Talking Chop Archives
2016 - Keith Law ranks Atlanta’s farm system as the best in baseball.
2018 - The Braves win their arbitration case with Mike Foltynewicz who is awarded a $2.2 million contract. Atlanta and Foltynewicz were just $100,000 apart in their offers and still went through the arbitration process.
2021 - Keith Law ranks the Braves as the sixth best team in his organizational rankings. Baseball America has the Braves at No. 5. FanGraphs projects Atlanta for 89 wins and a second place finish in the NL East.
1910 - Major League Baseball institutes a rule preventing owners from owning more than one baseball franchise.
1916 - Catcher Chief Meyers is waved by the Giants and subsequently claimed by both Brooklyn and Boston. The league holds a coin toss between Brooklyn owner Charlie Ebbets and Boston’s Percy Haughton to determine who will get Meyers. Ebbets wins the coin toss and Meyers is awarded to Brooklyn.
1920 - Lee Magee admits to NL president John Heydler that he tried to throw a game against the Boston Braves while he was with the Reds. Cincinnati eventually won the game in 13 innings.
1945 - Jimmie Foxx signs with the Philadelphia Phillies of the NL.
1971 - Bill White becomes the first black play-by-play broadcaster in major league history after he is hired by WPIX-TV to team with Phil Rizzuto and Frank Messer on Yankees broadcasts.
1975 - Former Negro League player Judy Johnson is elected to the Hall of Fame.
1982 - The New York Mets sign George Foster on a five year contract.
2015 - Alex Rodriguez meets with Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman and other members of the front office to apologize for his past actions.
2017 - Tigers owner Mike Illitch passes away at the age of 88.
2018 - The Cubs sign starter Yu Darvish to a six-year, $126 million deal.