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1970 The Yankees draft Fred Lynn in the third round of the January phase of the free-agent draft, but the El Monte High School senior chooses to attend USC on a scholarship to play football. The 17 year-old Californian, who will join the Trojan's baseball squad in his freshman year, becomes the first player in MLB history to win the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season while playing for the 1975 Red Sox.

2005 With the Astros offering $13.5 million, Roger Clemens asks for $22 million in salary arbitration. The amount, which would make the 'Rocket' the richest paid hurler in big league history, surpasses the previous record amount submitted for arbitration of $18.5 million by Yankee Derek Jeter in 2001.
2006 After delaying his decision about playing in the World Baseball Classic, Alex Rodriguez announces he will be a member of the United States team. The Yankee All-Star third baseman had considered playing for the Dominican Republic, the homeland of his parents.

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