» Walter O'Malley, owner of the Dodgers, completes the purchase of the Chavez Ravine area in Los Angeles by paying $494,000 for property valued at $92,000.
The Washington Senators get Roy Sievers from the Orioles for Gil Coan.
» Fifteen-year-old Joe Nuxhall signs a contract with the Cincinnati Reds just one day after playing in a high school basketball game.
» The NL finds a buyer for the Philadelphia club. He is William D. Cox, a New York lumberman.
» NL president Harry Pulliam, in ill health, is granted a leave of absence. The league secretary, John Heydler, assumes his duties. The NL abolishes Ladies Days, and sets a 25-player limit from May 15 to August 20.
The Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, who won 21 games at age 41 last season, to the Cleveland Naps for pitchers Charlie Chech and Jack Ryan, and $12,500.
P/IF Terry Larkin, released from prison after serving several months for beating his wife and shooting a policeman, is rearrested for threatening to shoot his father.