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This Day in Braves History: March 26

Mark Lemke

Braves Franchise History

1998 - Free agent second baseman Mark Lemke signs a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.

MLB History

1936 - Hank Greenberg agrees to a $20,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers.

1937 - On the advice of Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio reduces the weight of his bat from 40 ounces to 36 ounces.

1974 - The Boston Red Sox release future Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda and Luis Aparicio. Aparicio elects to retire but Cepeda signs on with the Kansas City Royals.

1976 - The American League approves the sale of the Toronto expansion franchise to Labatt Brewing Company for a reported $7 million.

1996 - San Francisco voters are in favor of a privately-funded stadium to replace Candlestick Park.

1997 - The Montreal Expos trade Cliff Floyd to the Florida Marlins in exchange for Dustin Hermanson and outfielder Joe Orsulak.

2000 - The Kingdome in Seattle is demolished.

2011 - Mike Hampton announces his retirement.

2015 - Brady Aiken announces that he has undergone Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season.

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

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