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On March 7 in Baseball History…

1893 – In what could be deemed a pivotal moment in the annals of Major League Baseball, the National League makes a groundbreaking alteration to the game. They do away with the pitching box and introduce a pitcher’s rubber positioned five feet beyond the former back line of the box. This move effectively sets the stage for the contemporary pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches.

1903 – In the first trade under the American League /National League peace treaty, the Giants send their 1902 part-time manager Heinie Smith to Detroit for second baseman Kid Gleason, who is immediately moved to Philadelphia, where he will end a 20-year playing career.

1924 – Reds manager Pat Moran dies of Bright’s Disease and is replaced by coach Jack Hendricks.

1961 – The Houston Sports Association announces “Colt .45s” as the winner of the “Name That Team” contest.

1979 – The Special Veterans Committee selects former N.L. president Warren Giles and slugger Hack Wilson for the Hall of Fame.

1995 – The Special Veterans Committee elects former major leaguers Richie Ashburn and Vic Willis, former National League president William Hulbert, and former Negro League player Leon Day to the Hall of Fame.

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