On this day: December 13

POSTED: 10:03 AM PST Dec 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 12, 2014 

Sir Francis Drake sets out around the world, the National Guard is born, Al Gore concedes, and Saddam Hussein is caught, all on this day.

OTD December 13 - Alex Rodriguez
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2007: After earlier opting out of the final years of the record 10-year, $252 million contract he signed in 2000, shortstop Alex Rodriguez signs a 10-year, $275 million deal with the New York Yankees, marking the biggest contract in sports history.


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