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2014 – Astros deal pitcher Nick Tropeano and catcher Carlos Perez to the Angels for catcher Hyun Choi “Hank” Conger. The switch-hitting backstop batted .229 with 11 homers in his one season with Houston. 

2014 – Astros deal pitcher Nick Tropeano and catcher Carlos Perez to the Angels for catcher Hyun Choi “Hank” Conger. The switch-hitting backstop batted .229 with 11 homers in his one season with Houston. 

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2004 – Off-seasons can be hazardous to your health, part two. Lance Berkman tears the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing flag football at a church outing. He misses the first six weeks of the 2005 season but rebounds with 24 homers and 82 RBIs to anchor the Astros lineup. 

2004 – Off-seasons can be hazardous to your health, part two. Lance Berkman tears the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing flag football at a church outing. He misses the first six weeks of the 2005 season but rebounds with 24 homers and 82 RBIs to anchor the Astros lineup. 

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1996 – Houston voters approve a new baseball-only stadium to be built downtown, with a slim 51% of the vote. Astros ownership had threatened to leave Houston as the NFL Oilers are doing, if the stadium was not okayed. 

1996 – Houston voters approve a new baseball-only stadium to be built downtown, with a slim 51% of the vote. Astros ownership had threatened to leave Houston as the NFL Oilers are doing, if the stadium was not okayed. 

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1986 – Hal Lanier is named National League Manager of the Year in his rookie season which saw the Astros the surprise winners of the Western Division. New York Mets skipper Davey Johnson finishes second.

1986 – Hal Lanier is named National League Manager of the Year in his rookie season which saw the Astros the surprise winners of the Western Division. New York Mets skipper Davey Johnson finishes second.

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2018 – Billy Beane, Vice-President for Baseball Operations of the Oakland Athletics, is named the inaugural winner of the newly-minted Major League Baseball Executive of the Year Award. The honor is in recognition of his role in turning the 2017 last-place team into a wild card winner in 2018.

2018 – Billy Beane, Vice-President for Baseball Operations of the Oakland Athletics, is named the inaugural winner of the newly-minted Major League Baseball Executive of the Year Award. The honor is in recognition of his role in turning the 2017 last-place team into a wild card winner in 2018.

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2016 – Po-Jung Wang of the Lamigo Monkeys is named both CPBL MVP and Rookie of the Year for 2016, the second position player so honored (following Yi-Chuan Lin in 2009). Wang had set league records for hits (200), runs (130), average (.414) and total bases. Teammate Hung-Yu Lin is picked to the Best Ten twice – once as the league’s best catcher and once as the best DH, the first player to pull off a feat like that.

2016 – Po-Jung Wang of the Lamigo Monkeys is named both CPBL MVP and Rookie of the Year for 2016, the second position player so honored (following Yi-Chuan Lin in 2009). Wang had set league records for hits (200), runs (130), average (.414) and total bases. Teammate Hung-Yu Lin is picked to the Best Ten twice – once as the league’s best catcher and once as the best DH, the first player to pull off a feat like that.

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The first trade of the off-season involves Seattle sending IF Brad Miller, 1B Logan Morrison and P Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay in return for Ps Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league OF Boog Powell.

The first trade of the off-season involves Seattle sending IF Brad Miller, 1B Logan Morrison and P Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay in return for Ps Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league OF Boog Powell.

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P Matt Harvey of the Mets and 1B Prince Fielder of the Rangers receive the Comeback Player of the Year Award in their respective leagues. Both players helped lead their team to surprise division titles after missing all or most of the previous season because of injuries.

P Matt Harvey of the Mets and 1B Prince Fielder of the Rangers receive the Comeback Player of the Year Award in their respective leagues. Both players helped lead their team to surprise division titles after missing all or most of the previous season because of injuries.

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Koji Akiyama wins his third Matsutaro Shoriki Award, given to the best manager in Nippon Pro Baseball, after previously winning in 1991 and 2011. Akiyama guided the Softbank Hawks to the 2014 Japan Series title. He joins Tatsunori Hara and Sadaharu Oh (a four-time winner) with at least three Shoriki Awards.

Koji Akiyama wins his third Matsutaro Shoriki Award, given to the best manager in Nippon Pro Baseball, after previously winning in 1991 and 2011. Akiyama guided the Softbank Hawks to the 2014 Japan Series title. He joins Tatsunori Hara and Sadaharu Oh (a four-time winner) with at least three Shoriki Awards.

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Seung-yeop Lee becomes the all-time Korea Baseball Organization postseason home run leader, when he hits #14 (breaking a tie with Tyrone Woods), taking Henry Sosa of the Nexen Heroes deep. The Samsung Lions beat the Heroes, 7 – 1, in Game 2 of the 2014 Korean Series, with Seung-hwan Yoon getting the win over Sosa. Yamaico Navarro goes 3 for 4 with 3 runs, a steal, double and homer for Samsung.

Seung-yeop Lee becomes the all-time Korea Baseball Organization postseason home run leader, when he hits #14 (breaking a tie with Tyrone Woods), taking Henry Sosa of the Nexen Heroes deep. The Samsung Lions beat the Heroes, 7 – 1, in Game 2 of the 2014 Korean Series, with Seung-hwan Yoon getting the win over Sosa. Yamaico Navarro goes 3 for 4 with 3 runs, a steal, double and homer for Samsung.

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The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336-446 record from 2001 through 2005.

The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336-446 record from 2001 through 2005.

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The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336-446 record from 2001 through 2005.

The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336-446 record from 2001 through 2005.

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The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz come to terms on a two-year, $26 million deal, that will most likely keep the Dominican slugger in Boston for the remainder of his career. Although limited to only 90 games last season due to an injured Achilles heel, ‘Big Papi’ has averaged 34 home runs and 109 RBIs each season during his ten-year tenure with the team.

The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz come to terms on a two-year, $26 million deal, that will most likely keep the Dominican slugger in Boston for the remainder of his career. Although limited to only 90 games last season due to an injured Achilles heel, ‘Big Papi’ has averaged 34 home runs and 109 RBIs each season during his ten-year tenure with the team.

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One of the approximately 60 rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards, auctioned off by the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame, is acquired by a sporting card store owner Doug Walton, who pays $262,000 for the treasured piece of memorabilia. The School Sisters of Notre Dame plan to use the windfall from the sale of the valuable card of the Pirates’ third baseman to benefit ministries for the poor in 35 countries.

One of the approximately 60 rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards, auctioned off by the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame, is acquired by a sporting card store owner Doug Walton, who pays $262,000 for the treasured piece of memorabilia. The School Sisters of Notre Dame plan to use the windfall from the sale of the valuable card of the Pirates’ third baseman to benefit ministries for the poor in 35 countries.

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2010 – The Blue Jays acquire C Miguel Olivo from Colorado in return for a player to be named later, then immediately buy out his option for next season, making him a free agent. They also buy out the option of closer Kevin Gregg, who is coming off a season in which he saved a career-high 37 games. In both cases, Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos explains the team is interested in re-signing the player, but wants to limit its financial exposure, but both will move to new teams in 2011.

2010 – The Blue Jays acquire C Miguel Olivo from Colorado in return for a player to be named later, then immediately buy out his option for next season, making him a free agent. They also buy out the option of closer Kevin Gregg, who is coming off a season in which he saved a career-high 37 games. In both cases, Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos explains the team is interested in re-signing the player, but wants to limit its financial exposure, but both will move to new teams in 2011.

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The Marlins trade Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox for a pair of southpaw prospects, Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. The move of the underachieving outfielder, a first-round draft choice in 2002, will allow Florida to cut payroll while adding pitching.

The Marlins trade Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox for a pair of southpaw prospects, Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. The move of the underachieving outfielder, a first-round draft choice in 2002, will allow Florida to cut payroll while adding pitching.

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Bobby Abreu (.293, 15, 103), a last-minute signing with the club last season, agrees to a $19 million, two-year deal to stay with the Angels rather than to retake a chance on the free-agent market. The veteran outfielder didn’t find a team until just before spring training when Los Angeles offered him a one-year contract guaranteeing $5 million.

Bobby Abreu (.293, 15, 103), a last-minute signing with the club last season, agrees to a $19 million, two-year deal to stay with the Angels rather than to retake a chance on the free-agent market. The veteran outfielder didn’t find a team until just before spring training when Los Angeles offered him a one-year contract guaranteeing $5 million.

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Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42 year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL’s slickest fielding pitcher, with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42 year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL’s slickest fielding pitcher, with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

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Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42 year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL’s slickest fielding pitcher, with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42 year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL’s slickest fielding pitcher, with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

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In an effort to replace relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox), who were lost to free agency, the Brewers sign David Riske. The 31 year-old right-handed hurler, who after a rocky start pitched effectively for the Royals last season, agrees to a three-year contract to play for Milwaukee.

In an effort to replace relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox), who were lost to free agency, the Brewers sign David Riske. The 31 year-old right-handed hurler, who after a rocky start pitched effectively for the Royals last season, agrees to a three-year contract to play for Milwaukee.

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The Pirates name former third base coach John Russell as their 38th manager in franchise history. The Bucs’ new skipper, the 2006 International League Manager of the Year, managed the Red Barons, the triple-A Phillies affiliate located in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for the past two seasons.

The Pirates name former third base coach John Russell as their 38th manager in franchise history. The Bucs’ new skipper, the 2006 International League Manager of the Year, managed the Red Barons, the triple-A Phillies affiliate located in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for the past two seasons.

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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson wins the National League Cy Young Award, his fifth overall and fourth in a row. Johnson is the first NL player since the Mets’ Dwight Gooden to win the pitching triple crown, going 24-5 with 334 strikeouts and a 2.37 ERA. Johnson also led the major leagues in strikeouts for the ninth time.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson wins the National League Cy Young Award, his fifth overall and fourth in a row. Johnson is the first NL player since the Mets’ Dwight Gooden to win the pitching triple crown, going 24-5 with 334 strikeouts and a 2.37 ERA. Johnson also led the major leagues in strikeouts for the ninth time.

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In an unprecedented move, Davey Johnson resigns the same day he is named American League Manager of the Year

1997 – In an unprecedented move, Davey Johnson resigns the same day he is named American League Manager of the Year. Despite the fact that Johnson ended the Baltimore Orioles’ 13-year playoff drought in 1996 and led the Orioles to the league’s best record in 1997, a dispute over $10,500 in fines to second baseman Roberto Alomar ends Johnson’s reign in Baltimore. Johnson directed the fines to be paid to a charity. Orioles owner Peter Angelos is upset with the way the matter is handled and Johnson resigns.

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On the day he is named the AL Manager of the Year, Davey Johnson resigns as Orioles skipper. Although the team had the best record in the American League (98-64), the relationship between the Birds’ skipper and owner Peter Angelos continued to deteriorate during the season.

On the day he is named the AL Manager of the Year, Davey Johnson resigns as Orioles skipper. Although the team had the best record in the American League (98-64), the relationship between the Birds’ skipper and owner Peter Angelos continued to deteriorate during the season.

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Terry Pendleton of the Atlanta Braves wins the 1991 National League Most Valuable Player Award

Terry Pendleton of the Atlanta Braves wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The third baseman led the National League in batting average (.319) and hits (187), tied for first in total bases (303) and was third in slugging average (517). Pendleton will also be named NL Comeback Player of the Year, becoming the first major player to raise his average 80 points and add 16 home runs (from 6 to 22). He also wins his third Gold Glove Award. Barry Bonds is runner-up, as the two will switch places next year.

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For the second consecutive season, Jim Palmer (22-13, 2.51) is the recipient of the American League Cy Young Award

For the second consecutive season, Jim Palmer (22-13, 2.51) is the recipient of the American League Cy Young Award. The Orioles’ right-hander garners first-place votes on 19 of 24 ballots cast by the BBWAA, with the remaining five top spots going to rookie sensation Mark Fidrych of the Tigers.

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The Mariners and Blue Jays each select thirty players in the expansion draft. Seattle picks Royals’ outfielder Ruppert Jones, and Toronto selects Orioles’ shortstop Bob Bailor as their team’s respective first picks.

The Mariners and Blue Jays each select thirty players in the expansion draft. Seattle picks Royals’ outfielder Ruppert Jones, and Toronto selects Orioles’ shortstop Bob Bailor as their team’s respective first picks.

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1970 – Former major league pitcher Charlie Root dies at the age of 71. Root posted a 201-160 record over 17 major league seasons, but was best known for an incident in the 1932 World Series. Root was on the mound for the Chicago Cubs when Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees allegedly “called his shot” before hitting a home run.

1970 – Former major league pitcher Charlie Root dies at the age of 71. Root posted a 201-160 record over 17 major league seasons, but was best known for an incident in the 1932 World Series. Root was on the mound for the Chicago Cubs when Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees allegedly “called his shot” before hitting a home run.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected for a third term defeating Wendell Willkie

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Democratic candidate who broke with tradition to run for an unprecedented third term, is re-elected, defeating Wendell Willkie by a comfortable margin. The unlikely dark horse Republican candidate had once served as the Dodgers’ lawyer, but the independent-minded barrister’s involvement in politics proved not to be beneficial for a team that was in constant chaos at the time.

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The Court of Appeals upholds the ban prohibiting Sunday amusements in Washington D.C, after the law, which would have allowed the playing of baseball on this day of the week, had previously been overturned. The Senators, during the brief legal interval, had still decided against scheduling games on the day of worship out of fear it might alienate its church-going fans, and will not play its first home game on a Sunday until 1918.

The Court of Appeals upholds the ban prohibiting Sunday amusements in Washington D.C, after the law, which would have allowed the playing of baseball on this day of the week, had previously been overturned. The Senators, during the brief legal interval, had still decided against scheduling games on the day of worship out of fear it might alienate its church-going fans, and will not play its first home game on a Sunday until 1918.

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