1932 February

5th Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pirates, dies at the age of 66 of complications following prostate surgery. Barney’s tenure as owner is the longest in the history of the major leagues, though this will eventually be topped. A few months before his death, he was succeeded as president of the club by his son-in-law Bill Benswanger.

8th  Waite Hoyt is released by the Philadelphia Athletics and will sign with Brooklyn.

12th  George Weiss, GM of the Baltimore Orioles (International League), joins the Yankee front office. He will eventually run the club during its years under Casey Stengel’s managing.