1912 March

4th  In Brooklyn, 500 fans are on hand as Charles Ebbets turns over the first spadeful of dirt to start the construction of a park for the “Trolley Dodgers.” It is expected to be ready for the second half of the season.

13th In New Orleans, the Pelicans beat the young Cubs (“Cubets”} 1-0, while the Sox I team ties in Houston, 3-3. Ed Walsh gives up 4 hits in the 9th.

The Washington Nationals lose to the University of Virginia, 5-3 in Charlottesville. Virginia’s lefty ace Eppa Rixey throws six relief innings of shutout ball against the Nats.

16th At a meeting of franchise owners of the United States Baseball League in New York, the league settles on franchises in New York, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Washington, Brooklyn, Richmond and Reading, PA. The Washington team announces that their name will be the Senators and they expect their manager to be George Browne. The New York franchise will switch to Chicago in a week because no field can be found in New York.

In Hot Springs, AK the Phillies make 20 hits in beating the Red Sox, 12-2. Holdout Tris Speaker is supposed to arrive tomorrow.

20th The Cubs jump off the train long enough to lose to the Montgomery, AL Billikens, 4–1. Chicago manages just 4 hits.

26th The Washington Nationals finish their spring training in Charlottesville with a 3-1 win over the UVA team.