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1959 Infielder Bill White, along with third baseman Ray Jablonski, is traded to the Cardinals by the Giants in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Don Choate and left-hander Sam Jones. Although southpaw 'Toothpick Sam' will have three solid seasons in San Francisco, including a 20-win season, the Redbirds' new first baseman will become a perennial All-Star and Gold Glover during his eight-year tenure in St. Louis.
2008 At the Tokyo Dome in Japan, the Red Sox beat the A's, 6-5, in the earliest major league opener ever played. Manny Ramirez's tenth inning double gives the victory to Hideki Okajima, who used to pitch in this stadium for the hometown Yomiuri Giants.

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