Today in Baseball History – March 3

Today in Baseball History – March 3

March 3, 1984

Peter Ueberroth is elected to a five-year term as commissioner. He will take office October 1 and replace the outgoing Bowie Kuhn. Ueberroth was the chairman of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the Summer Games in 1984.

March 3, 1987

Ray Dandridge is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Dandridge was a third baseman in the Negro Leagues. He’s considered one of the greatest fielders in the history of the game and was a very good hitter as well.

He was the 1949 American Association Rookie of the Year and won the 1950 MVP Award. A three-time All-Star, his lifetime batting average in the Negro Leagues was .355.

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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