1935 March

14th San Francisco beats Mission in a PCL exhibition game dedicating Frank Chance Field in Fresno. Chance played and managed in the Coast League.

16th In Sacramento, a visiting Japanese team loses to the Senators (PCL), 6–5. Sacramento will later sign one of the players, Hawaiian-born Fumito “Jimmy” Horio. Horio played for the Sioux Falls Canaries (Nebraska State League, D) in 1934, hitting .264 in 110 games. When he heard about the Tokyo team’s tour, he wrote to them and joined the team as its center fielder, bringing his minor-league experience and bilingual skills. When the team returned to Japan, Horio signed with Sacramento hitting .250 in 20 games. Horio then played six seasons in Japan, hitting. 236, leaving as relations between the two countries deteriorated in 1941. He played semi-pro baseball in Hawaii during the war.

20th At Ft. Myers, Florida it’s a close shave but the Philadelphia A’s trim the House of David, 4–3.

At St. Petersburg, the Cards set a spring training record, drawing 6,467 in a match against the Boston Braves. The big draw is Babe Ruth, who hits a towering fly against Dizzy Dean, then, after Diz departs, laces two doubles into the overflowing crowd. The Cards win, 5–4.

26th  The Yankees buy Pat Malone from the Cards.

29th  The Cardinals release Dazzy Vance, who returns to Brooklyn for his final season.