1925 March

15th Cubs SS Rabbit Maranville fractures his ankle sliding into 3B in an exhibition game in Los Angeles. At 33, the injury threatens to end his career, but the Rabbit will be back in the lineup by May 24.

20th In a reprise of the 1924 WS, the New York Giants edge the Senators, 2–1, at West Palm Beach’s new Municipal Athletic Field.

26th In Ft. Myers, Florida Babe Ruth plays left field for Connie Mack’s Athletics in an exhibition game between Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The 5,000 fans see an A’s victory, but Ruth fails to produce a hit. The idea of Ruth Day was Mack’s, who wanted the fans of Lee County to see the Bambino. Mack has just signed a 10-year agreement to play in Ft. Myers.

The Cubs lose another starter to exhibition-game injuries, when Denver Grigsby fractures his collarbone diving for a line drive in a game against PCL Vernon. The good fielding left fielder had 14 assists and 4 DPs, both NL-highs, last year when he hit .299. Worrisome to the Cubs is that Denver has broken his collarbone twice before. He’ll come back to hit .255 in this his final ML year.