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This Day in Dodgers History
March 22nd

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1939 Dodger prospect Pete Reiser, one of 74 minor leaguers who became free agents when Commissioner Landis ruled that the Cardinals had signed too many players who played illegally on multiple teams in the same leagues, homers in his first at-bat during the second game of spring training to begin a streak of ten consecutive hits. The 20 year-old 'Pistol Pete' will hit .301 in 38 games in an injury-plagued season with the Elmira Pioneers, the team's single-A affiliate in the Eastern League.
2002 After a miserable spring trying to make the Dodgers as a bench player, 38 year-old Dante Bichette (.299, 274, 1,141) announces his retirement. The four-time All-Star played with the Angels, Brewers, Rockies, Reds, and Red Sox during his 14-year major league career.

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