1948 January

15th At the second annual Southern California baseball players golf championship, held in Long Beach at the Meadowlark golf course, former players Carl Hannan and Lin Storti shoot a sub-par 70 to win the event. Last year’s winner Darol Shimer is third with a 72. Other low scores are Hollywood manager Jimmie Dykes with a 75, Jackie Robinson and Jerry Priddy with 77s, and Red Ruffing with a 78.

29th Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players.

30th Herb Pennock, 53-year-old general manager of the Phillies and former star southpaw, collapses in a New York hotel lobby and dies a short time later at a local hospital.