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- 1910 - The touring Detroit Tigers, with Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford in the lineup, play an exhibition game in Havana, Cuba. With George Mullin pitching, the Tigers beat Almendares, 4 - 0.
- 1922 - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Austin McHenry dies from a brain tumor at age 27. After hitting .350 with 17 home runs and 110 RBI in 1921, McHenry became ill during the past season and was hitting .303 when forced to quit.
- 1941 - Joe DiMaggio is named American League Most Valuable Player. His 56-game hitting streak edges out Ted Williams and his .406 batting average for the award (291 points for DiMaggio and 254 for Williams).
- 1947 - Triple Crown winner Ted Williams (.343, 32 HR,162 RBI) is edged out by Joe DiMaggio (.315, 20, 97) for the American League MVP Award by one point. One BBWAA member fails to include Williams anywhere on his ballot.
- 1950 - The Boston Red Sox sign veteran shortstop Lou Boudreau to a two-year contract worth an estimated $150,000. Boudreau, a player-manager for the Cleveland Indians, had asked Cleveland to give him his unconditional release after 13 years with the club.
- 1951 - The St. Louis Browns send C Sherm Lollar, P Al Widmar and IF Tom Upton to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for C Gus Niarhos, P Dick Littlefield, 1B Gordon Goldsberry, SS Joe DeMaestri and OF Jim Rivera. Rivera, a favorite of Browns manager Rogers Hornsby, will return to the Sox in eight months.
- 1953 - Cleveland Indians third baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named the American League Most Valuable Player with a record 336 votes. In the National League, Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella receives the honor.
- Don Newcombe (27 wins, 3.06 ERA), pitcher for the National League pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers, becomes the first Cy Young Award winner. Only one pitcher will be selected each season for this prestigious pitching award until 1967 when each league will name a winner.
- Outfielder Charlie Peete, given a good shot at being the first black starter on the St. Louis Cardinals, is killed in a plane crash in Caracas, Venezuela. Peete, who had appeared in 23 games for St. Louis in 1956, was returning from playing winter ball.
- 1961 - The Chicago White Sox again trade fan favorite Minnie Miñoso, this time to the St. Louis Cardinals for OF/1B Joe Cunningham.
- 1962 - The Milwaukee Braves trade slugger Joe Adcock and pitcher Jack Curtis to the Cleveland Indians for pitcher Frank Funk and outfielders Don Dillard and Ty Cline. With the addition of Adcock, first base prospect Walt Bond will spend another year in the minors. Bond hit .380 with 6 home runs in 50 at-bats for Cleveland in September.
- Chicago White Sox pitcher Gary Peters edges teammate third baseman Pete Ward and Minnesota Twins outfielder Jimmie Hall for American League Rookie of the Year honors.
- The Kansas City Athletics acquire 1B Jim Gentile and $25,000 from the Baltimore Orioles for 1B Norm Siebern.
- 1967 - Washington Senators manager Gil Hodges is sent to the New York Mets for pitcher Bill Denehy and $100,000. Jim Lemon is named manager of the Senators.
- 1970 - Pitcher Carl Morton, who posted a 18-11 record for the last-place Montreal Expos, receives the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Morton beats out Cincinnati Reds outfielder Bernie Carbo.
- 1972 - The New York Yankees make one of their best trades ever, acquiring third baseman Graig Nettles from the Cleveland Indians for catcher John Ellis, infielder Jerry Kenney, and outfielders Charlie Spikes and Rusty Torres. Nettles will help the Yankees win the World Series in 1977 and 1978.
- 1973 - San Francisco Giants outfielder Gary Matthews, who batted .300 in 145 games, outpolls eight others, receiving 11 of 24 nominations for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
- Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for two years as a result of Steinbrenner's conviction for illegal campaign contributions to Richard Nixon and others.
- 1981 - The Detroit Tigers trade OF Steve Kemp to the Chicago White Sox for OF Chet Lemon.
- 1984 - The American League Gold Glove team is announced, and it is made up of the same nine players as the 1983 team: catcher Lance Parrish, first baseman Eddie Murray, second baseman Lou Whitaker, third baseman Buddy Bell, shortstop Alan Trammell, outfielders Dwight Evans, Dave Winfield and Dwayne Murphy, and pitcher Ron Guidry.
- 1985 - Vince Coleman, who stole 110 bases for the St. Louis Cardinals, joins Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey as the only unanimous winners of the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
- 1987 - Braudilio Vinent strikes out his 2,000th batter in Cuban National League play, the first player to reach that mark.
- Five-time National League All-Star catcher Tony Peña signs as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox.
- Lee Elia is named manager of the Clearwater Phillies.
- The Dodgers acquire outfielder Eric Davis and pitcher Kip Gross from Cincinnati in exchange for pitchers Tim Belcher and John Wetteland. The Dodgers have high expectations of the brittle Davis, but he'll play in just 76 games next season.
- The New York Mets sign slugging first baseman Eddie Murray as a free agent. Murray will hit 16 home runs with 93 RBI in his first season with the Mets, but will clash with local media covering the team.
- 1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays sign free agent IF/OF Darnell Coles.
- Hall of Famer Buck Leonard dies at the age of 90. Regarded as one of the greatest players in Negro Leagues history, Leonard starred for the powerhouse Homestead Grays, who won nine consecutive pennants. Leonard consistently ranked among the league leaders in home runs and won a batting title in 1948.
- The New York Mets sign pitcher Juei Ushiromatsu, the first Japanese player to sign directly with a major league team without playing professionally in Japan.
- 2001 - The major league owners vote unanimously to extend commissioner Bud Selig's contract through 2006.
- New Houston Astros owner Jim Crane decides to clean house in the front office with the team coming off the worst season in franchise history. Both team President Tal Smith and GM Ed Wade get the axe. The new President is George Postolos, while assistant GM Dave Gottfried takes over for Wade on an interim basis while a search for a permanent replacement begins.
- The Mariners trade P Josh Lueke to Tampa Bay for C John Jaso.
- The Samsung Lions of Korea beat Taiwan's Uni-President Lions, 6 - 3, to reach the finals of the 2011 Asia Series. Hyung-woo Choi's two-run homer off Ryan Glynn in the 8th is the big blow.
- The 2011-2012 Cuban Serie Nacional kicks off. As usual, the two finalists of the prior season play the opener. In a reversal of the 2010-2011 finale, Ciego de Ávila beats Pinar del Río. Vladimir García gets the 8 - 4 win over 2010-2011 finals MVP Yosvani Torres, while Yander Guevara notches the save. CF Yoelvis Fiss (4 for 4) hits a two-run homer.
- Marvin Miller, who served as head of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1983, dies at 95. A veteran union organizer from the steel industry, Miller made the union highly powerful, leading to the first collective bargaining agreement in professional sports in 1968 and other breakthroughs such as salary arbitration and free agency in the 1970s. These advances required a number of strikes, which made Miller a vilified figure among owners. Lingering bitterness explains while Miller failed to secure election to the Hall of Fame by a small margin in recent years, but he will be inducted posthumously in 2020.
- Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, coming off the best season of his career, is handed a 25-game suspension at the start of next season for testing positive for amphetamines.
- 2013 - The Twins, who finished in last place with the worst starting pitcher ERA in the majors last year, begin to address the problem with a rare dip in the free agent pool, signing P Ricky Nolasco to a multi-year deal.
- 2015 - The Blue Jays sign free agent pitcher J.A. Happ, who pitched for them from 2012 to 2014, for three years and $36 million. Happ is coming off a great second half with the Pirates.
- The Pirates fill the last remaining managerial vacancy in the majors by hiring former Twins bench coach Derek Shelton to succeed Clint Hurdle.
- In the first significant trade of the off-season, the Brewers send P Zach Davies and OF Trent Grisham, whose defensive miscue was key to their losing the Wild Card Game to the Nationals, to the Padres in return for P Eric Lauer and IF Luis Urias.
- The Yakult Swallows win the worst-to-first 2021 Japan Series over the Orix Buffaloes, four games to twp. Like its MLB predecessor, the 1991 World Series, this one was full of exciting games, five of the six contests being decided by one run and the other by two. Sawamura Award winner Yoshinobu Yamamoto strikes out 11 and allows one run in nine but is matched by Hirotoshi Takanashi, Albert Suárez and Noboru Shimizu. In the top of the 12th, pinch-hitter Shingo Kawabata bloops a hit to left off Ryo Yoshida to score Yasutaka Shiomi with the winner. Scott McGough gets the win after having lost twice earlier in the Series, Yakult's closer working the final 2 1/3 innings and allowing no hits or runs. Catcher Yuhei Nakamura wins the Japan Series MVP. It is the Central League's first Japan Series title since 2012.
- The Mets, who only a few days ago hired Billy Eppler to be their new General Manager, have made a splash on the free agent market, according to news stories that claim that they have signed three free agents: OF Starling Marte, the reigning major league leader in stolen bases; OF/1B Mark Canha; and IF Eduardo Escobar. All three deals are pending physical exams, but when confirmed will total just short of $125 million.
- 1875 - Jimmy Hart, infielder (d. 1926)
- 1881 - Jim Kane, infielder (d. 1947)
- 1888 - Isaac Lane, infielder (d. 1979)
- 1888 - Tom McMillan, minor league outfielder and college coach (d. 1939)
- 1888 - Marty O'Toole, pitcher (d. 1949)
- 1892 - Joe Bush, pitcher (d. 1974)
- 1896 - John Singleton, pitcher (d. 1937)
- 1899 - Lena Styles, catcher (d. 1956)
- 1903 - Bill Hohman, outfielder (d. 1968)
- 1910 - Hank Miklos, pitcher (d. 2000)
- 1912 - Tony York, infielder (d. 1970)
- 1918 - Pat Capri, infielder (d. 1989)
- 1920 - Johnny Schmitz, pitcher; All-Star (d. 2011)
- 1922 - Lou Bevil, pitcher (d. 1973)
- 1922 - John Davenport, minor league infielder and manager (d. 2000)
- 1922 - Eddie Jefferson, pitcher (d. 1987)
- 1923 - Bob Schultz, pitcher (d. 1979)
- 1924 - Cal Howe, pitcher (d. 2008)
- 1926 - Carmelo Pettener, Serie A1 umpire; Italian Baseball Hall of Fame (d. 2013)
- 1927 - Frank Quinn, pitcher (d. 1993)
- 1928 - Hugh Radcliffe, minor league pitcher
- 1933 - Billy Moran, infielder; All-Star (d. 2021)
- 1936 - Vern Handrahan, pitcher (d. 2016)
- 1937 - Bill Short, pitcher (d. 2022)
- 1938 - Jose Tartabull, outfielder
- 1939 - Dave Giusti, pitcher; All-Star
- 1941 - Al Raffo, pitcher
- 1944 - Ron Tompkins, pitcher (d. 2023)
- 1947 - John Harrell, catcher
- 1949 - Choji Murata, NPB pitcher; Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
- 1950 - Bob Sheldon, infielder
- 1951 - Dan Spillner, pitcher
- 1957 - Ming-Yi Huang, Taiwanese national team outfielder
- 1958 - Mike Scioscia, catcher, manager; All-Star
- 1961 - Randy Milligan, infielder
- 1962 - Brad Andress, coach
- 1963 - Mickey Boyer, minor league infielder
- 1964 - Greg Roscoe, minor league pitcher
- 1969 - Chris Eddy, pitcher
- 1969 - Tim Laker, catcher
- 1969 - Gavin Osteen, minor league pitcher
- 1970 - Patrick Guerrero, scout
- 1971 - Ivan Rodriguez, catcher; All-Star
- 1973 - Jason Beverlin, pitcher
- 1973 - Young-woo Lee, KBO outfielder
- 1974 - Ken Ray, pitcher
- 1975 - Soo-jung Choi, South Korean womens' national team outfielder
- 1977 - Erik Bakich, college coach
- 1977 - Willie Bloomquist, infielder
- 1977 - Raúl Valdés, pitcher
- 1978 - Wayne Ough, minor league pitcher
- 1978 - Jimmy Rollins, infielder; All-Star
- 1979 - Carlos Mendoza, minor league infielder
- 1979 - Joel Noboa, minor league infielder and manager
- 1979 - Hao-Ju Tseng, CPBL outfielder and manager
- 1979 - Jonathan Van Every, outfielder
- 1980 - Lutz Rauch, Austrian national team infielder
- 1984 - Jose Manuel Lopez, minor league pitcher/outfielder
- 1984 - Kevin Pucetas, minor league pitcher
- 1985 - Russell Young, minor league pitcher
- 1986 - Rodolfo Cardona, minor league infielder
- 1987 - Andrew Guarrasi, minor league pitcher
- 1987 - Sergey Vorotilin, Russian national team catcher
- 1988 - R.J. Hively, minor league pitcher
- 1988 - Franklin Tavarez, Italian Baseball League infielder
- 1989 - Masatomo Uematsu, NPB pitcher
- 1991 - Kyle McGowin, pitcher
- 1991 - Angelo Tsingerliotis, Greek national team outfielder
- 1992 - Bradley Zimmer, outfielder
- 1993 - Nick Heath, outfielder
- 1994 - Bryan Valdez, minor league pitcher
- 1995 - Jared Oliva, outfielder
- 1995 - Soua Xong, Laotian national team pitcher
- 1996 - Eloy Jimenez, outfielder
- 1998 - Bryan Lavastida, catcher
- 1906 - Julius Willigrod, outfielder (b. 1857)
- 1912 - Fred Corey, infielder (b. 1855)
- 1922 - Austin McHenry, outfielder (b. 1895)
- 1931 - Jack Burdock, infielder, manager (b. 1852)
- 1936 - Shad Barry, outfielder (b. 1878)
- 1939 - Jack Fifield, pitcher (b. 1871)
- 1939 - Connie Lewis, minor league player and manager (b. ????)
- 1941 - Rudy Schwenck, pitcher (b. 1884)
- 1942 - Henry Dobson, umpire (b. 1842)
- 1946 - Arlie Tarbert, outfielder (b. 1904)
- 1954 - Nick Maddox, pitcher (b. 1886)
- 1956 - Charlie Peete, outfielder (b. 1929)
- 1957 - Chuck Wolfe, pitcher (b. 1897)
- 1961 - Bob Harmon, pitcher (b. 1887)
- 1962 - Bob Peterson, catcher (b. 1884)
- 1965 - Bill Hollahan, infielder (b. 1896)
- 1968 - Ed Fernandes, catcher (b. 1918)
- 1969 - Clem Llewellyn, pitcher (b. 1895)
- 1973 - Ed Holly, infielder (b. 1879)
- 1973 - Nate Moreland, pitcher (b. 1914)
- 1975 - Eddie Dwight, outfielder; All-Star (b. 1905)
- 1976 - Al Baird, infielder (b. 1895)
- 1980 - Bill Connelly, pitcher (b. 1925)
- 1981 - Frank Betcher, infielder (b. 1888)
- 1987 - Babe Herman, outfielder (b. 1903)
- 1989 - Ray Boggs, pitcher (b. 1904)
- 1992 - Walt Tauscher, pitcher (b. 1901)
- 1993 - Jim Hayes, pitcher (b. 1912)
- 1994 - Glen Moulder, pitcher (b. 1917)
- 1997 - Buck Leonard, infielder; All-Star; Hall of Fame (b. 1907)
- 1997 - Paul Masterson, pitcher (b. 1915)
- 1998 - Katsutoshi Miwata, NPB pitcher (b. 1945)
- 2003 - Mike Frick, minor league pitcher (b. 1980)
- 2006 - Eddie Mayo, infielder; All-Star (b. 1910)
- 2007 - Clancy Smyres, pinch hitter (b. 1921)
- 2008 - Frances Janssen, AAGPBL pitcher (b. 1926)
- 2008 - Andy Tomasic, pitcher (b. 1917)
- 2010 - Glenn Nobbe, college coach (b. ~1953)
- 2010 - Bill Werle, pitcher (b. 1920)
- 2012 - Marvin Miller, union official; Hall of Fame (b. 1917)
- 2014 - Freddie Barocco, minor league infielder (b. 1920)
- 2014 - Iván Carradero, Puerto Rican national team pitcher (b. ????)
- 2014 - Raymond Harbaugh, minor league player (b. 1929)
- 2014 - Zane Skinner, minor league infielder and manager (b. 1925)
- 2015 - Lou Marone, pitcher (b. 1945)
- 2015 - Harry Musselman, minor league infielder (b. ~1926)
- 2020 - Bob Miller, pitcher (b. 1926)
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