Battery Power Archives
2018 - The Braves need to let Ronald Acuña Jr. be Ronald Acuña Jr.
2020 - After dealing with some elbow soreness, the Braves expect Freddie Freeman to return to the lineup in the next week.
2021 - The Braves announce that Kyle Wright will start their Grapefruit League opener in Tampa.
1894 - A series of rule changes are implemented that are designed to help pitchers. All foul bunts will now be called strikes and the infield fly rule is instituted.
1909 - Israel Durham purchases the Philadelphia Phillies from Jimmy Porter. Durham takes over as team president but will pass away on June 28.
1935 - The New York Yankees release Babe Ruth. He will soon sign a $20,000 contract with the Boston Braves.
1943 - Bukcy Harris takes over as manager of the Phillies. Harris will compile a 38-52 record before he is fired.
1956 - The New York Giants trade Hoyt Wilhelm to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for first baseman Whitey Lockman
1969 - Carl Yastrzemski becomes the highest paid player in American League history after signing a one-year, $130,000 contract with the Red Sox.
1991 Bill Veeck and Tony Lazzeri are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
2011 - Joe Torre is named as executive vice-president for baseball operations by Major League Baseball replacing Bob Watson who retired after the 2010 season.