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What was an important baseball event


What was an important baseball event

From the year you were born

One for me was the Red Sox coming back from down 3-0 against the Yankees in the ALCS then winning the World Series

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The biggest event in MLB the year I was born was Roger Maris hitting 61 HR's to beat Babe Ruth's single season record.

Harmon Killebrew also hit an Inside the Park Home Run on the 4th of July in the second game of a double header - the ONLY Inside the Park Home run of his career and he hit 573 total

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I was December of 1971, if we go by 1971... Satchel Paige was elected to the HoF and the majority of the teams stopped wearing flannel uniforms and the Washington Senators played their last game in DC..
In 1972, the first games due to a player strike were cancelled and Sandy Koufax was elected top the HoF.

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Flood v. Kuhn Supreme Court case in 1972 - it changed baseball forever, for better or worse.

- The Sheik

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The Providence Grays beat the New York Metropolitans in the World Series that year.

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The good ol year of 1970, I think these were some that stood out
January 16 – Curt Flood, of the St. Louis Cardinals, files a civil lawsuit challenging MLB reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. Flood refused to report to the Philadelphia Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals three months ago, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws.

February 1 – The Hall of Fame Special Committee on Veterans selects former commissioner Ford Frick and former players Earle Combs and Jesse Haines for enshrinement

February 19 – Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces the suspension of Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain, effective April 1, for McLain's alleged involvement in a bookmaking operation. The suspension is indefinite, but will later be set at three month.

April 22 – The New York Mets' Tom Seaver strikes out 19 San Diego Padres, including the last 10 in succession, in winning 2-1 for the Mets. Mike Corkins takes the loss. In this century, no one had ever struck out 10 in a row, a major league record. Counting the 10 whiffs, the Pads have struck out 29 times in two games,

May 10 – Hoyt Wilhelm makes his 1,000th pitching appearance; the first pitcher in history to do so.

June 8 – Both Major League Baseball players and management agreed to end their labor dispute by settling on a new standard contract. Among the compromises that benefited the players was a raise in the minimum league salary from $10,000 to $12,000 per season.

June 30 – Riverfront Stadium opens with the Cincinnati Reds losing to the Atlanta Braves, 8-2.
July 16 – Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium was opened to the public, but the Cincinnati Reds spoiled the party as they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4–3, before a crowd of 48,846. The first hit at Three Rivers Stadium was a single by Pittsburgh's Richie Hebner. The first home run at the new ballpark was hit by Cincinnati's Tony Pérez
November 21 - New York Mets outfielder Tommie Agee became the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in both leagues. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the Chicago White Sox during his 1966 rookie of the year season.
December 1 – The Boston Red Sox trade second baseman Mike Andrews and shortstop Luis Alvarado to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for future Hall of Fame shortstop Luis Aparicio.

There were many milestone 3000 hits, 500 hr

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Am I the only one born in the 2000’s?


Damn y’all are old

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I have Jackets older than you....

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9/11 is older than me by almost three years......

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Fehr-well mlb. https://bit.ly/2cafH6V

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@Avila12Cub That yr that was such a stain on base, the Expos were running over everyone. Gwynn had the real chance at .400. I wonder If the strike didn't happen and expos won it, if that would have save base in Montreal