1905 March

17th  In an exhibition game, the New York Giants beat the Birmingham Coal Barons, 12–5. Mathewson and Wiltse share the pitching duties and newly reacquired Sammy Strang, subbing at second, has 2 hits and fields brilliantly. The Giants, undefeated in last year’s exhibition season, will next play in Memphis.

The National Commission drops charges against pitcher Jack Taylor because of insufficient evidence. In 1904, Taylor had been branded a “crook” by August Herrmann, chairman of the National Commission, and accused of betting against his team in a game against the Pirates. He was fined by the league for misconduct.

29th  A committee of Washington writers votes for “Nationals” as the AL team nickname, but “Senators” continues as the general favorite.