January 27, 1966
Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller ruled that the Milwaukee Braves must stay in town or promise the state a team for the 1967 season. The team had announced they were moving to Atlanta and were sued in state court arguing that the team violated state antitrust laws.
The ruling by Roller was overruled later that summer by the state Supreme Court and it wouldn’t be until 1970 when car salesman Bud Selig would bring a team back to Milwaukee.
January 27, 1982
The Philadelphia Phillies send Larry Bowa and a minor league infielder named Ryne Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.
DeJesus would play three seasons in Philly and Larry Bowa would play four seasons in Chicago, but the big deal was the future Hall of Famer Sandberg who would play 15 seasons for Chicago. He was a 10-time All-Star, 9-time Gold Glove winner, and was the 1984 NL MVP.
Born on this day:
1968 Eric Wedge
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.