Yearbook, Nov. 6: MLB free agency opens

Nov. 6, 1976: In December 1975, an arbitrator's ruling changed the course of baseball, allowing certain players to become free agents when their contracts expired.

And on this day 36 years ago, the first one officially signed with his new team: relief pitcher Bill "Soup" Campbell, who inked a four-year, $1 million deal with the Boston Red Sox after a strong season with the Minnesota Twins.

Campbell was far from the only player to change teams, though; among the notable names to relocate through the unusual process were Reggie Jackson (Baltimore Orioles to New York Yankees), Gene Tenace (Oakland Athletics to San Diego Padres), Don Baylor (A's to the California Angels) and Rollie Fingers (A's to the Padres).