clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

This Day in Braves History: February 25

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Franchise History

2014 - The Braves announced that Javy Lopez, Dave Pursley and Rabbit Maranville will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on May 23.

MLB History

1905 - The Chicago Cubs travel to Santa Monica, California to begin Spring Training.

1917 - The Chicago White Sox acquire first baseman Chick Grandil from Cleveland for $3,500.

1933 - Tom Yawkey purchases the Boston Red Sox from Bob Quinn and will own the team for the next 44 years.

1946 - Back from a stint with the military, Ted Williams homers on the first pitch he sees during Spring Training.

1957 - The US Supreme Court decides 6-3 that baseball is the only professional sport exempt from antitrust laws. The issue arises when pro football seeks similar protection from the laws as baseball.

1969 - A pension plan for Major League Baseball is agreed on with players set to receive $5.45 million per year. They will also get a percentage of television revenues.

1972 - The St. Louis Cardinals trade Steve Carlton to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise.

1973 - Players and owners agree to terms on a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The deal includes a $15,000 minimum salary, salary arbitration and 10 and 5 rights.

1981 - The executive board of the MLBPA votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free agent compensation isn’t solved.

1987 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth suspends Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt for the 1987 season due to multiple drug-related incidents over the past year. The suspension will later be reduced to 60 days and an arbitrator orders the Padres to reinstate Hoyt.

1994 - Phil Rizzuto is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

1999 - Major League Baseball hires Frank Robinson to handle on-field disciplinary matters.

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

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Battery Power Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Atlanta Braves news from Battery Power