1931 November

2nd  The team of ML stars arrives in Japan for its tour. The team will win all 17 games it plays.

13th  Jacob Ruppert, Yankee owner, buys the Newark franchise in the International League. During the decade the Bears will dominate the league and send a steady stream of players to New York.

30th  George Gibson comes out of retirement to manage Pittsburgh. Ten years earlier he had led the Pirates to 3 first-division finishes.