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OT Thread - 11/21/11

Ahhh....you can almost smell the turkey and dressing.  

This day in baseball history....

1934 The Yankees purchase Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. 
1970 Mets' outfielder Tommy Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. 
972 Carlton Fisk (.293, 22, 61) becomes the first unanimous choice for the American League's Rookie of the Year award.
2000 Citing statistics to a U.S. Senate panel, commissioner Bud Selig states it is time for 'sweeping changes' in the game's economic make-up raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the current contract expires October 31, 2001.
2002 In the earliest scheduled season opener in major league history, the A's and Mariners will start the season in Tokyo, Japan on March 25.
2002 The Expos may play approximately twenty-five percent of their home games in (22 of 81) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Away 'home games' are not unprecedented as the Dodgers played seven games in Newark, N.J. in 1956 and 1957, and the White Sox, filling a void when the Braves left, played nine games in Milwaukee in 1968 and another 11 the following season.
2008 Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune report a tentative agreement between the White Sox and 19-year old phenom Dayan Viciedo has been reached pending the outcome of a physical. The Cuban infielder/outfielder hopes to get an opportunity to play third base with the Pale Hose, his preferred position.
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