Hall of Famers Jim Bunning (left) and Robin Roberts toss out the ceremonial first ball for Game 5 of the 2009 World Series at Citizens Bank Park. It was Robbie's last appearance at the ballpark as he died the following May.
Free agent Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the Phillies and becomes the highest-paid athlete in team sports.
Larry Bowa born in Sacramento, CA.
OF Johnny Callison acquired from Chicago White Sox for 3B Gene Freese.
OF Von Hayes acquire from Cleveland Indians for 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco, RHP Jay Baller and C Jerry Willard.
RHP Steve Bedrosian and OF Milt Thompson acquired from Atlanta Braves for C Ozzie Virgil and RHP Pete Smith.
OF Gary Redus and RHP Tom Hume acquired from Cincinnati Reds for RHP John Denny and RHP Jeff Gray.