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On March 22 in Baseball History…

1962 – A former Giant, requesting anonymity, reveals that Bobby Thomson’s home run in the 1951 playoffs against the Dodgers was helped by a sign-stealing clubhouse spy. The spying is claimed to have gone on for the last three months of the season. Thomson and former manager Leo Durocher vehemently deny that any help was received, but a source close to the team confirms the spy operation.

1972 – The Cleveland Indians are sold to Nick Mileti, who also owned the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Crusaders, the Cleveland Arena, the Coliseum at Richfield 

1972 – The Yankees trade first baseman-outfielder Danny Cater to the Red Sox for relief pitcher Sparky Lyle. In seven years with the Yanks, Lyle will post a 57-40 record with 141 saves and a 2.41 ERA, win a Cy Young award, and help the team to three World Series appearances.

1990 – Major league umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games to protest not having been consulted in the revision of the regular season schedule after the lockout. They will return to work on April 1.

1993 – Cleveland pitcher Steve Olin is killed instantly and new teammate Tim Crews dies several hours later as a result of a boating accident at Little Lake Nellie in Clermont, Florida. Bob Ojeda is seriously injured as well, but he will survive and make a comeback in the major leagues. Olin and Crews are the first active major league players to die in an accident since Thurman Munson of the Yankees died in a plane crash in 1979.

2012 – Braves 3B Chippe Jones announces he will retire at the end of the season.

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