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Today in Baseball History
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2005 Five-time American League batting champion (1983, 1985-1988) Wade Boggs and nine-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base (1983-1991) Ryne Sandberg are elected to the Hall of Fame.
1977 The Chicago White Sox hire the first woman TV play-by-play announcer, Mary Shane. She was pulled from broadcasts before the completion of the season and her contract was not renewed.
1971 The Philadelphia Phillies dedicate their new ballpark, Veterans Stadium. It will serve as the home of the Phillis until 2004 when Citizens Bank Park opens.
1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers become the first Major League team to own their own plane when they purchase a 44-passenager twin-engine plane for $775,000.
1942 Rogers Hornsby is elected to the Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote, becoming the 14th player to enter Cooperstown.



1931 – Roger Connor