» Brooklyn Dodger 1B Howie Schultz is rejected for military service a 2nd time. At 6 foot 6 inches Schultz is deemed too tall.
» The First National Bank of Chicago tries to force a sale of the White Sox by the heirs of the late Louis Comiskey. A local judge denies the effort of the club's principal lender, saying that Mrs. Grace Comiskey can keep the club for their 14-year-old son, Charles II, until he is 35.
Western League president Ban Johnson asserts that "the Western League has passed the stage where it should be considered a minor league...it is a first-class organization, and should have the consideration that such an organization warrants." Four years later Johnson will act upon this belief, taking the first steps toward moving the WL--renamed the American League in 1900--to ML status.