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This Day in Braves History: Boston acquires Johnny Evers

Braves Franchise History

1914 - The Boston Braves acquire Johnny Evers from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Bill Sweeney and cash. Evers will hit .279/.390/.338 and win MVP while helping the Braves to an upset win over the A’s in the World Series.

1965 - The Braves, who are planning to move to Atlanta for the 1966 season, propose to pay five cents from every ticket sold to a fund for the purpose of helping bring a new major league club to Milwaukee.

MLB History

1974 - Forty eight players exercise their rights to settle their contracts through arbitration.

1977 - The Chicago Cubs send Bill Madlock and infielder Rob Sperring to the Giants for outfielder Bobby Murcer and third baseman Steve Ontiveros.

1982 - The St. Louis Cardinals acquire shortstop Ozzie Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for shortstop Garry Templeton.

1987 - Reigning World Series MVP Ray Knight signs a one-year, $475,000 deal with the Orioles that also includes an option for an additional year. Knight turned down a one-year, $800,000 offer to remain with the Mets.

1994 - Robin Yount announces his retirement. He will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999.

2001 - Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh is imploded.

2002 - Major League Baseball approves the sales of the Florida Marlins and the Montreal Expos. John Henry sells the Marlins to Jeffrey Loria for a reported $158.5 million. Loria sells the Expos to Baseball Expos LP, which is a limited partnership owned by the other 29 teams for $120 million.

2005 - The Mets announce that Darryl Strawberry will serve as a special outfield instructor during Spring Training.

2006 - Alfonso Soriano loses his arbitration case against the Nationals but is still awarded a $10 million contract which is the highest salary ever given through arbitration.

2009 - Miguel Tejada pleads guilty to lying to Congress when he said in 2005 that he didn’t know about any players being involved with steroids.

2013 - Michael Bourn signs a four year, $48 million deal with Cleveland.

2019 - Kyler Murray announces that he is giving up baseball to concentrate on becoming an NFL quarterback.

2020 - The Red Sox appoint bench coach Ron Roenicke as interim manager replacing Alex Cora who was let go due to his role in the Astros sign stealing scandal in 2017.


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

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