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PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 8, 1973 » Mike Cameron in LaGrange, GA
In the January amateur draft, the Phillies pick IN THE NEWS: Dick Ruthven, the Rangers take C Jim Sundberg, and the Cubs pick RHP Donnie Moore. The Reds pick Southern Miss punter Ray Guy on the 3rd round, but he chooses the NFL instead.
Cincinnati attorney Louis Nippert assumes control of the Reds when he purchases 51% of the stock from the Gamble and Williams families. Nippert was part of the group that bought the Reds in 1966. IN THE NEWS:
PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 14, 1973 » Troy Brohawn in Cambridge, MD
PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 15, 1973 » Wayne Gomes in Hampton, VA
IN THE NEWS: Orlando Cepeda signs with the Boston Red Sox, making him the first player signed by a team as a designated hitter.
PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 19, 1973 » Chris Stynes in Queens, NY
PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 20, 1973 » Julio Santana in San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.
IN THE NEWS: Warren Spahn is elected to the Hall of Fame in his first try on the BBWAA ballot, receiving 316 of 380 votes.
PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 25, 1973 » Terrell Wade in Rembert, SC
The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee selects 19th-century players IN THE NEWS: Mickey Welch and George Kelly, plus umpire Billy Evans, for enshrinement.
PLAYERS BORN ON JANUARY 28, 1973 » Jacob Cruz in Oxnard, CA