1976 January

4th  Executives of the International Amateur Baseball Association (IABA) meet in Mexico City to end a long-standing feud between delegations, creating in the process a new organization named the Asociacion Internacional de Beisbol Amateur (AINBA). With the United States returning to the IABA fold, after a several-year absence, the first AINBA World Championships are scheduled for Cartagena, Colombia. Manuel Gonzalez Guerra of Cuba is named the first AINBA president.

9th  Charles Ruppert, Giants VP and son-in-law of Horace Stoneham, announces the sale of the team to a Toronto group for $13.3 million. The fans’ outrage prompts San Francisco mayor George Moscone to get a preliminary injunction preventing the move.

14th  Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves.

22nd  Pitchers Robin Roberts and Bob Lemon are voted into the Hall of Fame.