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On March 19 in Baseball History…

1957 – In what is believed to be the largest offer for a player to date, the Indians reject Boston’s bid of $1 million for Herb Score. Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg says that the team is interested in building for the future, not in selling its best ballplayers. Six weeks later Score is struck in the eye by Gil McDougald’s liner.

1961 – The Boston Red Sox reveal that rookie Carl Yastrzemski will be the left fielder at the start of the season, following in the footsteps of future Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams.

1984 – Denny McLain, the last major league pitcher to achieve a 30-win season, is indicted on various charges of racketeering, loan-sharking, extortion, and cocaine possession.

1989 – With Dave Winfield sidelined, the Yankees trade catcher Joel Skinner and a minor leaguer to the Indians for outfielder Mel Hall. Winfield will miss all of the 1989 season after undergoing back surgery.

1998 – Rupert Murdoch purchases the Los Angeles Dodgers from Peter O’Malley for a reported $311 million

2012 – In response to a $300 million lawsuit, New York Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz decide to contribute $162 million to a trust fund for victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraudulent scheme. This move avoids a trial, as the Mets profited from Madoff’s fund while many others suffered losses. Wilpon and Katz will personally contribute $29 million to the settlement.

2019 – The Angels sign OF Mike Trout to a ten-year extension that will pay him $426.5 million through 2030. 

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