1902 December

9th  The AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY, and the next day the NL declares its readiness to make peace. Led by Ban Johnson, the AL decides that foul balls will be strikes, except for a 3rd strike will not be called on a foul ball. This is to speed up the game.

12th  Harry Pulliam is elected president of the NL.

23rd John A. Hillerich, owner of J. F. Hillerich and Sons in Louisville, is granted a patent for improvements in baseball bats involved the hardening of the surface of the bat.

28th Popular star Kip Selbach signs a two-year contract with the Washington Senators.