1896 March

7th  A Chicago writer quoted in the New York Clipper notes that “[Bill] Dahlen is one of the few now in the League who came blood new from a punky little league and became a good thing at first jump.” Indeed, Dahlen eventually accumulates 2,460 hits and a .272 average over a 21-year career.

13th  OF Tommy McCarthy drops plans to retire and decides to report to Brooklyn. McCarthy had been traded there by Boston last October.

17th  After a two-day meeting minor league magnates agree not to challenge the modifications of the National Agreement.