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1943 The Dodgers trade first baseman Babe Dahlgren to the Phillies for outfielder Lloyd Waner and infielder Al Glossop. Philadelphia's new 31 year-old infielder will enjoy an all-star season during his only year in the City of Brotherly Love, hitting a solid .287 for the seventh-place team.
1960 Returning to his Palm Beach home after watching his A's play a spring training intra-squad game, Arnold Johnson is found by police semi-conscious and slumped behind the wheel of his car. The 53 year-old club owner will die early tomorrow morning as the result of suffering cerebral hemorrhage.
2006 At Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan a "Down with Fidel" sign, seen by millions of television viewers, including those watching the WBC contest in Cuba, creates an international incident. A Cuban official attending the game confronts the male sign-holder, but Puerto Rican police quickly intercede, taking Angel Iglesias to a nearby police station, where the vice president of Cuba's National Institute of Sports is reminded that Puerto Ricans enjoy the right to freedom of speech.

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