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January 11th

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1968 Ewing Kauffman becomes the owner of the new American League franchise in Kansas City to be eventually known as the Royals. The pharmaceutical magnate, encouraged by his wife Muriel, becomes an instrumental force in bringing a quality major league baseball experience to the Heart of America, after Charlie Finley's stormy departure to Oakland with the unpopular A's team.
1973 After the American League approves the new rule with a vote of 8-4, and the National League vetoes the idea, all 24 owners approve the Junior Circuit's three-year experiment to use a designated hitter. Although the DH was his idea, A's owner Charlie Finley votes against the concept because his brainchild of implementing a designated runner is nixed.

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