IN THE NEWS: Variety, the week entertainment newspaper, wades in against "droopy drawers" in baseball. "Joe DiMaggio and Carl Hubbell are the silliest looking pair we've seen. Way back in the days when the speed boys were stealing 40 to 90 bases a year, you'll remember they used to roll their pants just below the knee. Now they've got 'em almost to their shoes. The theory here is that the constriction inherent in the new style can slow a player a full stride getting to first."
IN THE NEWS: In Havana, the Dodgers beat the Cuban All-Stars, 6–4, in 11 innings, though manager Leo Durocher is not around at the end. He is chased in the 9th after arguing with the umps. The Dodgers win tomorrow and split a doubleheader on the 8th.
IN THE NEWS: In Florida, Montreal club officials announce one of the odder trades in history. The Royals are sending Big Bill O'Brien, their trainer for 15 years, to the Dodgers in exchange for their muscle manipulator, Charles "Doc" Wilson. O'Brien has also been the trainer for the Montreal Maroons hockey team.
IN THE NEWS: Two black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox during spring training at Pasadena. Manager Jimmie Dykes allows them to work out but dismisses the two without an offer.
IN THE NEWS: The Cards beat the Yankees, 3–2. to win the championship of St. Petersburg, six games to 3. The Yanks have been tied but never beaten since 1926, when they dropped the local series to the Braves.