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This Day in Braves History: Milwaukee signs Rico Carty

Atlanta Braves Outfielder Rico Carty

Braves Franchise History

1959 - The Milwaukee Braves sign 20-year old Rico Carty out of the Dominican Republic.

MLB History

1967 - Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg suffers torn ligaments in his left knee while skiing at Lake Tahoe. Lonborg won the Cy Young Award with a 22-9 record, 3.49 ERA and 246 strikeouts in 1967. Lonborg will pitch 12 more seasons in the majors, but won’t reach double digits in wins again until 1971.

1969 - Curt Flood sends a letter to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn stating his refusal to report to the Philadelphia Phillies after he was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals. Flood cites that he is not a piece of property to be sold. The MLB Players Association announces its support for Flood’s suit against the league and will pay his legal fees.

1986 - Reggie Jackson signs with the Oakland A’s.

2002 - Jose Contreras agrees to a four-year deal with the New York Yankees.

2004 - Jason Varitek agrees to a four-year deal to remain with the Boston Red Sox.

2005 - Reliever Mike Stanton returns to the Nationals on a one-year, $1 million deal.

2015 - Daniel Murphy agrees to a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Nationals.

2020 - The Nationals acquire first baseman Josh Bell from the Pirates in exchange for pitchers Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean.


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

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