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Elephant Rumblings: A’s rotation taking shape; Davis out with calf injury

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1946 - Back from the military, Ted Williams hits the first spring training pitch he sees for a home run.
  • 1973 - Players and owners come to terms on a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new deal allows teams to open spring training on March 1st. Among the provisions of the agreement are a $15,000 minimum salary, salary arbitration, and the “ten and five” trade rule, which permits a player with ten years in the major leagues, the last five of which are with his current team, to veto any trade involving him.

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