On this day in 1921, baseball hires its first commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Landis, who was a supreme court judge at the time of his hire, will remain one Fri 13 months after which he will take over full time.
In 1941, the Indians sign HOFer Bob Feller.
In 2005, Roger 'The Rocket' Clemens signs a record 18 million dollar deal with the Astros, making him the highest paid pitcher in baseball.
In 2008, the Cardinals agree to a 15.5 million dollar deal over 4 years with All-star catcher Yadier Molina.
In 2009, the Orioles and defensive stalwart Nick Markakis agree on a 6 year 66 million dollar deal.
In 2015, the Nationals introduce ace Max Scherzer, who signed a 7 year, 210 million dollar deal to leave the tigers.
Also on this day, 7 hall of famers are announced.
1947: southpaws Lefty Grove and Carl Hubbell, along with catcher Mickey Cochrane and infielder Frankie Frisch.
1953: Cardinals great Dizzy Dean and outfielder Al Simmons.
1969: Ballot first timer Stan the Man Musial, along with catcher Roy Campanella.
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