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On March 13 in Baseball History…

1943 – The major leagues greenlight a new official ball, crafted from repurposed cork and balata to conserve wartime resources. Despite assurances, players lament its reduced performance.

1951 – Brooklyn secures a 21-year agreement with the City of Vero Beach, leasing an unused naval base for spring training. The site, named Dodgertown, hosts Grapefruit League games until 2008.

1954 – Newly acquired Bobby Thomson of the Braves breaks his ankle sliding into third base in an exhibition game with the Pirates, thus opening the way for Hank Aaron to start in the outfield. Thomson will be out of action until July 14.

1960 – The White Sox introduce fresh away jerseys featuring players’ names above their numbers on the back, showcasing another creative touch from Bill Veeck.

1986 – Father-and-son Hal and Brian McRae appears together for the first time in an exhibition game for the Kansas City Royals.

2008 – A 59-year-old Billy Crystal makes an appearance in a spring training game

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