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Today in Baseball History
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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.
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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