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Elephant Rumblings: Healy Trade Rumors and Maxwell MLB Discipline

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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  • 1931 - The St. Louis Cardinals release the last legal spitballer, pitcher Burleigh Grimes.
  • 1961 - A federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama laws against integrated playing fields are illegal, eliminating the last barrier against integration in the Southern Association. The circuit will choose to disband rather than abide the ruling and will be replaced in 1964 by the integrated Southern League.

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