IN THE NEWS: The Indians trade veteran C Steve O'Neill, 2B Bill Wambsganss, OF Joe Connolly, and P Danny Boone to Boston for 1B George Burns, 2B Chick Fewster and C Al Walters. Burns gives the Indians a 6th .300 hitter in the lineup.
The Yankees buy the contract of Louisville star, Earle Combs, who hit .380 last year for the Colonels. Colonels owner Bill Kneblekamp gets $50,000, Elmer Smith and an outfielder, and demands that the Yankees play an exhibition game in Louisville with a guarantee that Babe Ruth is in the lineup. This reportedly nets Kneblekamp an additional $5,000.