On This Date in MLB History - December 29th

Can you name the events that occurred on December 29th in MLB history?

On this date...December 29thYear
Jacob Ruppert, owner of the New York Yankees, refused to release Babe Ruth from his contract, preventing him from becoming the manager of this manager of this major league club1933
The Boston Bees purchased this 3x All-Star and 2x World Series champion outfielder for $3,000 from the Washington Senators1938
The New York Times reported that this former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder will sue Major League Baseball over the reserve clause after being traded without his consent1969
Melissa Ludtke, a writer for this magazine, filed a suit against the MLB, the New York Yankees and New York City officials for denying her access to the locker room for interviews1977
1,275 pounds of explosives imploded this stadium, which was opened in 1970 and was the site of Hank Aaron's record tying home run and Pete Rose's record setting hit2002
On this date...December 29thYear
The Anaheim Angels announce that their ball park will be called Angel Stadium of Anaheim, replacing this name that it had held since 19972003
This former Rookie of the Year and 3x All-Star outfielder signed a four-year deal worth $66 million with the New York Mets2009
Ruth Ann Steinhagen, whose near fatal 1949 shooting of Eddie Waitkus inspired this book and movie, died in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 832012
This pitcher agreed to the biggest deal ever offered to a relief pitcher when he signed a three-year deal worth $52 million with the Colorado Rockies2017

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