Sports Quiz / On This Date in MLB History - December 16th

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On this date...December 16thYear
This player became the first player to win the Most Valuable Player Award in his first full year in the majors1954
Bill Veeck buys 80% of this team from John Allyn1975
The Cincinnati Reds traded this player along with Will McEnaney to the Montreal Expos for Woody Fryman and Dale Murray1976
The Cincinnati Reds traded this player back to the New York Mets for Charlie Puleo, Lloyd McClendon, and Jason Felice1982
This person was hired for the second time as manager of the New York Yankees, replacing Billy Martin1983
This player was the first player in Marlins history1991
This person was hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, replacing Roger Craig1992
This pitcher signed a four-year deal worth $23 million with the Texas Rangers after being named the World Series MVP1996
This outfielder became the San Francisco Giants' first Japanese player since 1964 when he was traded alongside Desi Relaford for Shawn Estes2001
This pitcher signed a three-year deal worth $9 million with the New York Mets after declining a two-year offer worth $4.6 million from the New York Yankees2002
On this date...December 16thYear
This shortstop signed the largest deal in Baltimore Orioles history when he agreed to a six-year deal worth $72 million2003
This former Seattle Mariners outfielder signed a three-year deal worth $31.5 million with the Philadelphia Phillies2008
This Gold Glove winner and former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop signed a two-year deal worth $6 million2008
This All-Star and former Los Angeles Angels pitcher signed a five-year deal worth $82.5 millon with the Boston Red Sox2009
These two players were the first two Cy Young winners traded on the same day in MLB history2009
This former New York Yankees player signed a one-year deal worth $6.5 million with the Los Angeles Angels after being named the World Series MVP2009
This 3x Gold Glove winner signed a two-year deal worth $15.5 million with the Boston Red Sox2009
This former San Francisco Giants outfielder is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, 2 years of probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $4,000 fine2011
This 9x Gold Glove winner and former Los Angeles Angels outfielder signed a two-year deal worth $26 million with the Detroit Tigers2013

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