Truly a manager for the ages, the legendary @reds and @tigers skipper Sparky Anderson was born #otd in 1934. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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The first shortstop to post a season with at least a .340 batting average, 28 home runs and 100 RBI, and the face of the @tigers for two decades was born #otd in 1958. Happy birthday, Alan Trammell! (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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The Hall of Fame remembers trailblazing @dodgers legend Don Newcombe, who won the Rookie of the Year Award, NL MVP Award and Cy Young Award during his career. He passed away on Tuesday.
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Today must be a good day for contracts... #otd in 1935 Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig became the highest-paid player in baseball, signing a $30,000 contract with the @yankees (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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He was the first AL second baseman to hit 20 home runs in a season, regularly led the AL in assists and double plays and served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Hall of Famer Joe Gordon was born #otd in 1915. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Baseball and presidents go way back, and our archives are full of presidents throwing out first pitches, on the diamond or, yes, even visiting Cooperstown. Happy #presidentsday
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Boston’s own through and through, Carl Yastrzemski signed a three-year, $500,000 deal with the @redsox #otd in 1971. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Honus Wagner was one of the first players to ever be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, and #otd in 1952 the then-77-year-old @pittsburghpirates great retired after 40 years in the majors as both a player and coach.
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There must be something about the name Billy Hamilton that adds some extra speed to your step. #hofer Hamilton stole an astounding 937 bases during his career, and was born #otd in 1866. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Roses are red, violets are blue, we don’t have any candy, so these World Championship rings will have to do #happyvalentinesday
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“If Cool Papa had known about colleges or if colleges had known about Cool Papa, (Olympian) Jesse Owens would have looked like he was walking.” Satchel Paige on James “Cool Papa” Bell, who was elected to the Hall of Fame #otd in 1974.
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One of just two players in the Hall of Fame who is depicted wearing glasses on his plaque, Chick Hafey was born #otd in 1903. Hafey also made history in 1933 when he recorded the first hit at the inaugural All-Star game.