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March 2, 1966 > Shortly after USC pitcher Tom Seaver signs a $40,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, Commissioner William "Spike" Eckert voids the deal, citing a rule that prohibits teams from signing players while their college seasons are ongoing. Seaver will eventually become a member of the New York Mets, who win the rights to the talented right-hander through a special lottery.