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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta trades Ralph Garr to the White Sox

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Braves Franchise History

1966 - With a 4-3 vote, The Supreme Court refuses to review Wisconsin’s suit to block the Braves’ move to Atlanta.

1975 - Atlanta trades Ralph Garr and Larvell Blanks to the White Sox in exchange for Dick Ruthven, Ken Henderson and Ozzie Osborn. Garr spent the first eight years of his major league career with Atlanta while hitting .317/.350/.429 in 800 career games. He led the league in hitting with a .354 average in 1974 and made his only All-Star Game appearance.

MLB History

1887 - A baseball reporters association is created and organized. It pledges to standardize scoring practices, especially in the gray area of stolen bases.

1902 - Harry Pulliam is elected as president of the National League.

1906 - The American League gives president Ban Johnson a raise to $15,000 for the remaining four years of his contract.

1927 - The National League reports a new high of more than five million in attendance for the league in 1927.

1933 - At their annual meetings, the owners vote to give Judge Landis another seven-year contract as commissioner. Will Harridge is given a new five-year deal as American League president.

1949 - The American League rejects a proposal to bring back the legal spitball by a 7-1 vote. The rules committee also alters the strike zone to the space between the armpits and the top of the knees.

1986 - The Yankees re-sign outfielder Claudell Washington.

1996 - The Marlins sign outfielder Moises Alou to a five-year, $25 million deal.

1998 - Kevin Brown agrees to a seven-year deal with the Dodgers that will pay him $15 million per season.

2016 - The Dodgers re-sign Kenley Jansen to a five-year, $80 million deal.

2018 - Charlie Morton agrees to a two-year, $30 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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

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