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This Day in Braves History: December 7

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Dec 7

Braves Franchise History

1967 - The Braves acquire catcher Bob Tillman and pitcher Dale Roberts from the Yankees in exchange for minor leaguer Bobby Cox.

2006 - The Braves trade Horacio Ramirez to the mariners in exchange for reliever Rafael Soriano.

MLB History

1937 - The Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year old Ted Williams from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. Williams won’t report to Boston until 1939.

1939 - The five-year waiting period is waived and Lou Gehrig is elected to the Hall of Fame unanimously.

1983 - The Reds sign outfielder Dave Parker to a two-year deal.

1984 - The Mets acquire third baseman Howard Johnson from the Tigers in exchange for pitcher Walt Terrell.

1988 - The Rangers sign free agent Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract.

1992 - The Reds sign free agent outfielder Roberto Kelly to a three-year deal.

2001 - In the first trade between the two New York teams in eight years, the Mets acquire outfielder David Justice from the Yankees in exchange for third baseman Robin Ventura.

2003 - The Giants sign outfielder Michael Tucker to a two-year deal.

2010 - Matt Diaz signs with the Pirates.

2011 - The Astros hire Jeff Luhnow as their new general manager replacing the recently fired Ed Wade.

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

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