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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1905 - Chicago White Sox president Charles Comiskey orders a houseboat built for the express purpose of transporting and housing the team during spring training.
  • 1980 - In a 9-0 loss to the A’s, George Brett goes 0-4, dropping his average below .400. He is now hitting .396 and will finish the season at .390.
  • 1998 - Cal Ripkin, Jr. took himself out of the starting lineup and did not play in the Baltimore Orioles' loss to the New York Yankees, ending his consecutive-game streak at 2,632 games. After nearly 16 years, Ripkin said he decided the time was right to end the streak, which began on May 30, 1982.

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