IN THE NEWS: The American League says it will test the automatic intentional walk during spring training. The Major Leagues vote to establish the Cy Young Memorial Award for outstanding pitcher of the year.
IN THE NEWS: New York Mayor Robert Wagner and Brooklyn Borough President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build a $30 million sports center in downtown Brooklyn.
The ML owners reject the players' request for an increase in the minimum salary from $6,000 to $7,000.
IN THE NEWS: The legendary Connie Mack dies at age 93. He began his career with Washington in 1886 as a catcher. After managing the National League Pittsburgh club from 1894-96, he became a prominent figure in Ban Johnson's Western League and a founder of the American League and its Philadelphia franchise in 1901. In 50 years as the Athletics pilot he won nine pennants and five World Championships, but also finished last 17 times.
IN THE NEWS: The courts award Dr. Samuel Shenkman $5,000 in his suit against Dodger C Roy Campanella for surgery on Campy's injured hand on October 20, 1954. Campanella says the doctor never informed him that the charge would be $9,500, a price the catcher considered excessive.
ML owners announce that the players' pension fund will receive 60 percent of World Series and All-Star Game radio and TV revenues.