Miguel Tejada has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins. Yes, you read that right. The former American League MVP back in 2002 is attempting a comeback in the majors less than a week before he’s going to turn the ripe young age of 40. 

We decided to check in on pop culture and what was happening when Tejada made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics back in 1997.

Florida Marlins Win the World Series

Marv Albert Stood Trial for Forcible Sodomy

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Courtesy of Spokeo

Titanic Took Home 11 Oscars


“Wannabe” by the Spice Girls Was the Craze

Ellen Came out of the Closet


Notorious B.I.G. Killed


39 Die in Heaven’s Gate Mass Suicide in San Diego


President Clinton Celebrates his 51st Birthday and is Inaugurated for Second Term

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Courtesy of ABC News

Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield’s Ear in Fight


“I Believe I Can Fly” Was a Sensation

Princess Diana Killed in Car Accident

DVD Players Sell for $500 


 FCC Forces Cell Phone Companies to Make 911 Calls Available to Everyone

0Seinfield is the Top T.V. Show

Desmond Howard of the Green Bay Packers Wins Super Bowl MVP


Peyton Manning Announced He’s Returning to Tennessee for Senior Season


Chicago Bulls Win NBA Finals Against the Utah Jazz

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