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Old 01-15-2018, 05:38 AM   #61881
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January 15 in Tigers and mlb history:

1927: The St. Louis Browns traded Pinky Hargrave, Bobby LaMotte and Marty McManus to the Detroit Tigers for Otis Miller, Billy Mullen, Frank O'Rourke and Lefty Stewart.

1934: New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth signs a one-year contract worth $35,000. While the contract is considered a lucrative one for the times, it represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe".

1936: IRS figures for 1934 show Branch Rickey as the highest-paid man in Major League Baseball at $49,470. Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis had voluntarily taken a cut in 1933 from $65,000 to $40,000 because of the Depression.

1942: US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sends his famed "Green Light Letter" to Commissioner Judge Landis, encouraging Major League Baseball to continue playing during World War II. President Roosevelt states that he believes playing the sport would be good for Americans and encourages the owners to have more games at night to give war workers an opportunity to attend games. Despite a loss of many star players to military service, all 16 teams will continue to play regular schedules for the duration of the war.
Ironically, the Chicago Cubs, who had signed an agreement with a contractor to install lights at Wrigley Field, drop their plans because of the military's need for the material. It will take 35 more years before lights are finally installed at the venerable ballpark.

1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers extend their five-year lease on Ebbets Field by signing a new three-year lease with real estate developer Marvin Kratter, who bought the field in 1953. A year later, the Dodgers will call the City of Los Angeles their new home.

1958: The New York Yankees announce that 140 games will be televised this season. The deal is worth over one million dollars. Six days later, the Philadelphia Phillies agree to televise 78 games into the New York City area, which is without National League baseball for the first time since the league's inception in 1876.

1964: Major League Baseball executives vote to hold a free agent draft in New York City. A new TV pact is also signed.

1964: San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays, the highest-paid player in major league baseball, signs for $105,000.

1981: Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Gibson, who needed 301 votes for election, is named on 337 ballots by the Baseball Writers Association of America. In 17 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Gibson won 251 games, struck out 3,117 batters, compiled a 2.91 ERA, won 20 games five times, and earned two World Championship rings.

1990: Central League star Cecil Fielder signs a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Fielder, who had blasted 38 home runs for the Hanshin Tigers in 1989, will hit 51 home runs this season and become one of the premier power hitters in the American League for most of the 1990's.
1990: The Detroit Tigers signed Ed Romero as a free agent.

1992: The Detroit Tigers signed Jorge Velandia as an amateur free agent.

1996: The Detroit Tigers signed Bob Scanlan as a free agent.

2004: The Detroit Tigers signed Craig Dingman as a free agent.

2014: The Dodgers sign P Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, as the seven-year, $215 million package averages to $30.7 million per season, making Kershaw the highest-paid player in baseball

2015: At the last owners meeting chaired by outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig, owners decide to use a pitch clock during minor league games at the AA and AAA level this season in an experiment to quicken the pace of games.,

2016: The Detroit Tigers released Rafael Dolis.

Tigers players birthdays:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...ver_Lowdermilk
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...owdegr01.shtml
Grover Lowdermilk 1915-1916.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Steve_Gromek
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...romest01.shtml
Steve Gromek 1953-1957.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...all_(marshmi01)
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...arshmi01.shtml
Mike Marshall 1967.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...lvarlu01.shtml
Luis Alvardo 1977.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...appuge01.shtml
George Cappuzzello 1981.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...ando_Galarraga
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...alarar01.shtml
Armando Galarraga 2008-2010.

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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.



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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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There are “ongoing” talks regarding pace of play between MLB and the MLBPA, Commissioner Rob Manfred sent the players a formal proposal to consider.
The two sides met on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney and regards their dialogue as a positive sign. He notes that MLB has the ability to impose whichever rules it wants, thus giving it all the leverage in negotiations.
So, even if talks aren’t constructive, at least expect the league to implement a 20-second pitch clock and limit mound meetings in 2018.
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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Miguel Cabrera faces a paternity hearing on eve of spring training. He's asked a judge to bar media.
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.

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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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When Ty Cobb and Thomas Edison met in spring training.
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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January 16 in Tigers and mlb history:

1913: The Chicago White Sox purchased Davy Jones from the Detroit Tigers for $2,500.

1952: The U.S. Standardization Board clears the way for Stan Musial to get a salary increase to $85,000. Prior to this relaxation of the rules, there was a wage freeze in effect due to the Korean War. Under the new rules, a team is free to raise individual salaries, as long as they do not exceed a complicated formula, based on total team salaries for any one year, from 1946 to 1950, plus 10 percent.

1970: Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood files a lawsuit challenging the reserve clause, which binds major league players to teams perpetually. Flood had been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Philadelphia Phillies on October 7, 1969, but has refused to report to the Phillies. Flood contends that the reserve clause violates antitrust laws. He will lose the suit but the judge will suggest changes to the reserve system, opening the door for salary arbitration and free agency.

1974: The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. Mantle becomes only the seventh player to make it in his first try.

1986: The Detroit Tigers released Marty Castillo.
1986: The Detroit Tigers traded Chris Pittaro and Alejandro Sanchez to the Minnesota Twins for Dave Engle.

1989: The Detroit Tigers signed Frank Williams as a free agent.

1996: Major League Baseball's executive council approves a history-making first: interleague play for the 1997 season. The Players' Association will also give its approval, enabling geographic rivals like New York's Mets and Yankees, Chicago's Cubs and White Sox, and Los Angeles' Angels and Dodgers to play each other during the regular season.

2001: Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

2001: The Detroit Tigers signed Scott Servais as a free agent.

2003: The owners establish the minimum age of 14 for bat boys. The change from not having any age requirement is prompted by a near collision at home plate during Game 5 of last year's World Series involving 4-year old bat boy Darren Baker, the son of Giants manager Dusty Baker.

2003: Trying to restore a competitive edge to the All-Star Game, the owners unanimously approve that the winning league of the Mid-Summer classic will have home-field advantage during the World Series. Approval is needed by the players to change the current rotation between the two leagues, which was put in place since the inception of the World Series in 1903.

2003: The Detroit Tigers signed Tom Evans as a free agent.
2003: The Detroit Tigers signed Guillermo Moscoso as an amateur free agent.

2009: The Detroit Tigers signed Alexis Gomez as a free agent.
2009: The Detroit Tigers signed Don Kelly as a free agent.
2009: The Detroit Tigers signed Jason Miller as a free agent.

2013: The Detroit Tigers signed Don Kelly as a free agent.

2014: At their quarterly meeting, MLB owners agree to the proposed expansion of instant replay; as the Players Association and Umpires Association have also agreed to the changes, they will be effective at the start of this season. A manager will be able to challenge up to two decisions per game, and the umpiring crew can decide on its own to review a call from the 7th inning on. Almost all calls will be subject to review, except for balls and strikes, obstruction and interference.

Tigers players birthdays:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ochebr01.shtml
Brad Kocher 1912.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b.../Johnny_Watson
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...atsojo01.shtml
Johnny Watson 1930.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...Marty_Castillo
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...astima02.shtml
Marty Castillo 1981-1985.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aupowa01.shtml
Warwick Saupold 2016-present.

Tigers players who passed away:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aynefr01.shtml
Fred Payne 1906-1908.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ossmcl01.shtml
Claude Rossman 1907-1909.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...errycl01.shtml
Clay Perry 1908.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b..._Doll_Jacobson
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...acobba01.shtml
Baby Doll Jacobson 1915.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...funkli01.shtml
Liz Funk 1930.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...mithwi02.shtml
Willie Smith 1963.

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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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