IN THE NEWS: Dodger president Larry MacPhail issues instructions that all Dodger players must live in Brooklyn. MacPhail is also campaigning for visiting teams to stay in Brooklyn rather than Manhattan.
IN THE NEWS: At Havana, the Dodgers roll over the Cleveland Indians 15–0. Pee Wee Reese and Joe Medwick use a batting helmet designed by two Johns Hopkins doctors with the help of Larry MacPhail. The two Dodgers, victims of HBPs last year, pronounce the helmets satisfactory. Brooklyn P Van Lingle Mungo celebrates the win a little too hard and when tomorrow's game is rained out, he continues to party. The result is that manager Leo Durocher sends him a note informing Mungo he's been reassigned to the Dodgers' minor league camp in Macon. Mungo will pitch just two innings for Brooklyn this year.
IN THE NEWS: Phillies P Hugh Mulcahy becomes the first big leaguer drafted into the Armed Forces for W.W.II. Mulcahy, an All Star in 1940 while leading the NL in losses for the 2nd time, will pitch less than 100 innings when he returns after the war. More than 100 major leaguers will be drafted within the next two years, and two—Elmer Gedeon and Harry O'Neill—will be killed in action.