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This Day in Braves History: March 15

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Braves Franchise History

1941 - Approximately 6,000 fans watch the St. Louis Browns defeat the Boston Braves in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

MLB History

1885 - A lower court in New York decides that playing baseball on Sunday is a crime. The ruling will be overturned, but it will be appealed.

1901 - Third baseman Jimmy Collins leaves the National League’s Boston Beaneaters to sign a $4,000 contract with the American League’s Boston Americans.

1925 - Cubs shortstop Rabbit Maranville suffers a broken leg sliding into third base during an exhibition game in Los Angeles. The injury was initially thought to be career-threatening but he will return to the lineup in May.

1975 - The Los Angeles Dodgers sign Juan Marichal. He will make two appearances with the Dodgers before retiring.

1978 - The Oakland Athletics trade starter Vida Blue to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for seven players and $400,000 in cash.

1983 - Pete Vuckovich is diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder and will miss nearly all of the 1983 season.

1991 - The Kansas City Royals release Bo Jackson, who injured his hip while playing football for the Los Angeles Raiders. Jackson will sign with the White Sox in April.

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

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