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This Day in Braves History: February 26

A trip back into the archives

Japan v MLB All Stars - Game 4 Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

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2017 - Julio Teheran tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut. The Braves fell to the Astros 3-2.

2018 - The Braves need to let Ronald Acuña Jr. be Ronald Acuña Jr.

2019 - Alex Jackson and William Contreras homered to help the Braves to a 4-3 win over the Mets.

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.

MLB History

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.

1914 - The Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants play an exhibition game in front of King George V in London, England.

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.

2001 - The Los Angeles Dodgers acquire outfielder Marquis Grissom from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Devon White.

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.

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

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