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1976 Right-handers Robin Roberts (86.9%), best known for his work with the Phillies, and Bob Lemon (78.6%), who spent his entire career in an Indians uniform, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Roberts enjoyed six consecutive seasons with 20+ wins with Philadelphia, and Lemon compiled a 207-128 (.618) record along with an ERA of 3.23 during his 15 years with the Tribe.

Amazon 1956 Topps Bob Lemon #255

2017 Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and 33 year-old former third baseman Andy Marte, who played for the Braves, Indians, and Diamondbacks, are killed in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic. Kansas City will honor their 25 year-old right-hander, a Águilas Cabañas teammate of Marte, by wearing patches that read "ACE 30" on their uniforms during the upcoming the season.



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