21st Royals is chosen as the name of the new Kansas City AL franchise.
23rd In a spring training game, Cubs P Jim Ellis creates the “Lip Pass” by going to his mouth on a 3-and-1 count to issue an intentional walk. Cubs manager Durocher, who was opposed to the new strict enforcement of the rule preventing pitchers from going to their mouth while on the rubber, is warned not to repeat the Lip pass or he’ll be fined. He doesn’t, but the rule is relaxed.
31st The name for Seattle’s AL club is the Pilots.