IN THE NEWS: Washington owner Clark Griffith names SS Bucky Harris, last year's team captain as the new Nationals' manager. Harris had annoyed Griffith by playing pro basketball over the winter, in violation of his contract, but the owner still tabbed him the job. Harris, 28, team captain, was at spring training when he received the offer by letter.
IN THE NEWS: Boston Braves SS Tony Boeckel, 31, dies of injuries received the day before in an automobile accident. He is the first ML player killed in a motor accident. Heinie Peitz, 19th century infielder with the Baltimore Orioles, died in 1914 when struck by a car.
IN THE NEWS: Frank Chance, signed as White Sox manager three months ago, resigns because of illness. Coach Johnny Evers is named acting manager until Chance returns, but the former Cubs star never recovers, and dies on September 24, 1924.