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On March 11 in Baseball History…

1953 – Lou Perini, the owner of the Braves, proposes a ban on the move of any major-league franchise to that of a minor-league city until October 1. Soon after, he will violate his own rule and announce the Braves move to Milwaukee.

1958 – It is announced that all American League batters will now be required to wear batting helmets.

1974 – As Hank Aaron stands on the brink of matching Babe Ruth’s career home run record, the anticipation in Atlanta is palpable. However, plans to reserve this historic moment for a home game are thwarted by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who insists on Aaron’s participation in at least two of the Braves’ season-opening matches in Cincinnati.

1981 – Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.

1988 – Angels manager Gene Mauch, 62, takes a leave of absence for health reasons and is replaced by Cookie Rojas. Mauch will announce his retirement on March 27.

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