4th For the 2nd straight year, the BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member. Edd Roush gets 146 votes, but 202 are necessary for election. Sam Rice (143) and Eppa Rixey (142) are next in line.
The Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park. They will work out of a locker room until the San Francisco facility is completed.
14th In Miami,Jim Hearn wins the ML Baseball Players Golf Tournament with a 301 over 72 holes. This is the first year the tourney has used stroke play instead of match play. Hearn defeats three-time winner Alvin Dark by a stroke. When they were teammates in 1951, Dark beat Hearn 2-1 in match play to win the tourney. Finishing third is Albie Pearson. Eddie Kasko, last year’s winner, did not compete. In the non-active players competition, Roy Cullenbine wins with a 292. Finishing second is ex-hurler Jack Russell with a 298.
15th Cienfuegos completes a 6–0 sweep to give Cuba the Caribbean Series championship for the 5th straight year. Camilo Pascual wins 2, including the Series clincher against Puerto Rico.
18th Walter O’Malley, owner of the Dodgers, completes the purchase of the Chavez Ravine area in Los Angeles by paying $494,000 for property valued at $92,000.
20th Branch Rickey meets with officials of the proposed Western Carolinas League about pooling talent for Continental League clubs.
23rd Demolition of Ebbets Field begins. Lucy Monroe sings the National Anthem, and Roy Campanella is given an urn of dirt from behind home plate.
27th Al Lang dies at the age of 89. The Yankees and Cardinals delay the opening of spring training by a day so that players and team officials can attend the funeral. More than 1,000 people will attend.