IN THE NEWS: Bill Terry sends his contract back to the Giants, telling writers he is "thoroughly disgusted." Terry, who just missed the National League batting title, was offered a $9,000 cut from his 1931 contract of $22,500. The Giants counter by saying that the combined salaries of Hafey and Bottomley, the two Cardinals who finished ahead of Terry in hitting, is only $24,000.
IN THE NEWS: The Dodgers acquire Hack Wilson from the Cardinals, which had acquired him in December. The 1930 home run king of the National League costs only $45,000 and a minor league pitcher, and he will sign for $16,500, half his previous year's salary.
IN THE NEWS: William K. Wrigley, 70-years-old, majority owner of the Cubs since 1919, dies and is buried on Catalina Island. His only son, Philip K. Wrigley, inherits the Cubs and the minor league Los Angeles Angels, but will leave most of the daily operations to president William Veeck.