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January 17th

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1916 The Giants buy Benny Kauff, the Federal League's best player, from the Brooklyn Tip-Tops for $35,000. The 26 year-old center fielder's first three seasons with New York are solid, but the trash-talking fly chaser will never live up to his reputation of being the 'Ty Cobb of the Feds.'

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1922 In appellate court denies Benny Kauff's appeal for reinstatement as a major league player. The former Giant outfielder believed his banishment from the game by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis is unjust, due to his acquittal of the auto theft charges brought against him.
1970 * 1970 Willie Mays is named as the Player of the Decade for the sixties by the Sporting News. During the ten years, the 'Say Hey Kid' averaged 100 RBIs and 35 home runs per season while batting .300 for Giants.

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