» In a 4-team trade, the Brewers send catcher Jim Sundberg to Kansas City and receive pitchers Danny Darwin from Texas and Tim Leary from the Mets. The Mets receive pitcher Frank Wills from the Royals, who also send catcher Don Slaught to Texas.
» Orlando Cepeda signs with the Boston Red Sox, making him the first player signed by a team as a designated hitter.
» The Chicago White Sox accept Vice President Charlie A. Comiskey, Jr.'s resignation. Comiskey's request for more money was refused.
The Indians Bob Feller, whose 1949 record was a lackluster 15-14, takes a $20,000 salary cut to $45,000. The pay cut was Feller's own suggestion.
» The Pirates buy 1B Hank Greenberg from the Tigers for a reported $25,000 to $35,000. Greenberg led the AL in HRs with 44 in 1946.
» Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the only player to get the required 75 percent of the BBWAA votes.
John Ward, who has not played or managed for the last 2 seasons, objects to being reserved by New York. At the NL meeting in February his appeal is upheld, and Ward is a free agent.
A new Kansas City club is founded to play in the Western League. It vows to compete with the local NL team.