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    2001

    2B Bill Mazeroski and Negro League pitcher Hilton Smith are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Old-timers Committee.

    Making a comeback after sitting out a year with Lupus‚ Montreal OF Tim Raines plays in the same exhibition game as his son‚ Tim Jr.‚ an outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles. Tim gets 2 hits‚ while Tim Jr. gets one as the Orioles win the game‚ 7-6. Each Raines drives in a run.

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    1998

    Cardinals C Eli Marrero has a mass removed from his neck. Test results show the mass to be a low-grade malignancy.

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    1993

    John WettelandExpos closer‚ fractures his right big toe after kicking a batting-practice screen in spring training.

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    1992

    Yankees P Pascual Perez is suspended for one year for violation of baseball's drug policy.

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    1987

    Free agent Andre Dawson signs a one-year contract with the Cubs for the bargain-basement price of $650‚000. Dawson‚ who had offered to sign a contract with the dollar amount left blank just so he could play on the natural grass at Wrigley Field and save his fragile knees‚ will hit 49 home runs and win the NL MVP Award this season.

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    1985

    Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.

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    1980

    Brewers manager George Bamberger suffers a heart attack at the club's Sun City‚ AZ‚ training camp. Coach Buck Rodgers is named interim manager for Bamberger‚ who will undergo quintuple coronary bypass surgery on March 26th and will not return to the dugout until June 6th.

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    1978

    The Reds trade P Jack Billingham to the Tigers for 2 minor league players.

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    1973

    In an exhibition game with the Pirates‚ the Twins Larry Hisle becomes the first designated hitter in ML history. Hisle makes the new AL rule look good by collecting 2 HRs and 7 RBI.

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    1971

    At Mesa‚ AZ‚ the A's and Brewers test Charlie Finley's idea of 3-ball walks. The A's win 13-9 in a game featuring 19 free passes‚ essentially ending the experiment.

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    1969

    Two spring training games today use experimental rules. DPHers Ty Cline (Expos) and George Spriggs (Royals) both bat ninth and go 0 for 4 in Fort Myers. John Orsino (Yankees) bats 6th (1 for 4) and Jim French (Senators) bats 9th (0 for 3) in Pompano Beach. Orsino has the first hit as a DPH. Five of the nine games on March 7 use the DPH. The Angels' Dick Stuart reaches base 4 times against the Padres and the box score has 3 different pinch-runners for him(none scored). Boog Powell is the Orioles' DPH(hit 9th) and doubles in the 5th. The PR‚ Stanley Martin‚ scores‚ and Powell singles in the winning run in the 7th to beat the Twins‚ 2-1. The DPH idea will be dropped on March 26.

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    1962

    St. Louis voters approve a bond issue that will fund the improvements necessary to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals.

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    1959

    Charlie Comiskey loses his bid to stop the sale of the White Sox to Bill Veeck.

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    1957

    The Dodgers Walter O'Malley confers with Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson and other officials of the city.

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    1948

    The Braves get veteran 2B Eddie Stanky from the Dodgers for Bama Rowell‚ minor leaguer Ray Sanders and a reported $60‚000. The Dodgers' second base spot is now open for Robinson. The Dodgers will return Sander for cash next month.

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    1945

    Harry O'Neill‚ who played one game for the 1939 Philadelphia Athletics‚ is killed in the battle of Iwo Jima.

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    1942

    In Havana‚ the Dodgers beat the Cuban all-stars‚ 6-4‚ in 11 innings‚ though manager Leo Durocher is not around at the end. He is chased in the 9th after arguing with the umps. The Dodgers win tomorrow and split a doubleheader on the 8th.

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    1938

    Brooklyn's Larry MacPhail buys Dolph Camilli‚ slugging Phillie 1B‚ for $45‚000 and weak hitting Eddie Morgan.. Camilli hit .339 with 27 homers last season.

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    1926

    In the Pirates camp‚ Art Traynor‚ brother of Pie‚ and Phil Morrison‚ brother of John‚ are trying to win a place on the team. Pie says that his brother‚ who spent the last year in Europe‚ is a better player than he is. Neither stick.

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    1923

    The Cardinals announce that their players will wear numerals on their uniforms‚ and number them according to the batting order. It doesn't happen this season.

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    1922

    Babe Ruth signs for 3 years at $52‚000 a year. The-next-highest paid New York player is Home Run Baker at $16‚000.

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    1919

    The Giants announce they will ?y to Philadelphia for their opener. But when the time comes they take the train.

    The Yankees sell righty Ray Keating to the Boston Braves. He'll go 7-11 with Boston‚ then spend the next 12 seasons in the PCL.

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    1907

    The first suit for damages resulting from the Phillies' 1903 ballpark disaster ends with the acquittal of club owners A. J. Reach and John Rogers.

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    1906

    Rookie owner Charles W. Murphy puts the last pieces of a Cubs dynasty in place‚ trading rookie infielder Hans Lobert and lefthander Jake Weimer to the Cincinnati Reds for 3B Harry Steinfeldt. Not a heavy hitter‚ Steinfeldt completes the Tinker-Evers-Chance infield.

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    1890

    The NL releases a schedule with 10 teams‚ including the Brooklyn and Cincinnati franchises formerly in the AA. Since the NL is expected to trim back down to 8 teams‚ the release of this schedule is seen as a ruse to throw off the PL.

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    1884

    High winds in New York destroy much of the fence and blow off part of the Polo Grounds grandstand roof‚ depositing it a block away.

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