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1971 In a winter meeting trade now considered one of the worst in baseball history, the Astros deal nine-year veteran second baseman Joe Morgan, along with Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, and Denis Menke to the Reds for Tommy Helms, Lee May, and Jimmy Stewart. Cincinnati gains a regular center fielder and a top-of a rotation starter because Houston skipper Harry Walker, not known for his tolerance, labeled the 29 year-old future Hall of Famer middle infielder a troublemaker.
1992 Marge Schott, in a New York Times article, tries to explain her recent insensitive remarks by stating her reference that Adolph Hitler was initially good for Germany was in jest and that she didn't understand why the word "Jap" was offensive. MLB will appoint a four-person panel to investigate the Reds owner's comments and eventually suspend her inappropriate remarks.

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