1914 January

6th  The National Commission grants some demands of the Players’ Fraternity: players to be notified in writing of their transfer or release and to receive a copy of their contract; players with 10 years in the ML are eligible to become free agents; clubs will pay traveling expenses to spring training and furnish all uniforms; all parks to have a blank green wall behind the pitcher in CF. The so-called “Cincinnati Agreement” leaves the reserve system and league governance practically intact.

11th Former 19th century major leaguer Walt Goldsby commits suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.