lou Boudreau, who had spent 12 years with the Tribe that included the last nine as the skipper of the team. The surprised Harvey, Illinois native, after compiling a modest .529 winning percentage (728-649), will be replaced by Indianapolis minor league manager Al Lopez.

Amidst much public protest, the Indians fire their popular player-manager Lou Boudreau, who had spent 12 years with the Tribe that included the last nine as the skipper of the team. The surprised Harvey, Illinois native, after compiling a modest .529 winning percentage (728-649), will be replaced by Indianapolis minor league manager Al Lopez.

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Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan’s rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies’ infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan’s rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies’ infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

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The BBWAA name Sam Jethroe of the Boston Braves as the National League Rookie of the Year. At 31 years, 2 months, 18 days of age, Jethroe becomes the oldest rookie to win the award. He has been one of the best Negro Leagues players of all time.

The BBWAA name Sam Jethroe of the Boston Braves as the National League Rookie of the Year. At 31 years, 2 months, 18 days of age, Jethroe becomes the oldest rookie to win the award. He has been one of the best Negro Leagues players of all time.

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Branch Rickey signs a five-year deal with the Pirates to be the club’s executive vice president and general manager. The ‘Mahatma’s’ magic doesn’t seem to work, as the Bucs will compile a 269-501 record (.349) during his tenure in Pittsburgh.

Branch Rickey signs a five-year deal with the Pirates to be the club’s executive vice president and general manager. The ‘Mahatma’s’ magic doesn’t seem to work, as the Bucs will compile a 269-501 record (.349) during his tenure in Pittsburgh.

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Branch Rickey signs a five-year deal with the Pirates to be the club’s executive vice president and general manager. The ‘Mahatma’s’ magic doesn’t seem to work, as the Bucs will compile a 269-501 record (.349) during his tenure in Pittsburgh.

Branch Rickey signs a five-year deal with the Pirates to be the club’s executive vice president and general manager. The ‘Mahatma’s’ magic doesn’t seem to work, as the Bucs will compile a 269-501 record (.349) during his tenure in Pittsburgh.

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Jim Konstanty (16-7, 2.66, 22 saves) is selected as the National League’s Most Valuable Player by the BBWAA. The 33 year-old Philadelphia reliever joins Chuck Klein as the only Phillies to have won the MVP award.

Jim Konstanty (16-7, 2.66, 22 saves) is selected as the National League’s Most Valuable Player by the BBWAA. The 33 year-old Philadelphia reliever joins Chuck Klein as the only Phillies to have won the MVP award.

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The BBWAA selects Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (.324, 7, 66) as the American League MVP. The ‘Scooter’, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-up Boston’s Billy Goodman, the first player without a regular position to receive consideration for the prestigious award.

The BBWAA selects Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (.324, 7, 66) as the American League MVP. The ‘Scooter’, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-up Boston’s Billy Goodman, the first player without a regular position to receive consideration for the prestigious award.

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Walter O’Malley succeeds Branch Rickey as president of the Dodgers. O’Malley, who had offered to buy Rickey’s share of the club to become majority owner, is forced to pay more money when ‘the Mahatma’, in a final act of defiance about being told to leave the organization, offers his share of the team to a friend for a million dollars, a deal the new president believes, but can’t prove, to be as “fraudulent as a four-dollar bill.”

Walter O’Malley succeeds Branch Rickey as president of the Dodgers. O’Malley, who had offered to buy Rickey’s share of the club to become majority owner, is forced to pay more money when ‘the Mahatma’, in a final act of defiance about being told to leave the organization, offers his share of the team to a friend for a million dollars, a deal the new president believes, but can’t prove, to be as “fraudulent as a four-dollar bill.”

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The BBWAA selects Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (.324, 7, 66) as the American League MVP. The ‘Scooter’, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-up Boston’s Billy Goodman, the first player without a regular position to receive consideration for the prestigious award.

The BBWAA selects Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (.324, 7, 66) as the American League MVP. The ‘Scooter’, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-up Boston’s Billy Goodman, the first player without a regular position to receive consideration for the prestigious award.

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Walter O’Malley succeeds Branch Rickey as president of the Dodgers. O’Malley, who had offered to buy Rickey’s share of the club to become majority owner, is forced to pay more money when ‘the Mahatma’, in a final act of defiance about being told to leave the organization, offers his share of the team to a friend for a million dollars, a deal the new president believes, but can’t prove, to be as “fraudulent as a four-dollar bill.”

Walter O’Malley succeeds Branch Rickey as president of the Dodgers. O’Malley, who had offered to buy Rickey’s share of the club to become majority owner, is forced to pay more money when ‘the Mahatma’, in a final act of defiance about being told to leave the organization, offers his share of the team to a friend for a million dollars, a deal the new president believes, but can’t prove, to be as “fraudulent as a four-dollar bill.”

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The Baseball Writers Association of America selects New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto as the American League MVP. He posted a .324 batting average with 200 hits and 125 runs, but drove in just 66 runs. Rizzuto, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-ups Billy Goodman of the Boston Red Sox and teammate Yogi Berra.

The Baseball Writers Association of America selects New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto as the American League MVP. He posted a .324 batting average with 200 hits and 125 runs, but drove in just 66 runs. Rizzuto, who receives 16 of 23 first-place votes, easily outpoints runner-ups Billy Goodman of the Boston Red Sox and teammate Yogi Berra.

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After spending a half of a century managing in the major leagues, Connie Mack retires as skipper of the A’s. The 87 year-old skipper, who has the most wins and losses in the history of the game, will be replaced by Jimmy Dykes, after compiling a 3731-3948 (.486) record during his 50 years in the dugout.

After spending a half of a century managing in the major leagues, Connie Mack retires as skipper of the A’s. The 87 year-old skipper, who has the most wins and losses in the history of the game, will be replaced by Jimmy Dykes, after compiling a 3731-3948 (.486) record during his 50 years in the dugout.

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After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer, who will be eventually replaced by Marty Marion, resigns as the manager of the Cardinals. The former St. Louis skipper won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club that never included a losing season.

After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer, who will be eventually replaced by Marty Marion, resigns as the manager of the Cardinals. The former St. Louis skipper won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club that never included a losing season.

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Rookie pitcher Whitey Ford beats Bob Miller and the “Whiz Kids” gives the Yankees their 13th World Championship

1950 – At Yankee Stadium, rookie pitcher Whitey Ford, with 9th-inning help from Allie Reynolds, beats Bob Miller and the Philadelphia Phillies, 5 – 2, as the Yankees complete the World Series sweep of the Phillies’ “Whiz Kids.” Jerry Coleman wins the Babe Ruth Award as the Series MVP. The sweep of the Phillies gives the Yankees their 13th World Championship.

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Relief ace Jim Konstanty of the Philadelphia Phillies starts and loses Game 1 of the World Series to Vic Raschi and the New York Yankees|Yankees, 1 – 0. Bobby Brown hits a double and scores the lone run on two long flies.

1950 – Relief ace Jim Konstanty of the Philadelphia Phillies starts and loses Game 1 of the World Series to Vic Raschi and the New York Yankees|Yankees, 1 – 0. Bobby Brown hits a double and scores the lone run on two long flies.

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