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August 18th

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1959 Longtime baseball executive Branch Rickey is named president of the newly formed Continental League. The 77-year-old former Dodger general manager is currently serving as an advisor with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1975 Ralph Kiner, who hit 369 home runs in his brief ten-year career, is inducted into the Hall of Fame after being named on 75.4% of the ballots cast by BBWAA. The slugger, best known for his playing days with Pirates, is joined by the Veterans Committee's selection of Earl Averill, Bucky Harris, Billy Herman, and Negro League player 'Judy' Johnson.

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