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January 13th

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2005 Hoping to sway the veterans' committee, North Dakota's House of Representatives approves a resolution proclaiming native son Roger Maris (Indians, A's, Yankees, Cardinals) should be elected to the Hall of Fame. The lawmakers' action, which was sponsored by Rep. Andy Maragos, orders the Secretary of State to send a copy of the resolution to the 85 members of the baseball veterans' committee, which includes the 60 living members enshrined in Cooperstown.

Text of North Dakota House Concurrent Resolution 3006

2006 The much-anticipated trial to determine if Angels owner Arte Moreno violated a ten year-old contract with Anaheim, in which the city claims to have lost $100 million in tourism and merchandising revenue, when the franchise's name was changed from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, begins in California's Orange County. Some of the people in the crowded courtroom wear Angel-colored red T-shirts imprinted with the words, "We Are Not L.A." to show their displeasure with the Halos' new identity.

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