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- Hill: Oakland Athletics can pay tribute to second dynasty on Philadelphia trip
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- Byrne: Yasiel Puig Rumors: Marlins, Giants
- Feinsand: Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled
- Castrovince: FAQ: What to know about delayed Opening Day
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- 1943 - The major leagues approve a new official ball manufactured by the Spalding Company for the upcoming season. Instead of the usual combination of cork and rubber, the inside of the ball is made up of recycled cork and balata, materials not needed in the war effort. Officials insist the ball will have the resiliency of the 1939 ball, but the players will express dismay that they cannot drive the new ball and point out the dearth of runs and homers in 1942 even with the old ball.
- 1953 - Braves owner Lou Perini announces he will seek permission from the National League to move his franchise from Boston to Milwaukee.
- 2020 - MLB makes the tough, but correct choice to delay the start of baseball season as part of a nationwide effort to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus)
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