1965 January

5th  James M. Johnston and James H. Lemon purchase the remaining 40 percent of Senators stock to acquire complete control of the club.

15thThe Mets trade Of George Altman back to his original team, the Cubs, for OF Billy Cowan.

20th  Rocky Colavito returns to Cleveland in a 3-way deal that sends outfielders Jim Landis and Mike Hershberger and P Fred Talbot from the White Sox to Kansas City; C Johnny Romano, OF Tommie Agee, and P Tommy John from Cleveland to Chicago; and C Cam Carreon from the White Sox to the Indians. The Colavito curse continues as Agee will win Rookie of the Year honors and John will notch another 286 wins.

31st  Pud Galvin is chosen for Hall of Fame induction by the Special Veterans Committee.

      Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese player in the major leagues, says he will not return to the Giants in 1965.