1888 March

1st  The Washington NL club leaves on its southern tour a day earlier than scheduled, due to a superstition against starting a trip on a Friday.

2nd  The NL meets in New York and abolishes all discounts from the 50-cent minimum admission price. Despite the demands of the Brotherhood and the fact that the rule is practically a dead letter, the NL refuses to drop its $2,000 salary limit rule. The schedule committee recommends that the season go to 140 games from the current 126.

5th The AA meets in Brooklyn and votes to make use of turnstiles mandatory at all entrances to its parks.

20th  Albert Spalding announces a baseball tour to Australia next winter with his Chicago team and a squad of NL all-stars.

22nd Deacon White signs with Detroit after a prolonged battle with manager William Watkins, under whom White had said he’d never play.

25th  The St. Louis Browns open the training season with an exhibition game versus the St. Louis Whites, a new Western Association team. The WA will have clubs in 4 cities that also have NL clubs.