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December 18th

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1973 Despite an impending legal showdown with Charlie Finley, the Yankees announce the signing of manager Dick Williams. American League president Joe Cronin will void the deal two days later.
1993 Yankee farmhand Brien Taylor, the #1 overall selection in the MLB June Amateur Draft who sign a record $1.55 million contract with the team, severely tears the glenoid labrum his left shoulder after attempting to throw a punch that misses its mark. The Harlowe, North Carolina altercation will cause the 21 year-old prized prospect to miss all of next season, and will effectively end the southpaw's ability to pitch in the major leagues.
2001 Filling the void created by Mark McGwire's unexpected retirement, the Cardinals sign first baseman Tino Martinez to a $21 million, three-year contract. After he was replaced in the Yankees lineup by Jason Giambi, the former Bronx Bomber said the Cardinals were his first choice as a free agent.
2007 In a statement released by his attorney, Randy Hendricks, Roger Clemens vehemently denies the allegations put forth by the Mitchell Report concerning his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Brian McNamee, the former trainer of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner, states in the report he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times while Clemens was a member of the 1998 Blue Jays and the 2000-01 Yankees.

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