1958 - The Phillies, who had made plans to broadcast into New York because of the sudden absence of NL teams in that city, drop any plans for 1959 broadcasts to New York City after the Yankees threaten to broadcast into Philadelphia.
1973 - The Dodgers trade outfielder Willie Davis to the Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall. Marshall will win the Cy Young Award for the Dodgers in 1974.
1978 - After 18 years with Cincinnati, free agent Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the Phillies to temporarily become the highest-paid athlete in team sports.
1984 - The A's send base-stealing outfielder Rickey Henderson and pitcher Bert Bradley to the Yankees in exchange for pitchers Jay Howell and Jose Rijo, outfielder Stan Javier, and minor leaguers Tim Birtsas and Eric Plunk. On the same day, the Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to the Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher.
1990 - In a major trade, the Blue Jays send first baseman Fred McGriff and veteran shortstop Tony Fernandez to San Diego for second baseman Roberto Alomar and slugging outfielder Joe Carter.
1996 - The players executive board unanimously approves the new collective bargaining agreement. This is the final obstacle in bringing interleague play and a guarantee of no work stoppages until 2001 to major league baseball.