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Today in Baseball History:
- 1966 - Commissioner William Eckert voids the contract recently signed by collegiate star Tom Seaver. The Atlanta Braves had signed Seaver to a $50,000 bonus a week earlier, but Eckert cites a rule prohibiting teams from signing players while their college seasons are ongoing. A special draft will be held after the collegiate season to reassign Seaver’s rights.
- 1973 - Eddie Bane of Arizona State University pitches a 9 - 0 perfect game against Cal State Northridge. Bane will rack up a record of 41-4 in college. He will eventually reach the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins, but will win only seven games in three seasons.
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Get well soon Susan. And a warm welcome to Mr. Kawahara, who already has a couple articles posted in today’s Rumblings...
It’s @matthewkawahara for us! Also I’m going to be on the IL for awhile, Will. Broke my ankle playing hockey last night. No I’m not joking.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 1, 2020
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It’s like seeing a picture of my childhood home. I saw about 800 games there in the 7O’s alone. The people I met during that unique period in American history were colorful https://t.co/qsL5tz5NvM can’t make it up !!! I could get you in and out of that stadium 24 hours a day https://t.co/QJBaTSTvWy— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) March 1, 2020
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GIF: Ramón Laureano makes a sliding catch out in center field:#Athletics #Indians #CactusLeague #LasVegas pic.twitter.com/hCehNAJVf8— Gabe (@925mlbfan) March 1, 2020