Today in Baseball History – January 9th

Today in Baseball History – January 9th

January 9, 1903

The AL’s Baltimore franchise is purchased by Frank Ferrell and William Devery. They will move the franchise to New York and become the highlanders and later the Yankees.

January 9, 1989

Johnny Bench and Carl Yaztrzemski are elected to the Hall of Fame on their first year of eligibility.

Johnny Bench was a 14 time All-Star, won back-to-back World Series in 1975-1976, was the 1968 NL ROY, and was a two time NL MVP in 1970 and 1972. He set the standard for catchers going forward winning 10 Gold Gloves and hitting 348 home runs.

Carl Yastrzemski played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox. He was an 18-time All-Star, won 7 Gold Gloves, and winning the 1967 AL MVP after winning the triple crown.

Born on this day:

1959 Otis Nixon

About Eric Bynum
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.

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