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Elephant Rumblings: UPDATE: All MLB baseball cancelled or postponed until mid-April

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Cleveland Indians v Oakland Athletics
Sports world turned on its side as U.S. enacts social distancing policies
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UPDATE - MLB Schedule Suspension: Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1921 - Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends eight members of the Chicago White Sox for their alleged involvement in the fixing of the 1919 World Series. The group includes outfielder Joe Jackson, who batted .375 in the Series. Others banned are Eddie Cicotte, Happy Felsch, Chick Gandil, Fred McMullin, Swede Risberg, Buck Weaver and Lefty Williams. None of them will ever play in organized baseball again.
  • 2012 - New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is already in mid-season form. He gets ejected in the 6th inning of an otherwise placid Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox for arguing a foul ball call with umpire Tim Timmons.

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