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Today in Baseball History
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1992 Starter Tom Seaver and reliever Rollie Fingers are elected to the Hall of Fame. Seaver receives, at the time, the highest percentage of votes in history, 98.8%. Fingers was the first player in history to collect 300 career saves.
1985 St. Louis Cardinals great Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm, who played for 8 teams, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Brock, at the time, was the leader in career steals with 938. Wilhelm also held an all-time record at the time of his enshrinement, most games pitched, 1,070.
1924 The New York Yankees purchase the contract of Earle Combs from Louisville Colonels. Combs would go on to have a Hall of Fame career batting leadoff for the Yankees between 1924 – 1935.

Births

1913 – Johnny Mize

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