Originally written on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 6/16/14

2007: The Mitchell Report, a document of 409 pages as well as a paper trial of 115,000 copies of receipts, canceled checks, telephone records and e-mail messages, is released. The much anticipated investigative missive, the work of former Senator George Mitchell and his committee, calls the steroid era in the sport “a collective failure” and names 89 former and present big league players who allegedly used illegal, performance-enhancing drugs, including potential Hall of Famers Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Gary Sheffield.

1966: The Giants trade pitcher Bob Priddy and outfielder Cap Peterson to the Senators to reacquire Mike McCormick. In his second stint with the team, the left-hander will win the Cy Young Award the next season, compiling a 22-10 record with a 2.85 ERA.

1956: The Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to their cross-town rivals, the Giants, for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Robinson, according to some accounts, had already decided privately to leave the game to work for Chock Full of Nuts, and publicly retires from baseball rather than to accept the trade.

(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)

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