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Elephant Rumblings: Murray to Declare for NFL Draft, and Lowrie Signs with Mets

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  • 1973: Major League owners approve one of the game’s most controversial rules: the designated hitter. The owners decide to allow American League teams to implement the rule on an experimental three-year basis, but the rule will become a permanent addition to the AL while the National League never adopts it.

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