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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 15, 1960[/b] The Southern Association announces the New Orleans Pelicans, for the first time since 1901, will not be part of the Double-A circuit. The franchise, a major league affiliate of the Yankees in 1958, will be replaced by the Little Rock Travelers. [/quote]...


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Planning Ahead - Houston - blueridgeTiger
I'm sure it's been asked and answered before, but wonder if some of the Houston peeps can tell if there will be shuttles running to the Wisconsin game. We'd like to stay in the Galleria region and not have to drive to the stadium. TIA...


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[quote][b]March 14, 1954[/b] Hank Aaron, filling in for Bobby Thomson who broke his ankle yesterday, starts his first game wearing a Braves uniform. The 20 year-old from Mobile, Alabama makes such an impression when he collects three hits, including a home run, in the spring training game against ...


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[quote][b]March 13, 1915[/b] Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson, thinking he is going to catch a baseball dropped from a plane, is surprised and splattered when the sphere turns out to be a grapefruit. [/quote]...


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[quote][b]March 11, 1901[/b] Baltimore manager John McGraw signs Tokohoma, a Cherokee Indian. Tokohoma turns out to be really a black second baseman named Charlie Grant. [/quote] ...


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[quote][b]March 10, 1995 [/b] Former Chicago Bull superstar Michael Jordan, citing labor unrest as the reason, announces that he is leaving the White Sox organization to return to the Chicago Bulls. In his only season in professional baseball, the future NBA Hall of Famer batted .202, hit three hom...


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[quote][b]March 9, 1922[/b] Rogers Hornsby, coveted by John McGraw of the Giants, signs a three-year contract with Cardinals' owner Sam Breadon. The 25 year-old second baseman, who will hit .404 over the three-year span of the deal, agrees to a salary of $18‚500 per season, making him the highest ...


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[quote][b]December 11, 1928 [/b] In an effort to speed up the game and add more offense, National League president John Heydler proposes the concept of a designated batter for the pitcher. The American League opposes the idea and the NL withdraws the proposal before Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain ...


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This Sad Day in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]December 10, 1972 [/b] The American League votes unanimously to adopt the designated hitter rule on a trial basis for three years. The concept, that permits a team to designate a player to bat in place of the pitcher, will be implemented in some measure by most collegiate and profession...


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[quote][b]December 7, 1988[/b] Nolan Ryan becomes the first major leaguer to play for all four original expansion teams when he signs as a free agent with the Rangers, who played their first 11 seasons as the new Senators in Washington, D.C. The right-hander broke in with the Mets (1966, 1968-71...


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GF dragged me (kicking and screaming!) to it last night. Except for the full frontal nudity of Helen Hunt, not recommended for guys....


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This Date in Baseball History (SEC Related) - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]November 9, 1983[/b] University of Alabama's first baseman Dave Magadan wins the Golden Spike Award as the United States top amateur player. The Tampa, Florida native hit .535 in NCAA play.[/quote]...


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An Old Timer Reminisces about a game half a Century Ago - blueridgeTiger
There was talk in another thread about how this game might be reminiscent of the 79 USCw vs LSU game – to us real old timers there is much more similarity between this game and the 1961 LSU Ole Miss game in Tiger Stadium, my sophomore year at LSU. LSU came into that game 5-1 ranked #6 against the #2...


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