The Braves trade Kent Mercker to the Orioles in exchange for 2 potential star

**Braves Franchise History:**

– The Braves trade Kent Mercker to the Orioles in exchange for Joe Borowski and Rachaad Stewart.
– Merker, having spent the first seven years of his career with the Braves, compiled a 31-25 record with a 3.49 ERA in 515 ⅔ innings.
– Mercker later appeared in 14 games for the Orioles in 1996 before being traded to Cleveland for future Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray.


Atlanta Braves no-hitters: 1994, Kent Mercker

– The Braves acquire starter Russ Ortiz from the Giants in exchange for Damian Moss and Manuel Mateo.
– The Braves also agree to a two-year contract with free agent Paul Byrd.

**MLB History:**

Chicago Cubs: It all came together for Joe Borowski in 2003


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– John Harris sells the Boston National League team to a syndicate headed by William Hepburn Russell for $100,000.

– Charles Comiskey appoints Clarence “Pants” Rowland, a scout and minor league executive with Peoria, as the new manager of the White Sox.

– The National and American Leagues vote to allow pitchers who used the spitball in 1920 to continue using it as long as they are in the league. Seventeen players are granted permission to throw the spitball going forward.

– The Yankees dismiss Mel Allen, their long-time TV and radio voice.

– Owners announce an increase in contributions to the players’ pension fund by $1 million to $5.1 million per year. However, the players overwhelmingly reject the proposal with a vote of 491-7.

– The Twins sign free agent outfielder Dave Winfield.

– The A’s sign Rickey Henderson to a two-year, $8.6 million deal.

– David Wells agrees to a three-year, $13.5 million deal with the Yankees.

– Plans for financing and construction of a new downtown stadium in Miami with a retractable roof are announced.

– Gary Sheffield agrees to a three-year, $39 million deal with the Yankees.

– The Phillies re-sign Jimmy Rollins to a three-year, $33 million deal.

Information sourced from Baseball Reference,, and Today in Baseball History.

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