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History Highlights for December 31

It was largely through the efforts of AL founder Ban Johnson that ownership of the Yankee franchise changed hands on December 31, 1914. Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston paid Bill Devery and Frank Farrell $460,000 for it, and then built a winner. After the misstep of hiring Bill Donovan to manage the club (fifth-, fourth-, and sixth-place finishes in 1915-1917), Miller Huggins arrived behind the bench in 1918 and Babe Ruth on the bench two seasons later. The Yankees became the winning organization that inspires such deep feeling in fans of all stripes to this day. Continue reading

Betfred to change welcome offer - Claim using new promo code

Betfred have recently changed up their welcome offer for new customers, previously you were able to claim a £30 free bet which is usable on their sports product.

The free spins for this offer are only offered on a select few games so make sure you read the terms and conditions properly before trying to use them.

History Highlights for December 11

“We play today; we win today.” The Yanks signed free agent infielder Mariano Duncan on December 11, 1995. That’s not the day’s biggest news, but he was a key contributor in the glorious 1996 season.

Joe DiMaggio officially retired on this day in 1951. The streak in 1941, the great center field defense, the .325 career batting average. And as a righty batter, he hit 361 home runs playing half his games in a ballpark where the fences in left center were virtually unreachable. Continue reading

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