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Baseball Players - Notable Historical Events

Ty CobbJul 30, 1951

Roger ClemensDec 13, 2007

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Baseball Players - Historical Events
Date Event
1857-01-22

National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY

1871-05-04

1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double

1918-07-19

Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt

1920-01-12

Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to

1946-07-24

9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash

1951-07-30

Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

1954-07-12

Major League Baseball Players Association founded

1970-01-17

357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft

1972-04-01

Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike

1972-04-13

1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days

1980-04-01

Baseball Players' Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

1981-06-12

Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

1985-08-05

Baseball players go on strike for 2 days

1985-08-06

Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike

1985-08-07

Baseball players end a 2 day strike

1985-09-20

Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players

1986-02-28

Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs

1994-07-28

Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994

1994-08-12

Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike

1995-04-02

Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26

2007-12-13

The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

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Baseball Players - Birthdays
Date Event
1940-04-18

Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association)


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