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On March 5 in Baseball History…

1888 – The American Association meets in Brooklyn, New York, and votes to make use of turnstiles mandatory at all entrances to its parks.

1922 – The iconic Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees secures his place in history as the highest-paid player with a groundbreaking three-year contract exceeding $50,000 annually.

1964 – Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. shares that a major league baseball team has verbally committed to relocating to the city provided a stadium is completed by 1965. The city’s Board of Aldermen swiftly approves funding for the $15 million stadium the following day.

1966 – Player representatives elect Marvin Miller, assistant to the president of the United Steelworkers, as Executive Director of the Major League Players Association.

1973 – Yankees teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich arrive at spring training and announce they have swapped their wives and families. Even the family dogs were traded.

1996 – Orioles manager Earl Weaver, boasting a .583 winning percentage over his 17 seasons, joins Jim Bunning in the Hall of Fame, elected by the Veterans Committee. Additionally, the committee selects turn-of-the-century manager Ned Hanlon and Negro Leagues pitcher Bill Foster for induction.

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