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Sunday January 1,1956This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.



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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bob AllenP18.070Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
George AltmanOF22.287Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Rogelio Alvarez1B17.258Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Joe AzcueC16.136Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Jim BaileyP21.016Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Jack BaldschunP19.077Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Ed BautaP20.360Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Bo BelinskyP19.025Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Ernie BowmanSS-2B20.157Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Alan BriceP18.092Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Cam CarreonC18.148Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Elio ChaconSS-2B19.067Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Nelson ChittumP22.282Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Don ChoateP17.183Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Bert CuetoP18.140Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Tommy DavisOF16.286Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Ed DonnellyP21.022Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Jim DonohueP17.062Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Curt FloodOF17.348Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Joe GainesOF19.040Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Bob GiallombardoP18.226Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Fred GladdingP19.187Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Tim Harkness1B18.009Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Jim HeiseP23.091Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Jim HickmanOF-1B18.236Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Chuck HintonOF21.243Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Ed HobaughP21.188Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Julian Javier3B-2B19.145Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Deron Johnson1B-3B17.168Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Hal Jones1B19.267Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Bobby Knoop2B17.075Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Howie KoplitzP17.242Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Frank Kostro3B-OF18.150Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Bob LeeP18.036Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Em LindbeckH20.127Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Gordon MacKenzieC18.176Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Hector MaestriP20.257Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
J.C. MartinC19.019Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Tom McAvoyP19.142Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Don MilesOF19.294Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Don Mincher1B17.191Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Phil MudrockP18.203Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Mel NelsonP19.216Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Gene OliverC-1B20.285Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
George PerezP18.003Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Jim PerryP20.063Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Gary PetersP18.255Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Vada PinsonOF17.143Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Juan PizarroP18.328Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Phil ReganP18.270Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Hal ReniffP17.183Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Jay RitchieP19.042Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Buck RodgersC17.138Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Cookie Rojas2B16.301Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Joe SchaffernothP18.148Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Gordon SeyfriedP18.181Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Barry ShetroneOF17.179Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Nate SmithOF-19.005Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Tracy StallardP18.123Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Wes StockP21.266Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Moose StubingH17.276Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Ron TaylorP18.019Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Sammy TaylorC22.308Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Braves. 
Carl ThomasP23.218Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Dave TyriverP18.062Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Bob UeckerC20.340Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Fred ValentineOF20.347Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Jay Ward2B-3B17.114Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Fred Whitfield1B17.359Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Billy WilliamsOF17.200Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Don WilliamsP20.121Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Neil WilsonC20.201Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Corky WithrowOF18.034Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves.