On This Date in MLB History - January 5th

Can you name the events that occurred on January 5th in MLB history?

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After a U.S. District Court decision effectively banned him from playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, this 5x American League batting champion second baseman rejoined the team1915
The National League allowed this owner of a restaurant chain and president of the Federal League's Chicago Whales, to buy the Chicago Cubs for $500,0001916
The new centerfield bleachers being constructed at this stadium were destroyed by a fire1934
The New York Giants buy this 3x All-Star catcher from the St. Louis Cardinals for $175,000, the largest amount ever paid for a single player1946
This 6x All-Star and former MLB Rookie of the Year second baseman retired rather than going to play for the New York Giants, after he was traded to them last December1957
This proposed third major league received an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating1960
James M. Johnston and James H. Lemon purchased the remaining 40 percent of this teams stock to acquire complete control of the club1965
This 4x All-Star and 5x Gold Glove winning pitcher signed a two-year deal worth $1.4 million with the New York Yankees1984
Major League Baseball signed a $400 millon contract with this U.S.-based sports television channel, which will put 175 games per year on cable television beginning in 19901989
On this date...January 5thYear
This 14x All-Star and 5x World Series champion outfielder is the only player elected into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA this year with 93.6% of the vote1993
This 4x All-Star pitcher got elected into the Hall of Fame on his fifth try with 81.6% of the vote1998
In their first year of eligibility, 3 players were elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA this year (Name one)1999
This 7x Japanese All-Star and 7x Pacific League batting champion outfielder signed a three-year deal worth $14 million with the Seattle Mariners2001
This 10x All-Star and 5x Cy Young winning pitcher announced his retirement, ending a 22-year career2010
This 3x All-Star outfielder/first baseman signed the largest contract in franchise history when he signed a seven-yearl deal worth $120 million with the St. Louis Cardinals2010
This 12x All-Star, 4x Silver Slugger, and 10x Gold Glove winning second baseman as elected into the Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility, receiving 90.0% of the vote2011
This 2x All-Star, 2x World Series champion, and no-hitter pitcher was elected into the Hall of Fame in his fourteenth year of eligibility, receiving 79.7% of the vote2011
This All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x Gold Glove third baseman signed a six-year deal worth $96 million with the Texas Rangers2011

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