1922 March

6th  Babe Ruth signs for 3 years at $52,000 a year. The-next-highest paid New York player is Home Run Baker at $16,000.

9th Rogers Hornsby signs a three-year contract with Cards owner Sam Breadon calling for $18,500 per season. This makes the young star the highest paid player in NL history.

11th Judge Landis has a busy day. Three players are released to the eligibility rolls; two are consigned to it; and four applications denied. The six players assigned to the ineligibility list must “charge their plight to outlaw practices while under contract with various clubs. They must disassociate themselves from organized ball for a year to regain their eligibility. The six are Bill Haeffner, Pittsburgh, Ray Demmitt, St. Louis Browns, D.J. Hickman, Jim Caton, Norman Plitt, George Dumont, all of Brooklyn, All are taken to task for having been connected in 1921 with a “team harboring and playing against ineligibles.” Frank Miller, Boston, and Art Fletcher, Phillies, are returned to the eligibility list. Both were on the voluntarily retired list.

13th At Dayton, the Dodgers lose, 4-3, to a local team. George Cusack pitches and bats the Florida State entry to the win.

30th  Christy Mathewson is elected the first president of the “B” Club of Bucknell.

31st At San Antonio, the Dodgers batter Waite Hoyt for 7 runs but the Yankees prevail, 12-8. Babe Ruth connects in the 1st for a long homerun over the RF fence, considered by locals the longest homer ever hit in League Park. Frisch hit one over the RF fence earlier in the spring but it did not travel as far as the Babe’s.