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2006 Reliever Bruce Sutter is elected to the Hall of Fame by receiving 76.9% of votes. Sutter, who pitched for Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Atlanta Braves, is credited with perfecting the split-finger fastball, a pitch that is widely used by todays pitchers.
1991 One of the most lopsided trades in history is made as the Baltimore Orioles send pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch and outfielder Steve Finely to the Houston Astros in exchanged for Glenn Davis. Schilling would go on to become one of the best “big game” pitchers leading both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox to World Series titles. Harnish would win 95 games while posting a 3.78 ERA during the rest of his career while Finley would hit 299 homers with a .278 batting average following the trade. Davis, on the other hand, would only play three more years hitting 24 homers in 185 games while batting only .247.
1984 Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale, and Harmon Killebrew are all elected to the Hall of Fame. Killebrew hit 573 homers, Drysdale won 209 games and Aparicio was elected mostly on his defense (nine Gold Glove Awards) and speed (led AL in steals for nine straight seasons).
1928 New York Giants trade Hall of Famer to be Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for catcher Shanty Hogan and outfielder Jimmy Welsh. Hornsby will go on to lead the NL in batting by hitting .387.

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1938 – Willie McCovey
1835 – Harry Wright

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