1914 March

5th  At the Giants camp in Marlin, Texas, infielder Art Fletcher breaks a finger on his left hand, during a 5-inning exhibition game against Dallas. Matty’s Minions lose to Dallas, 5-2.

6th  The Red Sox re-sign Tris Speaker and make him the highest paid player in ML baseball at a reported $40,000 for two years. Speaker was offered $60,000 for three years by the Federal League, including a signing bonus.

In a rainy and snowy morning, the White Sox and New York Giants arrive in New York harbor aboard the Lusitania, having traveled and played ball for five months. President Ban Johnson, Joseph Lannin of the Red Sox, Frank Farrell of the Yankees, Charles Ebbets of Brooklyn and the Phillies William Baker all climb aboard the Cunard liner to greet the players and Charles Comiskey and John McGraw. Jim Thorpe and his bride and Larry Doyle and his bride are surrounded by friends as they come down the gang plank. Umpire Bill Klem sports a mustard colored coat and a walking stick. The fun-loving Steve Evans, one of the most popular players on the trip, will quickly sign with the Brookfeds.

8th  The Yankees use three pitchers in an exhibition game against Houston, winning, 4-0. One of the pitchers is not Ray Caldwell, who is fined $50 for breaking training rules.

At Dallas, the Giants allow 3 hits in defeating Dallas, 3-0. Tesreau and Prieste do the twirling.

16th  At Jacksonville, the A’s score 3 in the 8th to defeat the Cubs, 6-4.

24th  Yankees backup catcher Dick Gossett tears ligaments in his ankle in a game against Mobile. He will get into just 10 games before the Yankees cut him.