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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta acquires Gerald Williams

Gerald Williams

Braves Franchise History

1970 - Rico Carty injures his knee in a Dominican League game. The injury will cause Carty to miss the entire 1971 season.

1997 - The Braves acquire outfielder Gerald Williams from the Brewers in exchange for Chad Fox.

MLB History

1906 - Harry Pulliam is reelected president of the National League at a salary of $10,000.

1924 - Eddie Collins signs on as player-manager of the White Sox.

1928 - NL President John Heydler proposes the DH for pitchers to improve and speed up the game.

1934 - The NL votes to permit night baseball and authorizes a maximum of seven games by any team that chooses to install lights. The AL won’t grant permission for night games until 1937.

1940 - The Major Leagues extend the contract of Kenesaw Mountain Landis to another four-year term.

1950 - At the Winter Meetings, Major League owners vote 9-7 against renewing commissioner Happy Chandler’s contract for a new term.

1984 - Fred Lynn signs a four-year deal with the Orioles.

1991 - The Mets acquire Bret Saberhagen and Bill Pecota from the Royals in exchange for Kevin McReynolds, Gregg Jefferies and Keith Miller.

1996 - The Yankees sign free agent pitcher Mike Stanton to a three-year deal.

1997 - The Twins sign outfielder Otis Nixon.

2000 - Alex Rodriguez signs a 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers.

2003 - Andy Pettitte signs a three-year, $31.5 million deal with the Astros.

2018 - The Phillies sign outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year, $50 million deal.

2020 - The Phillies hire Dave Dombrowski to be their new President of Baseball Operations and General Manager.

Information for this article was found via Baseball Reference, and Today in Baseball History.

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