IN THE NEWS: The Pacific Coast League shifts two franchises shifts moving the Vernon, CA team to San Francisco where it becomes the Mission Club. The Salt Lake City, UT franchise is transferred to Hollywood.
IN THE NEWS: The ML Rules Committee agrees that pitchers may have access to a resin bag. On February 8th the American League will refuse to permit its use: but on April 28th the league will give in and allow a resin bag on the field, but discourage its use by players. The Committee also discusses the elimination of the intentional walk, a topic that has come up before, by making the pitcher throw to the batter. Calling a catcher balk has not eliminated the intentional walk as intended. No action is taken.