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This Day in A's History
November 16th

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1976 California signs free agent Don Baylor to a six-year, $1.6 million deal. The Austin, Texas native, who played with the A's last season after being dealt by the Orioles in the Reggie Jackson trade, will become the first Angel to win the MVP Award (1979) until Vladimir Guerrero cops the honor in 2004.
1977 Rod Carew is selected by the BBWAA as the recipient of the American League's Most Valuable Player Award, easily outpointing right-fielders Al Cowens (A's) and Ken Singleton (Orioles), the runner-ups for the honor. The Twins' first baseman led the league in hitting with a .338 batting average.

Amazon Carew by Rod Carew and Ira Berkow

1988 Jose Canseco, who led the circuit in homers, RBIs, and slugging percentage, is the unanimous choice of the BBWAA for the MVP of the American League. The A's right fielder is the first player to be selected unanimously since the writers chose Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson in 1973.
2009 Andrew Bailey is named the American League Rookie of the Year, the eighth A's player in franchise history to cop the honor. After struggling in Double-A as a minor league starter last season, the 25 year-old right-handed closer, compiled 26 saves with a 1.84 ERA for Oakland.
2010 The Marlins deal Dan Uggla to the Braves for infielder Omar Infante and left-hander Mike Dunn. Atlanta's acquisition of the two-time All-Star second baseman, who hit .287 with 33 homers and 105 RBIs last season, could be a signal the team is uncertain about Chipper Jones' status for next year after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.

5 Fact(s) Found