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Right-handers Robin Roberts and Bob Lemon, who spent his entire career in an Indians uniform, are elected to the Hall of Fame . . .
In their first year of eligibility, Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Hall of Fame . . .
27-year-old Tiger pitcher John Hiller drives himself to the hospital after suffering a heart attack . . .
The Indians formally announce the team has signed free-agent Nick Swisher to a $56 million four-year deal . . .
Ed Whitson signs a five-year $4.4 million contract with the Yankees . . .
Josh Hamilton is traded by the Reds to the Rangers . . .
Yankee farmhand Brien Taylor severely injures his shoulder after attempting to throw a punch that misses its mark . . .
Royals’ starter Gil Meche, who signed a controversial five-year, $55 million free-agent contract announces his retirement from baseball . . .
Cardinal right-hander Bob Gibson is the only player elected to the Hall of Fame this year . . .
Dodger second baseman Jackie Robinson is awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal . . .
The Red Sox sign free-agent pitcher Jamie Moyer . . .
National League umpire Hank O’Day suggests white rubber strips be used to mark out the batter’s box . . .
The Dodgers reach an agreement with 39-year-old veteran first baseman Fred McGriff . . .
World Series MVP John Wetteland signs a four-year free-agent deal worth $23 million to close games for Texas . . .
Willie Mays is named as the Player of the Decade for the sixties by the Sporting News . . .
Gold Glover Brooks Robinson becomes the 14th player to be elected to the Hall of Fame . . .
The Giants dish out the largest amount ever paid for a single player when they obtain Walker Cooper from the Cardinals for $175,000 . . .
The Reds deal fan-favorite Ted Kluszewski to the Pirates for Dee Fondy . . .
Yankees reacquire Javier Vazquez by trading outfielder Melky Cabrera to the Braves . . .
The Blue Jays sign free-agent veteran Dave Winfield to be their DH . . .
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