1888 February

2nd  Indianapolis announces that the roof of its new grandstand will hold 42 private boxes, to be sold to season subscribers only.

23rd James “Pud” Galvin signs with Pittsburgh for $3,000, including $1,000 in advance. The club offered him $3,500 with no advance money, but Galvin needs the $1,000 to tide him over the winter.

29th In a spring training game in New Orleans, Cincinnati C Kid Baldwin slugs the umpire during an argument and narrowly escapes arrest.