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2014 The Atlanta Braves and Freddie Freeman agree on the largest contract in franchise history, 8 years and $135 million.
1935 The New York Yankees release 39-year old legend Babe Ruth. Ruth will play 28 games with the Boston Braves during the 1935 season before hanging up his cleats for good.
1921 The New York Yankees buy 10 acres of land in the Bronx that they will use for the new site of their new park, Yankee Stadium.


1968 – Roberto Alomar
1934 – Hank Aaron


1897 – Old Hoss Radbourn