1912 January

2nd  Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces he has purchased grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000. During the year he will ease his pinched financial condition by selling half the team to Ed and Steve McKeever.

15th  Former Brooklyn P Elmer Stricklett, said to be the inventor of the spitball, is reinstated by the National Commission after playing outside organized baseball for 3 years. But he does not make it back to the major leagues.

23rd  The Japanese Army announces it will send a baseball team to the Philippines to play American soldiers; a U.S. team may go to Japan.