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January 17th

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1979 After resigning as the general manager of the Rangers nine days ago, Danny O'Brien Sr. signs a contract to become the Mariners' president and CEO, a position he will hold for five years. His son, Dan O'Brien Jr., will also become a major league general manager, replacing the Reds' Jim Bowden in 2003.
2002 Commissioner Bud Selig indicates the Washington, D.C. area is a 'prime candidate' to get a team if a franchise relocates in the near future. The nation's capital has lost two major league teams; the original franchise shifted to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961, and was replaced by the expansion Senators, who moved to Texas a decade later, becoming the Rangers.

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