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1936 At Havana's Tropical Park, the Cardinals, without the holdout Dean brothers, lose an exhibition game to Habana. Luis Tiant Sr., the dad of a future major league pitcher, is the starting pitcher for the Cuban winter league team.
1964 Atlanta's Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. claims to have a verbal agreement with a major league team which promises to move to the Peach State if a stadium is ready by next year. The next day the Board of Alderman approves a $15-million stadium.
2005 A new ownership group, headed by real estate tycoon Lewis N. Wolff and businessman John J. Fisher, takes control of the A's, after purchasing the franchise from Steve Schott and Ken Hoffman. Oakland's four-year playoff streak, fueled by Billy Beane's "Moneyball" approach, had come to an end in 2004, and the former owners were anxious to sell the club they bought from the estate of Walter A. Haas, Jr. in 1995.

3 Fact(s) Found