1934 December

11th  The 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland. Frank Frisch and Mickey Cochrane, rival managers in the St. Louis–Detroit WS, will manage their league’s teams.

The NL votes to permit night baseball, authorizing a maximum of 7 games by any team installing lights. The AL does not grant permission for night games until 1937.

13th  The Cardinals sell minor league prospect Johnny Mize to Cincinnati for $55,000 He is later returned because of a suspect knee and does not make his debut until 1936.

14th  The Giants purchase prospect Billy Myers, 25, and trade him to the Reds for vet Mark Koenig and Allyn Stout. Myers, who hit .313 at Columbus this year, will be the Reds starting shortstop for the next 6 seasons.

19th  The Yankees send 5 players to San Francisco as part of the payment for Joe DiMaggio. He will play another season in the Pacific Coast League and will report at the end of 1935.

26th  Matsutaro Shoriki, head of Yomiuri Newspapers, announces the official formation of Japan’s first professional team, the Tokyo-based Yomiuri Giants. The team is made up of players signed to compete against the American all-star team. Professional league play, with 6 teams, does not begin until 1936.

Judge Landis plays Scrooge to the Dodgers and denies their claim to the services of teenager Johnny Vander Meer.