This Date in Baseball

Oct. 30 1945 — Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson to a minor-league contract for the 1946 season with Montreal of the International League…

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All Times Eastern Saturday, Oct. 29 AUTO RACING 9 a.m. CNBC — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Goody’s Fast Relief 500, practice, at Ridgeway, Va.…

This Date in Baseball

Oct. 29 1931 — Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for the Philadelphia A’s, was named the American League MVP. 1942 — Branch Rickey, the archit…

This Date in Baseball

Oct. 28 1958 — Construction began on the new ballpark for the Giants in San Francisco. The rocks in the area resembled candlesticks. 1981 — …