Ahhh....you can almost smell the turkey and dressing.
This day in baseball history....
||The Yankees purchase Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.
Mets' outfielder Tommy Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league.
||Carlton Fisk (.293, 22, 61) becomes the first unanimous choice for the American League's Rookie of the Year award.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.