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2016 Jenry Mejia becomes the first player permanently banned from baseball for a third failed drug test. He tested positive while serving a 162-game suspension for a second failed drug test. Mejia will be eligible for reinstatement after two year.
1988 The San Diego Padres trade future Hall of Famer Rich Gossage to the Chicago Cubs for Keith Moreland and a pair of minor leaguers.
1878 Fredrick W. Thayer, the captain of Harvard University Baseball Club, patents the catcher’s mask.


1903 – Chick Hafey