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1923 Commissioner Landis allows pitcher Rube Benton, despite the left-hander admitting to having prior knowledge of the 1919 World Series fix, to return to the major leagues. The 32 year-old southpaw, who spent 6+ seasons with the Giants before sitting out the 1922 campaign, returns to the Reds for three years, compiling a 30-29 record during his second tour with the team.
1946 The first spring training game ever played in Arizona takes place at Tucson's Hi Corbett Field. The Indians, behind the pitching of Bob Lemon, beat the Giants, 3-1, in the inaugural Cactus League contest.

Amazon Cactus League: Spring Training
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