» A Florida Department of Corrections report says Yankees OF Darryl Strawberry tested positive for cocaine on January 19.
» Red Sox 1B Carlos Quintana breaks his left arm and right toe in an automobile accident in Caracas, Venezuela.
» Walter O'Malley says the Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958.
» At the ML meetings, the owners cancel the 1945 All-Star Game scheduled to be played at Boston's Fenway Park on Tuesday, July 10. Even after the cancellation, schedule-makers leave the dates of July 9, 10 and 11 in case circumstances might change, permitting the game. In place of the All-star game, eight simultaneous games pitting the National League vs. the American League are to be played. Seven are played, with the 8th being cancelled. Also approved is a rule change stating that a player needs 400 at bats to qualify for a batting title.
» The Cardinals sign Texas Christian University All-American football star and Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh as an infielder. He will start off with the Cards in spring training, but be assigned first to Columbus and then Rochester.
» Cards C Pickles Dillhoefer, 26, dies from typhoid fever following an operation.
» The Reds trade P Jimmy Ring and OF Greasy Neale to the Phils for lefty Eppa Rixey, who led the National League with 22 losses in 1920. Rixey will pitch his way into the Hall of Fame over the next 13 years. Neale is also a future Hall of Famer—for football. He will play just 22 games in Philley before returning to the Reds.
» The Braves trade INF Jimmy Smith to the Giants for 1B Walter Holke.
» At the Villa Borghesi outside of Rome, the Chicagos edge the All-Americas 3–2 before a crowd that includes King Humbert of Italy.
» Boston P Charlie Buffinton invents a baseball "roller skate" that gives pitchers greater impetus and swing in their delivery while still allowing them to keep both feet on the ground.
» George Wright signs a contract with Boston that he claims will only require him to play games in New England and Troy. He feels his business commitments will not allow him to accompany the Reds on their western road trips.