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Today in Baseball History
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2015 Nationals Park plays host to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Captials of the NHL. The Blackhawks win 3-2 in front of a crowd of 42,832
2010 Fenway Park hosts its first NHL game as the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime.
2009 Wrigley Field hosts the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings in front of 40,818 fans. The Red Wings prevail 6-4.
1974 Lee MacPhail becomes president of the American League succeeding the retiring Joe Cronin. MacPhail will hold this office until 1984.
1970 Chub Feeney takes over for Warren Giles as president of the National League. Feeney will reign over the National League for 16 years.
1961 The home of the Detroit Tigers is officially renamed Tiger Stadium replacing Briggs Stadium.
1941 Babe Ruth purchases the maximum amount of defense bonds allowed by for an individual, $50,000, in an effort to support U.S. mobilization efforts.

Births

1857 – Tim Keefe
1911 – Hank Greenberg

Deaths

1923 – Willie Keeler
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