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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

January

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February

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Sources

1800sEdit

  • 1880 - Yale University chooses not to join the American Collegiate Baseball Association because of professional players on other teams.
  • 1882 - Providence Grays players and their opponents will be expected to parade down the streets of Providence in full uniform, accompanied by a brass band, on game days in order to encourage attendance.
  • 1889:
    • The Tourists play their final game in [[Italy[[, with the All Americas winning, 7–4 in Florence.
    • The National League Committee on Rules recommends that umpires be given authority to fine unruly players $10 for a first offense.

1900s-1920sEdit

  • 1925 - John McGraw arrives in Florida and is installed as president of a real estate development near Bradenton called Pennant Park. With streets named for early New York Giants heroes, and lots offered for $2,500 to $5,000, McGraw hires a fleet of salesmen and heads north. New York newspapers run a series of full-page ads featuring a picture of John McGraw with the bold caption "You've followed me in baseball, now follow me in real estate." A year later, the boom will go bust, washed away by two hurricanes. McGraw will incur a loss of $100,000 after paying off close friends, players, and other investors, and will be hounded by creditors.

1930s-1940sEdit

1950-1960sEdit

  • 1957 - The U.S. Supreme Court decides 6-3 that baseball is the only professional sport exempt from antitrust laws. The issue arises when pro football seeks similar protection from the laws.
  • 1969 - A pension plan for major league baseball is agreed on, with players to receive $5.45M per year. They also get a percentage of television revenues, a reduction in the years necessary to qualify for a pension from five to four (retroactive to 1959), and lowered minimum age for drawing a pension from 50 to 45.

1970sEdit

  • 1973 - Players and owners come to terms on a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new deal allows teams to open up spring training on March 1. Among the provisions of the agreement are a $15,000 minimum salary, salary arbitration, and the '10 and five' trade rule, which permits a player with 10 years in the major leagues, the last five of which are with his current team, to veto any trade involving him.

1980s-1990sEdit

  • 1981 - The Executive Board of the Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29th if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved. That deadline will be extended briefly, however, when the Players' Association's unfair labor practices complaint is heard by the National Labor Relations Board.

2000sEdit

  • Frank Robinson is hired by major league baseball to handle on-field disciplinary matters. Previously, such matters were handled by the individual league offices.
  • 2005 - Kerry Konrad, a New York Yankees fan whose $2,325 bid won an eBay auction giving him the one-day naming rights to the Fleet Center Arena in Boston, wanted to call it the "Derek Jeter Center," after the Yankees shortstop and team captain. But instead, Manhattan lawyer Kerry Konrad agreed to call it the "Jimmy Fund Center," after a Boston friend and Red Sox fan donated an additional $6,275 for the children charitable effort, bringing the total amount to $8,600, symbolizing the 86 years between Red Sox World Championships.

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