1906 December

11th  Harry Pulliam is reelected president of the NL at a salary of $10,000.

In a good trade for Boston (NL), they acquire lefty Patsy Flaherty, 2B Claude Ritchey, and OF Ginger Beaumont from the Pirates for good-fielding 2B Ed Abbaticchio. Abbaticchio will lead the NL in fielding in 1908, but Ritchey will lead in ‘07, and the other pair will be mainstays.

12th  The AL gives Ban Johnson a raise to $15,000 for the remaining 4 years of his contract.

13th  The Athletics sell P Andy Coakley to Cincinnati. A 20-game winner in 1905, he had slipped to 7–8. He will be an effective but hard-luck pitcher for the next 2 years before starting a 37-year career as baseball coach at Columbia University.

26th  NL umpire Hank O’Day suggests that the batter’s box be outlined with white rubber strips rather than chalk, making it impossible for hitters to obliterate the lines with their spikes.