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This Day in Baseball History
December 30th

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1925 The Giants trade two pitchers, southpaw Jack Bentley and right-hander Wayland Dean, to the Phillies for righty hurler Jimmy Ring. Philadelphia's new pitchers will combine to post an 0-3 record for their new team, while Ring compiles a mediocre 11-10 mark for New York, before being included in an off-season blockbuster trade along with Frankie Frisch that brings Rogers Hornsby from St. Louis to the Big Apple for one season.
1926 The Chicago Tribune reports the 1917 Tigers had thrown a four-game series to the White Sox to help Chicago win the pennant. Within the week, Commissioner Judge Landis will begin a hearing to investigate the charges.
1935 Dodger left-hander Sanford Braun is born in Brooklyn. In his 12-year career, the southpaw will compile a winning percentage of .655 (165-87), whiff 300 batters or more in three seasons, and fan 18 to set a major league mark for Ks in a single game, and will become better known as Sandy Koufax.
1943 In a trade of the Babes in Pennsylvania, the Phillies send first baseman Babe Dahlgren to the Pirates for catcher Babe Phelps and cash. Dahlgren will be best remembered for being the player who replaced Lou Gehrig after the 'Iron Horse' had played in a major-league record 2,130 consecutive games.
2002 Citing this season will probably be his last, 40 year-old Roger Clemens (13-6, 4.35) agrees to a $10.1 million, one-year deal with the Yankees. The 19-year veteran, who has won the Cy Young Award six times, is seven victories shy of 300.
2004 Aid originally destined for Nicaragua in memory of the anniversary of Roberto Clemente's tragic flight 32 years ago will be sent instead to the earthquake and tsunami victims of Southern Asia. Roberto Clemente, Jr., who with the help of the Project Club Clemente, collected two tons of supplies and raised nearly $20,000 in an effort to reenact his father's unfinished mission, decides to postpone the ceremonial flight and divert the relief to help those in desperate need right now.
2008 Chris Snyder remains a Diamondback after agreeing to a reported three-year deal worth $14.5 million. The 27 year-old catcher becomes the latest individual to sign a multiyear contract with Arizona as the team attempts to develop a group of core players who will stay and play together for the long term.

7 Fact(s) Found