1906 January

5th  John McGraw and jockey Tod Sloan open a billiard parlor at 34th Street and Broadway, which soon becomes a popular and profitable hangout for New York’s sporting life.

12th  The owners of the Boston Beaneaters reject a $250,000 offer for the team, which is destined to finish last again.

20th  The Giants sign Christy Mathewson’s untalented 19-year-old brother Henry.

25th The Reds trade SS Al Bridwell to Boston (NL) for OF Jim Delahanty.

At the PCL owners meeting, Angels owner Jim Morley vetoes the request by Tacoma owner Mike Fisher to move his franchise to Pasadena. Fisher was desperate to get out of Tacoma because of poor attendance, and he actually  re-scheduled a couple of late season series out of Tacoma to Spokane, San Jose and Los Angeles.  After the veto, Fisher then choses Fresno as a home. (as noted by PCL historian Dick Beverage).