Braves Franchise History
1973 - The Atlanta Braves release pitcher Denny McLain. Atlanta had acquired McLain from Oakland in exchange for Orlando Cepeda.
1948 - Hank Greenberg is named farm director of the Cleveland Indians.
1961 - Cardinals pitcher Larry Jackson suffers a broken jaw when he is hit by a fragment of Duke Snider’s broken bat. Jackson will miss the next four weeks.
1973 - Twins pitcher Jim Perry becomes the first player to approve being traded under the new “ten and five” rule. Perry approves a trade to the Tigers.
1978 - Athletics owner Charlie Finley cancels a deal that would have moved the team to Denver, Colorado.
1984 - The Houston Astros release J.R. Richard ending his major league career. Richard suffered a stroke during the 1980 season and never fully recovered.
1986 - Major League Baseball’s rules committee votes to allow the designated hitter to be used in all games played in an American League team’s home park. Since 1976, the DH had been used in all games in even years.
1989 - Sports Illustrated publishes a story about Reds manager Pete Rose’s gambling activities.
1995 - The National Labor Relations Board files an injunction to restore the previous work rules to the game as part of the settlement of the 1994 strike.
2002 - Jose Canseco is given his release by the Montreal Expos after he was told that he would not be an everyday player. Canseco will retire 38 home runs shy of 500 for his career.
2012 - A group led by Magic Johnson and executive Stan Kasten are the winners of the bidding process to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt.