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December 5th

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1978 After sixteen years with the Reds, 37-year-old Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million deal with the Phillies, becoming the game's highest-paid player. The Mets, Braves, Pirates, and Royals also pursued Charlie Hustle, who makes a major contribution to Philadelphia's three postseason appearances, including the 1980 World Championship, during his five-year tenure with the team.

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1984 The Yankees obtain Rickey Henderson and pitcher Bert Bradley from the A's for pitchers Jay Howell and Jose Rijo, outfielder Stan Javier, and two minor leaguers. The Bronx Bombers also trade catcher Rick Cerone to the Braves for right-hander Brian Fisher.
1996 The player association executive committee unanimously approves the new collective bargaining agreement. The CBA's affirmative vote clears the path for interleague play and guarantees there will be no work stoppages for at least five years.
2009 After trying seven shortstops since Nomar Garciaparra's 2004 trade to the Cubs, the Red Sox give Marco Scutaro an opportunity to play the position, inking the 34-year-old infielder to a two-year deal with a club option for 2012. The free agent, who hit a career-best .282 along with 12 homers and 60 RBIs for Toronto last season, will replace Alex Gonzalez, who left the Red Sox after Boston declined his $6 million option and recently signed with the Blue Jays.
2010 On the eve of the winter meetings, free-agent Jayson Werth (.296, 27, 85) and the Nationals come to terms on a $126 million, seven-year contract. The signing of the 31-year-old right-fielder, who has been a cog in Philadelphia's recent success, will help fill the void created by the departure of Adam Dunn, the team's former clean-up hitter, to the south side of Chicago.
2021 Golden Days Era Committee (considers candidates from 1950-69) select Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Mi├▒oso, and Tony Oliva, with Bud Fowler and Buck O'Neil chosen by the Early Baseball Era Committee (considers candidates before 1950) to be honored, along with David Ortiz, at the 2022 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown (NY). Dick Allen, who finished one vote short of being Hall Famer the last time the GDE committee met in 2014, misses again by the same margin on this year's ballot.

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