March 27

1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the “10 and 5 rule” when he OK’d his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash.

1986 — Major League Baseball’s Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series allowing a DH to be used in all games played in the American League home park. Since 1976 the DH had been used in all games in alternating years.

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