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March 12th

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1903 The original American League team in Baltimore, which was purchased by Frank Farrell and Bill Devery after the club ceased operations in the Charm City, receives approval from 15 of 16 the major league owners to move the team to New York to play as the Highlanders. Giants owner John T. Brush cast the dissenting vote, believing the new club, who will become known as the Yankees in 1913, will compete for fans in the Big Apple.
2008 The benches clear in a rare spring training brawl when Shelley Duncan slides into second base, with his spikes aimed at Rays infielder Akinori Iwamura after being thrown out by a wide margin. The incident was precipitated by Tampa Bay's aggressive play four days ago which resulted in a home-plate collision which injured Yankee catcher Francisco Cervelli.

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