1912 December

1st Braves owner James Gaffney purchases the Allston Golf Club on Commonwealth Avenue with a plan to construct a ball park there. Ground breaking will commence on March 20, 1915.

15th  In a trade that seemed officially dead in November is revived and the Cubs send Joe Tinker along with Grover Lowdermilk and catcher Harry Chapman to the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago receives P Bert Humphries, infelders Red Corriden and Art Phelan, and outfielders Pete Knisely and Mike Mitchell. Tinker will manage the Reds in 1913.