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- 1889 - Baltimore drops out of the American Association and joins the Atlantic Association.
- 1926 - Bill Carrigan, popular Boston Red Sox manager who won pennants in 1915 and 1916, is drafted out of retirement to resurrect the cellar-dwellers.
- 1931 - George Gibson comes out of retirement to manage Pittsburgh. Ten years earlier he had led the Pirates to three first-division finishes.
- 1932 - The Chicago Cubs get Babe Herman from the Cincinnati Reds for Rollie Hemsley and three others.
- 1948 - Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected the AL MVP. Boudreau had almost been traded to the Browns earlier in the year, but protests by fans kept Lou in Cleveland. After the World Series win, owner Bill Veeck commented, "Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make."
- 1952 - On a local TV program, Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson charges that the New York Yankees management is racist for its failure to bring up a black player. George Weiss of the Yanks denies the allegations.
- 1958 - Italian baseball commissioner Prince Borghese visits the United States to seek aid in organizing Italian teams.
- Cubs outfielder Billy Williams (.278, 25, 86) is selected as the National League Rookie of the Year. Braves catcher Joe Torre and Cubs southpaw Jack Curtis also receive consideration for the honor.
- The White Sox trade pitchers Don Larsen and Billy Pierce to the Giants for pitchers Eddie Fisher, Dom Zanni, Verle Tiefenthaler and first baseman Bob Farley.
- 1965 - The Red Sox trade shortstop Eddie Bressoud to the Mets for outfielder Joe Christopher.
- The Cubs trade 48-year old veteran knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm to the Braves for minor league first baseman Hal Breeden.
- The White Sox trade OF Ken Berry to the Angels for OF Jay Johnstone in a six-player deal. The White Sox also make a rare trade with the Cubs when they send OF Jose Ortiz and infielder Ossie Blanco to the North side for pitchers Pat Jacquez and Dave Lemonds.
- 1971 - The Twins trade SS Leo Cardenas to the Angels for P Dave LaRoche.
- 1972 - Twelve transactions, involving 36 players, take place. Among those sent to new clubs are OF Larry Hisle (to the Twins), 2B Dave Johnson (Braves), OF Del Unser (Phils), Oscar Gamble (Indians), Cesar Tovar (Phils) and OF Hal McRae and P Wayne Simpson (Royals).
- 1981 - Yankees P Dave Righetti (8-4, 2.06 in 1981) wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
- 1988 - The Royals sign veteran catcher Bob Boone, who hit a career-high .295 last season.
- 1992 - The Reds sign free agent P John Smiley to a four-year contract.
- 1994 - The Brewers trade P Doug Henry to the Mets in exchange for Javier Gonzales and infielder Fernando Vina. Vina will play 140 games at 2B and hit .283 while Henry will be 2-8 with the Mets.
- 1995 - The Dodgers sign free agent SS Greg Gagne.
- 1998 - The Diamondbacks sign free agent P Randy Johnson to a four-year contract.
- Members of the Major League Umpires Association vote 57-35 to form a new union, with one vote voided because the umpire signed his ballot. The National Labor Relations Board will certify the election results in seven days, if there are no objections. But, Jerry Crawford, the president of the old union, says objections are likely to be filed.
- Pete Rose launches a new web site, allowing fans to add their names to a petition to vote for his reinstatement. He was banned from the game for gambling in August 1989.
- Braves minor leaguer Roger Blanco is killed by robbers in Catia La Mar, Venezuela. Blanco, 30, was traded to the Braves in 1996 for Mark Whiten.
- 2000 - The Yankees sign Orioles free agent P Mike Mussina to a six-year contract worth $88.5 million. Mussina says a deciding factor was a call from Joe Torre.
- Arizona P Curt Schilling wins the 2001 Hutch Award, given each year by Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to a player who displays "honor, courage & dedication to baseball while overcoming adversity in their personal or professional lives."
- The major league's plan to contract by two teams next season is put into jeopardy by Minnesota courts. The state's Supreme Court refuses to grant the request for a speedy review of the appeal of the injunction which forces the Twins to play in 2002, and the appellate court sets the hearing for December 27th, a date many believe is too late to make the elimination of two teams a reality.
- Unsure of their future, the Montreal Expos sign a one-year lease to play their home games of the 2002 season at Olympic Stadium. Due to the threat of being eliminated because of the proposed contraction of major league teams, the agreement gives the Expos the right to unilaterally cancel the contract.
- The Rockies sign a seven-year, $134 million contract extension with SS Troy Tulowitzki that will keep him in Colorado until 2020. In other shortstop news, the Giants ink veteran Miguel Tejada to a one-year deal for $6.5 million.
- The Dodgers trade IF Ryan Theriot to St. Louis for P Blake Hawksworth, while St. Louis signs P Brian Tallet from Toronto.
- The Rangers sign side-arming Japanese reliever Yoshinori Tateyama as they are toying with the idea of moving young bullpen standouts Neftali Feliz and Alexi Ogando to the starting rotation. The 35-year-old Tateyama is a 11-year veteran of Nippon Pro Baseball, all with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
- Yomiuri Giants starter Hirokazu Sawamura, with a 2.03 ERA in 2011, is the runaway winner of the 2011 Central League Rookie of the Year Award. He is the fourth straight Yomiuri winner, following Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Matsumoto and Hisayoshi Chono. Seibu Lions closer Kazuhisa Makita takes home the 2011 Pacific League Rookie of the Year Award, while long-hyped Yuki Saito gets just 3 of 214 votes and places fourth.
- The Angels acquire C Chris Iannetta from the Rockies for P Tyler Chatwood. The Rockies then sign Ramon Hernandez to be their new catcher.
- The Cubs sign free agent OF David DeJesus to a two-year contract.
- 2013 - Reports indicate that the Twins have signed their second free agent starting pitcher in less than a week, coming to an agreement with Phil Hughes on a three-year contract worth $24 million. Hughes will still need to be pass a physical exam before the deal becomes official.
- 1845 - Mordecai Davidson, manager (d. 1940)
- 1850 - Alamazoo Jennings, catcher (d. 1894)
- 1851 - Pete Gillespie, outfielder (d. 1910)
- 1870 - Frank Killen, pitcher (d. 1939)
- 1875 - Myron Grimshaw, infielder (d. 1936)
- 1877 - Tacks Latimer, catcher (d. 1936)
- 1880 - Warren Shanabrook, infielder (d. 1964)
- 1883 - Ben Houser, infielder (d. 1952)
- 1884 - Andy Nelson, pitcher (d. ????)
- 1885 - Elmer Koestner, pitcher (d. 1959)
- 1891 - Joe Giebel, catcher (d. 1981)
- 1892 - Josh Billings, catcher (d. 1981)
- 1893 - Tex Hoffman, infielder (d. 1947)
- 1895 - Ralph Coleman, minor league pitcher (d. 1990)
- 1897 - Win Ballou, pitcher (d. 1963)
- 1897 - Dud Branom, infielder (d. 1980)
- 1898 - Lou Bauer, pitcher (d. 1979)
- 1898 - Firpo Marberry, pitcher (d. 1976)
- 1899 - Reuben Ewing, infielder (d. 1970)
- 1901 - Sid Graves, outfielder (d. 1983)
- 1901 - Clyde Sukeforth, catcher, manager (d. 2000)
- 1909 - Jimmie DeShong, pitcher (d. 1993)
- 1913 - Wally Holborow, pitcher (d. 1986)
- 1915 - Rex Carr, minor league manager, scout (d. 1993)
- 1929 - Leo Kiely, pitcher (d. 1984)
- 1931 - Ed Mayer, pitcher (d. 2015)
- 1931 - Andy Olsen, umpire (d. 2014)
- 1932 - Tony Stathos, minor league pitcher (d. 2008)
- 1934 - Steve Hamilton, pitcher (d. 1997)
- 1950 - Craig Swan, pitcher
- 1954 - Juan Berenguer, pitcher
- 1956 - Dave Engle, catcher; All-Star
- 1956 - Barry Evans, infielder
- 1958 - Toby Hernandez, catcher
- 1958 - Steve Shields, pitcher
- 1960 - Bob Tewksbury, pitcher; All-Star
- 1961 - Chen-Jung Lo, Taiwan national team pitcher
- 1962 - Nick Castaneda, minor league infielder
- 1962 - Bo Jackson, outfielder; All-Star
- 1962 - Gary Wayne, pitcher
- 1966 - Stewart Hillman, minor league pitcher
- 1968 - Heath Haynes, pitcher
- 1969 - Mark Lewis, infielder
- 1970 - Hiroshi Kobayashi, NPB pitcher
- 1971 - Enrique Duncan, minor league infielder
- 1971 - Ray Durham, infielder; All-Star
- 1971 - Jason McLeod, scout
- 1972 - Tim Jorgensen, minor league player
- 1976 - Craig Wilson, outfielder
- 1977 - Carlos Valderrama, outfielder
- 1978 - Yuya Kamada, NPB pitcher
- 1979 - Julio Vásquez, Peruvian national team outfielder
- 1980 - Shane Victorino, outfielder; All-Star
- 1981 - Rich Harden, pitcher
- 1982 - Rolando Arnedo, minor league infielder
- 1982 - Bertrand Peters, Netherlands Antilles national team infielder
- 1983 - Andy Leer, Hoofdklasse outfielder
- 1983 - Edgar Ramírez, minor league pitcher
- 1985 - Carlos Quiroz, Panamanian national team infielder
- 1985 - Luis Valbuena, infielder
- 1987 - Chase Anderson, pitcher
- 1987 - Benjamin Smith, South African national team outfielder
- 1989 - Mikie Mahtook, outfielder
- 1990 - Jeff Ferrell, pitcher
- 1991 - Alec Mills, minor league pitcher
- 1992 - Warren Coopman, Division Elite pitcher
- 1992 - Kyle Crick, minor league pitcher
- 1993 - D.J. Stewart, minor league outfielder
- 1885 - Dan Cronin, infielder/outfielder (b. 1857)
- 1920 - Lou Meyers, catcher (b. 1859)
- 1927 - Jimmy Wood, infielder, manager (b. 1842)
- 1942 - Slim Love, pitcher (b. 1890)
- 1946 - Pete McShannic, infielder (b. 1864)
- 1948 - Frank Bowerman, catcher, manager (b. 1868)
- 1955 - John Stone, outfielder (b. 1905)
- 1956 - John Shea, pitcher (b. 1904)
- 1959 - Jack Scott, pitcher (b. 1892)
- 1969 - Connie Creeden, pinch hitter (b. 1915)
- 1969 - Eddie Eayrs, outfielder (b. 1890)
- 1973 - Alex Metzler, outfielder (b. 1903)
- 1979 - Scottie Slayback, infielder (b. 1901)
- 1981 - Les Biederman, writer (b. 1907)
- 1983 - Bill Evans, pitcher (b. 1919)
- 1985 - Jim Grant, pitcher (b. 1894)
- 1986 - Roy Bruner, pitcher (b. 1917)
- 1988 - Wally Berger, outfielder; All-Star (b. 1905)
- 1995 - Jim Davis, pitcher (b. 1924)
- 1995 - William Suero, infielder (b. 1966)
- 1996 - Delio Amado León, announcer (b. 1932)
- 1996 - Ted Petoskey, outfielder (b. 1911)
- 1997 - Bernie Creger, infielder (b. 1927)
- 1998 - Jesse Levan, infielder (b. 1926)
- 1998 - Ad Liska, pitcher (b. 1906)
- 1999 - Roger Blanco, minor league pitcher (b. 1976)
- 1999 - Al Schroll, pitcher (b. 1932)
- 2003 - Jack Brewer, pitcher (b. 1918)
- 2010 - R.C. Stevens, infielder (b. 1934)
- 2012 - Rogelio Alvarez, infielder (b. 1938)
- 2013 - Evan Chambers, minor league outfielder (b. 1989)
- 2015 - Bob Dustal, pitcher (b. 1935)