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- 1925 - At an American League meeting, a plan is adopted to alternate the site of future World Series openers by league rather than deciding it by a coin toss, with Games One, Two, Six, and Seven in one park and Three, Four, Five in the other, unless a ban on Sunday baseball interferes in one city.
- 2018 - The Cubs land one of the biggest remaining free agents of the off-season by signing P Yu Darvish for six years and $126 million.
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An All-Star, she posted a 76–65 record with a 2.33 earned run average in 169 career games, pitched two no-hitters in the same month, and turned in an unassisted triple play...
The hands of #AAGPBL player, Jean Cione, describing the finger placement of various pitches with a ball signed by Yogi Berra. Jean had a 10 year career, playing positions of pitcher, first base and outfield. The photos of her hands were taken shortly before her death in 2010. pic.twitter.com/ewF1oCgEtC— AAGPBL Official (@AAGPBL) February 4, 2020
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