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March 20, 1958
The Phillies purchase Joe Collins from the Yankees, but he decides to retire rather than report to Philadelphia. The 34-year-old first baseman, who spent his entire 10-year career with New York and appeared in seven World Series with the team, finishes with a lifetime .256 batting average.
March 19, 1957
In what is believed to be the largest offer for a player to date, the Indians reject Boston’s offer of $1 million for Herb Score. Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg says that the team is interested in building for the future, not in selling its best ballplayers. Six weeks later Score is struck in the eye by a Gil McDougald line drive.
March 28, 1985
Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, who had been banned from association with organized baseball by Bowie Kuhn due to their employment by Atlantic City casinos.
March 17, 1946
In Daytona Beach, the Dodgers take the field against their minor-league farm team, the Montreal Royals. With Jackie Robinson in the lineup for Montreal, the game marks the first appearance of an integrated team in organized baseball in this century. More than 40 years later, the field will be renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark.