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

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August

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September

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October

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November

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Sources

1800s

  • 1887 - In the American Association, the St. Louis Browns announce a trade that ships Bill Gleason and Curt Welch to the Philadelphia Athletics in exchange for Fred Mann, Chippy McGarr, and Jocko Milligan, plus $3,000. This is the first of a number of trades or sales, mostly to the Brooklyn Grays.
  • 1889 - The National League issues its reply to the Players League manifesto. Claiming that the League saved baseball in 1876 and that under the reserve rules players' salaries had "more than trebled," the NL denounces the Brotherhood movement as "the efforts of certain overpaid players to again control [baseball] for their own aggrandizement. . . to its ultimate dishonor and disintegration."
  • 1893 - Ban Johnson is named president, secretary, and treasurer of the recently reorganized Western League. Under Johnson's leadership the WL will prosper.

1900s-1920s

  • 1900:
    • Given a 10-year contract to control the Baltimore franchise, John McGraw says he intends to be in baseball a long time, and wants to lease grounds in Baltimore where he can stay. He'll be in baseball 32 more years, but not in Baltimore.
    • National League president Nick Young wishes success to the new American League, but does not consider it a major league.
    • In New York, national guardsmen are playing an active schedule of indoor baseball at the New York Armory. The games between regiments teams are widely covered in the press.

1930s

1940s-1950s

  • 1955 - In an obvious power struggle for control, the principal founding father of Little League, Carl Stotz, sues the organization for breach of contract. The suit will be settled out of court.

1960s

1970s

1980s

  • 1980 - Despite having led the Yankees to 103 wins last season, manager Dick Howser resigns and is replaced by Gene Michael.

1990s

2000s

  • 2000:
    • Citing statistics to a U.S. Senate panel, commissioner Bud Selig states it is time for 'sweeping changes' in the game's economic make-up raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the current contract expires October 31, 2001.
    • The New York Yankees sign free agent catcher Joe Oliver to a contract.
  • 2002:
    • In an effort to appeal more to women and families, Major League Baseball will provide sponsorship support along with giving the softball players a presence at big league events. MLB announce a partnership with five-year-old Women's Pro Softball League recently renamed National Pro Fastpitch.
    • In the earliest scheduled season opener in major league history, the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will start the season in Tokyo, Japan, on March 25, 2003. The two-game series will feature recent American League Rookies of the Year Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).
    • The Montréal Expos may play approximately twenty-five percent of their home games in (22 of 81) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Away 'home games' are not unprecedented as the Brooklyn Dodgers played seven games in Newark, N.J. in 1956 and 1957, and the Chicago White Sox, filling a void when the Braves left, played nine games in Milwaukee in 1968 and another 11 the following season.

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