"Fans don't boo nobodies." -REGGIE JACKSON, Hall of Fame outfielder and DH (1967-87)


1953 Immigration Commissioner Mackey warns alien players they will face deportation if found jumping U.S. pro contracts.

1969 The Expos trade first baseman Donn Clendenon and outfielder Jesus Alou to the Astros for first baseman/outfielder Rusty Staub.

1976 Pitchers Robin Roberts and Bob Lemon are elected to the Hall of Fame.

1982 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs a four-year, nearly four-million dollar contract with the Angels ending his five-year roller coaster ride with the Yankees

1988 Arbitrator T. Roberts declares seven presently contracted players no-risk free agents as a result of the collusion suit against Major League baseball. The players, who include Kirk Gibson, Carlton Fisk and Joe Niekro, have until March 1 to make deals with other clubs.

2001 At the age of 58, World Series standout Tommie Agee dies of cardiac arrest in Manhattan. As the Mets centerfielder, the 1966 AL Rookie of the Year made two memorable catches (saving possibly five runs) and homered in a 5-0 Game 3 victory over the Orioles in the 1969 Fall Classic.

2001 Pirate infielder Brian Giles repeats as the Roberto Clemente Award winner. Presented by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA, the award is given to the Buc player who demonstrates an high level of performance on the field as exemplified by the late Pittsburgh outfielder.