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This Day in Giants History
March 7th

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1903 The Tigers trade second baseman Kid Gleason to the Giants for Heinie Smith, the team's part-time manager. New York immediately sends their newest infielder to the Phillies.
1979 The Special Veterans Committee selects former center fielder Hack Wilson, who compiled a .307 batting average playing mostly for the Giants and the Cubs during his 12-year major league career, for the Hall of Fame. The committee also chooses former National League president Warren Giles, who spent 18 years in the post, for induction in Cooperstown this summer.
1995 The Veterans Committee selects former players Richie Ashburn, Vic Willis, and Leon Day, and past president of the National League, William Hulbert, for induction into the Hall of Fame. Day, a Negro League right-hander, who played in Baltimore with the Black Sox and the Elite Giants and with the Brooklyn and Newark Eagles, will be dead of a heart attack in less than a week after hearing the good news.

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