1883 March

14th  In a Northwestern League meeting, Peoria moves to ban blacks in order to prevent Toledo from playing star C Moses Fleetwood Walker. After an “exciting discussion” the motion is withdrawn and Walker is allowed to play.

30thCharles A Fowle, secretary of the St. Louis club from 1875-77 and one of the founders of the NL, dies in St. Louis.

31st  The Olympic Town-Ball Club of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest ball club, celebrates its 50th anniversary.