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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

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1800s[]

  • 1887 - In preparation for the upcoming National Colored Base Ball League (NCBBL) season, the Falls Citys of Louisville sign Al Prater from Detroit and W.S. Purnsley from the Cuban Giants. In addition, they have recently started construction of a 2000-seat park.
  • 1892 - The first meeting of the united National League and American Association takes place in New York. Only four teams from the collapsed 1891 AA are invited to join the NL, which will expand to 12 teams with a 154-game schedule split into two championship series.
  • 1893 - John Pickett wins $1,285.72 in a lawsuit against the Baltimore Orioles (NL), his most recent team. Baltimore had claimed that they did not owe him this sum —Picket's entire 1892 salary—because he "was slow in his movement, and had a sore arm which incapacitated him from being of service to the club."

1900s-1930s[]

  • 1909 - The Pittsburgh Pirates begin construction of their new stadium near Schenley Park near the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The state-of-the-art stadium will be named Forbes Field in honor of John Forbes, a pre-Revolutionary British general.
  • 1910 - The National Commission prohibits giving mementos to players on winning World Series teams. This will later be reversed, making way for the traditional winners' watches, rings, and stickpins.
  • 1919 - Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack makes one of his biggest player mistakes, trading third baseman Larry Gardner, outfielder Charlie Jamieson, and pitcher Elmer Myers to the Cleveland Indians for OF Braggo Roth. Veteran writer Ernest Lanigan predicts that Roth will lead the circuit in home runs at Shibe Park, but Roth will be shipped to the Boston Red Sox by midseason. Gardner will put in six more .300 years, and Jamieson will be a top leadoff man and .303 hitter for the next 14 years.
  • 1936 - After spring training, the Yomiuri Giants of Japan beat the San Francisco Seals (PCL) of Lefty O'Doul, 5–0. On March 5, the Giants they will win again 11–7.

1940s[]

  • 1942 - Major league owners decide not to allow furloughed players in the military to play for their clubs if based near a game site.

1950s-1970s[]

  • 1954 - Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of spring training. The injury occurs as Williams dives for a ball hit by teammate Hoot Evers. As a result, the injury will force Williams to miss Opening Day and will keep him out of Boston lineup until May 15.

1980s-1990s[]

  • 1993 - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the team. Commissioner Fay Vincent had banned Steinbrenner from day-to-day activities with the Yankees because of his relationship with convicted gambler Howie Spira.
  • 1994:
    • Former banker Leonard Coleman is elected National League president, replacing Bill White. Coleman had been executive director for Major League Baseball market development.
      • 1995 - Anaheim Angels replacement players play Arizona State University in an exhibition game in Tempe, Arizona. It is the first time since 1912 that replacement players have appeared in a game in major league uniforms.

2000s[]

  • 2000 - Independent arbitrator Shyam Das cuts Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker's suspension from 28 days to 14 days. Rocker, who is allowed to report to spring training with the team, also has his fine cut.
  • 2005:
    • Pitcher Tim Hudson, deciding not to file as a free agent at the end of the season, Tim Hudson (12-6, 3.53) agrees to a four-year, $47-million contract extension with his new team, the Atlanta Braves.Hudson, who was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics in the off-season, grew up near Atlanta and rooted for the local team as a youngster. In 2004 he posted a 12-6 record with a 3.53 ERA.
    • Construction for an additional 1,790 bleacher seats at Wrigley Field will begin after the season and will be completed in time for Opening Day 2006. An deal is reached for expansion as the Chicago Cubs agree to pay the city $3.1 million prior to the start of work and by contributing funds for a local school park and a $400,000 traffic signal system near the ball park.

Births[]

  • 1852 - Paul Hines, outfielder (d. 1935)
  • 1918 - Hank Wyse, All-Star pitcher (d. 2000)
  • 1921 - Howie Fox, pitcher (d. 1955)
  • 1940 - Larry Brown, infielder
  • 1957 - Johnny Ray, All-Star infielder
  • 1962 - Mark Gardner, pitcher
  • 1963 - Tony Castillo, pitcher
  • 1963 - Rich Rodriguez, pitcher
  • 1969 - Doug Creek, pitcher
  • 1972 - Omar Daal, pitcher
  • 1976 - Ramón Castro, catcher
  • 1978 - Ken Harvey, All-Star infielder

Deaths[]

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