Today in Baseball History – March 4

Today in Baseball History – March 4

March 4, 1907

A judgement is handed down where Brooklyn would have to pay the Baltimore franchise $52,000. When Baltimore left the N.L. in 1903, Brooklyn agreed to pay $40,000 to Baltimore but never did. The new figure included interest.

March 4, 1976

Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth purchase the San Francisco Giants for $8 million. The deal would keep the team from being sold to a Canadian brewery and moved to Toronto.

Lurie would be own the team until January 1993.

Born on this day:

1891 Dazzy Vance

1948 Tom Grieve

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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