» May 27, 1931: American League Secretary Will Harridge is elected to succeed E.S. Barnard as president of the league.
» May 30, 1932:
At Cleveland, the Tribe takes a pair from the White Sox, 12–6 and 12–11. Afterwards, Chicago claims the umpire George Moriarty deliberately made wrong calls and the ump fights with Sox players under the stands. Moriarty breaks his fist knocking down pitcher Milt Gaston, but he is pummeled by manager Lew Fonseca and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube. The ump ends up in the hospital while Fonseca and three players will receive fines for the fight. Will Harridge will suspend Gaston for 10 days, fine him $500, and rebuke Moriarty.
» August 12, 1932:
AL president Will Harridge upholds Detroit's protest of its August first game against NY and orders it replayed on September 8. Detroit had protested because Tony Lazzeri's and Ben Chapman's batting order was orally reversed after the lineup cards were handed in before the game.
» December 12, 1933: At the major leagues' annual meeting, the owners vote Judge Landis another 7-year contract as commissioner. Will Harridge gets a new 5-year pact as American League president.
» July 30, 1936:
The Boston Red Sox, led by owner Tom Yawkey and accompanied by AL President Will Harridge, fly from St. Louis to Chicago aboard one plane. Five players elect to take the train. In 1934, the Reds flew from Cincinnati to Chicago, but divided the players among three planes. Some of the Reds still chose to take the train.
» September 15, 1937:
AL President Will Harridge upholds Cleveland's protest
of the August 6 Yankee win, and the entire game is
replayed as the 2nd game of a doubleheader. The protested
game is called a tie with all stats retained except
those following the disputed call.
» December 14, 1938: The major leagues agree on a standard ball but disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players. Judge Landis will decide on 25. The National League grants Cincinnati its season opener a day before the rest of the league in recognition of baseball's 100th anniversary and the 1869 Red Stockings being the first professional team. The American League permits Cleveland and Philadelphia to play night games. Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president.
» September 3, 1939:
With the Sunday curfew impending, the Yankees stall
to avoid a loss in Boston. Irate Fenway fans litter
the field with cushions and debris. Umpire Cal
Hubbard forfeits the game to the Yankees, but AL President
Will Harridge subsequently overrules him and fines
the Yankees for their tactics.
» August 15, 1941:
Because of rain, the game between the Red Sox and the Senators is stopped in the eighth inning, with Washington winning 6-3. After a 40-minute wait the game is called. But because of Washington's failure to cover the field in case play is resumed, Boston manager Joe Cronin protests the game. The protest is upheld by league president Will Harridge and the forfeit goes to Boston.
» August 15, 1945:
Umpire Ernie Stewart is canned by American League President Will Harridge for "disloyalty." Stewart had complained about the pay and taken his case to Chandler. Bill McGowan is the top-paid umpire in the league at $9,000.
» July 20, 1948: An unprecedented 10-game suspension and $500 fine of an umpire, the veteran Bill McGowan, is announced by American League President Will Harridge following a confrontation in the Washington-Cleveland game. Tired of Senator pitcher Ray Scarborough continually complaining about strike calls, McGowan had thrown a ball-and-strike indicator at him. After that he ejects Nats manager Joe Kuhel and several coaches. Kuhel also lodged a protest after yesterday's 11th inning loss when Ed Stewart was thrown out at home in the 10th. When Stewart argued the call with plate ump Paparella, McGowan threw a ball at Stewart.
» November 16, 1950: League presidents Ford Frick and Will Harridge vote to deposit $950,000 received for World Series TV-radio rights into the player's pension fund.
» July 20, 1952:
League Presidents Will Harridge and Warren Giles become directors of the Hall of Fame.
» November 19, 1952: American League President Will Harridge says there will be greater fines for managers who use abusive language while arguing with umpires.
» October 11, 1956:
AL President Will Harridge bars the shift of the Senators
to the West Coast, unless unanimously approved by
the other AL owners.
» September 21, 1958:
At Fenway Park, the Red Sox complete a three game sweep of the Senators, all by 2–0 shut outs. The Boston winning pitchers were Tom Brewer, Frank Sullivan and Ike Delock. Today's win was marred when Ted Williams, in a fit of anger, flings his bat into the stands striking Joe Cronin's housekeeper, Gladys Heffernan, in the face. She is not badly hurt, and Williams is very apologetic. But American League President Will Harridge will fine Williams for a bat-throwing incident
» December 3, 1958: American League President Will Harridge announces his retirement.
» February 2, 1972: The Special Veterans Committee selects former players Lefty Gomez and Ross Youngs, and former AL president William Harridge for the Hall of Fame.