- 1945 - The New York Yankees are sold by the Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, and Del Webb for $2.8 million. For that price, the trio obtains 400 players (266 of them in military service), Yankee Stadium, parks in Newark and Kansas City, and leases on other minor-league stadia.
- 1974 - Ray Kroc, fast-food entrepreneur (McDonald's), buys the San Diego Padres for $12 million.
- 1978 - The San Diego Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin and an estimated $125,000 in cash to the Texas Rangers for aging pitcher Gaylord Perry. Perry will win the N.L. Cy Young Award with San Diego in 1978.
Dr. Lynn Miller
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Extra Innings Foundation