January 2, 1977
Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner was suspended by commissioner Bowie Kuhn for for one year for tampering in the Gary Mathews free-agency signing. The Braves are allowed to keep the outfielder. He would go on to have four productive years for the Braves before being traded to the Phillies in 1981 for Bob Walk.
Born on this day:
1951 Bill Madlock
1963 Edgar Martinez
1963 David Cone
Eric Bynum – has written 1982 posts on this site.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.