1921 March

4th  After 12 years with the Red Sox, OF Harry Hooper goes to the White Sox for OF Nemo Leibold and OF Shano Collins.

17th  The Yankees, training in Shreveport, LA, journey to Lake Charles to play a game against the Cardinals, based in Orange, Texas. The game was proclaimed “Ruth-Hornsby Day,” but the Rajah hits only a single while the Babe lofts a HR over the short RF fence. The Yanks win, 14–5.

Phils 1B Gene Paulette, ordered to appear before Commissioner Landis regarding alleged gambling, decides to retire from Organized Ball instead. He signs with a Massillon, Ohio semipro team.

19th In New Orleans, 8,000 fans show up to watch Babe Ruth, but the Bambino manages just a scratch hit. The Yankees rally with 2 runs in the 9th to beat the Robins, 5-3.

21st  Four days after he retires, Gene Paulette is barred from organized baseball for life for taking part in throwing games. He played in more than 500 games, last playing for the Phils in 1920.