1911 February

11th The Cubs acquire 2B Dave Shean from Boston for 3B Scotty Ingerton and righty Big Jeff Pfeffer. This is the 2nd time that Boston has traded with the Cubs for Big Jeff.

14th  At the NL’s annual meeting, the Giants and Phils get an okay for new home uniforms: white flannel with a fine stripe, an innovation that predates the famed Yankee pinstripes. Reach introduces a cork-centered ball and the number of .300 hitters will jump from 8 in 1910 to 27 in 1911 in the AL. The ERA will go from 2.53 to 3.34.