1989 February

2nd  Bill White, a 6-time All-Star and longtime Yankees broadcaster, is elected president of the National League. He becomes the highest-ranking black official in American professional sports.

16th  Orel Hershiser becomes the first player in ML history to sign a contract that calls for a $3 million salary by inking a 3-year, $7.9 million contract with the Dodgers that will pay him $3,166,667 in 1991.

21st  Reds manager Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, Commissioner-elect Bart Giamatti and Fay Vincent to discuss his gambling habits. In his January 2004 book, Pete says he told the commissioner, “No sir, I did not bet on baseball.” Afterwards, Rose says “You can read anything you want into it. But I don’t see anything bad.”

26th  A California court throws out a major part of Margo Adams $12 million breach-of-contract suit against Red Sox 3B Wade Boggs. Adams claimed that Boggs had promised her a salary and expenses during a 4-year affair.

28th  Red Schoendienst, a former second baseman and manager of the Cardinals, and Al Barlick, a ML umpire for over 29 seasons, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.