1911 - The National Commission adopts a rule that bars World Series winners from playing post-season exhibition games. This ruling will lead to a direct confrontation between Babe Ruth and Commissioner Kenesaw Landis in 1921.
1920 - The secret deal to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $125,000 is announced publicly. The $125,000 is twice the amount every previously paid for a player. Red Sox owner Harry Frazee also secured a $350,000 loan from the Yankees as part of the deal.
1961 - Frank Lane re-signs as general manager of Cleveland to take the same post with the Kansas City Athletics.
1962 - Ground is broken for the Astrodome in Houston.
1973 - A group of investors headed by George Steinbrenner purchases the Yankees from CBS for $10 million.
1974 - The Yankees hire Bill Virdon as their new manager. Virdon will manage in New York for two seasons, but will never win a game at Yankee Stadium. New York will play their home games at Shea Stadium due to ongoing renovations at Yankee Stadium.
2005 - Hoping to make the team appeal to a broader marketplace, the Angels announce the franchise will now be known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Officials from Anaheim threaten to file a lawsuit to block the change as they believe that the new name violates the terms of the team’s 33-year lease with the city.
2007 - The A’s trade outfielder Nick Swisher to the White Sox in exchange for prospects Faustino De Los Santos, Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Sweeney.
2017 - The Arizona Diamondbacks file a lawsuit against Maricopa County seeking to break the team’s lease which runs through 2028, unless the county performs “urgent repairs” to Chase Field.
2019 - The Phillies sign reliever David Robertson to a two-year, $23 million deal. Due to injury, Robertson will appear in just seven games in 2019 and will miss all of the 2020 season.