1941 February

6th At the Brentwood Country Club, PCL manager Jigger Statz and American Association OF Fern Bell tie for first place with a 77 in the Baseball players golf tournament in Los Angeles. Newt Kimball is a stroke behind. Bell wins the long drive contest with a 280-yard bell ringer.

8th The Tigers release OF Earl Averill and sign OF Hoot Evers, out of the University of Illinois. Averill will be signed by the Braves, then released April 29.

9th At the Jimmie Foxx Jungle Club course in Ft. Lauderdale Tiger coach Mervyn Shea wins the annual baseball players’ golf tournament. He shoots 4-under on the last 9 holes to win the 36-hole competition, 2-1, over Lloyd Brown. Shea had to beat Wes Ferrell, who won the tourney in 1937, ’39 and ’40, while Brown beat Heinie Manush to make the finals. Gee Walker wins the driving contest with a 278 yard drive, while host Foxx wins the pitching contest by hitting a ball closest to the pin.

14th The entire Dodger squad leaves New York to train in Havana, Cuba for most of the spring. Babe Phelps, a reluctant traveler and still unsigned, will leave the team in Miami, rather than take a boat, and return to Maryland.

25th  Days after the start of spring training, the Yankees sell Babe Dahlgren, the man who took over 1B from Lou Gehrig in 1939, to the Braves. The deal is questioned since no replacement seems apparent. McCarthy claims they would have won another pennant had not Babe Dahlgren made a costly error at first late in the season against Cleveland. He also intimated years later that the Babe had a marijuana problem. Joe Gordon will initially be moved from second base to first base.

28th The Dodgers and Giants open the spring training schedule with a 4–3 Brooklyn win in Havana. Paul Dean takes the loss.