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Monday, November 13th, 1939
Today marks the start of the MLB free agency period.
Players who were unable or unwilling to negotiate contract extensions with their current teams will be filing their papers to become free agents today. It's a period of rejuvenation for some teams, moderation for others. The players on the market are hoping to find greener pastures and certainly some will hit pay dirt.
Meanwhile, the media and fans will stoke the rumor mill together, generating energy that will carry them forward to Opening Day. In cities across The United States, fans will hope for that key signing, the one that could propel their club to a championship.
Among the more notable free agents hitting the market today are:
John Stone, 34 year-old LF
Billy Herman, 30 year-old 2B
Si Johnson, 33 year-old RH SP
Red Howell, 30 year-old CF
Nick Etten, 26 year-old CF
Cliff Melton, 27 year-old LH SP
Joe Cronin, 33 year-old SS
Luke Appling, 32 year-old 2B
Lefty Gomez, 30 year-old LH SP
Harry Danning, 28 year-old C