1912 February

1st  Jimmy Doyle, 30, dies after an appendicitis operation. He had only one full season as third base with the Cubs, in which he hit .282 with 62 RBI. Zimmerman will take over the starting job.

12th The Braves send vet Mike Donlin to the Pirates for OF Vin Campbell. After one season with the Bucs, Donlin will be waived to the Phils but will refuse to report and will elect to retire.

17th The Cleveland Naps trade manager-first baseman George Stovall to the Browns for Lefty George, who will go 0-5 and earn a quick release. Owner Charles Murphy had wanted Stovall to manage his Toldeo franchise, but could not get him through waivers. Stovall, on the other hand, wanted his outright release, which did not happen either. He will eventually take over as manager replacing Bobby Wallace.