Talking Chop Archives
2014 - The Braves announced that Javy Lopez, Dave Pursley and Rabbit Maranville will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on May 23.
2017 - Bartolo Colon allowed one run over two innings as the Braves downed the Blue Jays 7-4 in their Grapefruit League opener.
2018 - Dansby Swanson homered off of Max Scherzer but the Braves dropped a 9-3 decision to the Nationals.
2019 - Freddie Freeman homered while Cristian Pache drove in three to give the Braves their first spring win over the Nationals.
2020 - Freddie Freeman is scratched from the spring lineup due to elbow inflammation.
2021 - The Braves traded infielder Jack Mayfield to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations.
1905 - The Chicago Cubs travel to Santa Monica, California to begin Spring Training.
1917 - The Chicago White Sox acquire first baseman Chick Grandil from Cleveland for $3,500.
1933 - Tom Yawkey purchases the Boston Red Sox from Bob Quinn and will own the team for the next 44 years.
1946 - Back from a stint with the military, Ted Williams homers on the first pitch he sees during Spring Training.
1969 - A pension plan for Major League Baseball is agreed on with players set to receive $5.45 million per year. They will also get a percentage of television revenues.
1973 - Players and owners agree to terms on a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The deal includes a $15,000 minimum salary, salary arbitration and 10 and 5 rights.
1981 - The executive board of the MLBPA votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free agent compensation isn’t solved.
1987 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth suspends Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt for the 1987 season due to multiple drug-related incidents over the past year. The suspension will later be reduced to 60 days and an arbitrator orders the Padres to reinstate Hoyt.
1994 - Phil Rizzuto is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
1999 - Major League Baseball hires Frank Robinson to handle on-field disciplinary matters.