Sports Quiz / On This Date in MLB History - December 22nd

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Can you name the events that occurred on December 22nd in MLB history?

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On this date...December 22ndYear
This former American League single season home run leader, prior to Babe Ruth, died in a car crash1921
Jack Dunn III officially turns over this team's name to the major league franchise1953
St. Louis Cardinals release this 3x All-Star and 3x Gold Glove winning outfielder, depite his 326 home runs and 456 stolen bases in 13 seasons1980
This 5x All-Star and 4x World Series Champion pitcher signs a one-year deal worth $600,000 with the Cincinnati Reds1994
This company agreed to sell the St. Louis Cardinals for $150 million to an investment group that agrees to keep the team in St. Louis1995
This Atlanta Braves pitcher offends virtually every race and ethnic group in a hateful outburst in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine1999
On this date...December 22ndYear
This All-Star pitcher signed a five-year deal worth $65 million with the Texas Rangers after leading the Los Angeles Dodgers in wins, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts2001
This 5x All-Star, 4x World Champion, and 4x Gold Glove winning outfielder signed a one-year deal worth $1.5 million2005
The driver responsible for the death of this Los Angeles Angels pitcher is sentenced to 51 years in jail2010
This 5x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove winner, 2x Silver Slugger, and former Rookie of the Year outfielder signs a two-year deal worth $26 million with the St. Louis Cardinals2011
The Oakland Athletics traded this All-Star pitcher to the Washington Nationals for Brad Peacock, Tom Milone, A.J. Cole, and Derek Norris2011
This 3x All-Star first baseman signed a three-year deal worth $60 million with the Cleveland Indians2016

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