» The Indians and Pirates swap shortstops, with Felix Fermin going to Cleveland in exchange for Jay Bell.
» An Illinois judge rules that state and city laws which effectively ban night baseball at Chicago's Wrigley Field are constitutional. After being forced to give up a home game during the 1984 NLCS, and threatened with playing future post-season games at another stadium entirely in order to accommodate network television's prime-time schedules, the Cubs had sued to overturn the laws.
» The Braves trade OF Gary Matthews to the Phillies for P Bob Walk.
» Pittsburgh 2B Bill Mazeroski suffers a broken bone in his right foot. He will not start until May.
» Philadelphia purchases P Johnny Klippstein from the Reds.
» Elvin Tappe will be this season's first head coach for the Chicago Cubs, who have operated without a manager since 1960.
» A group of blacks appears at the Dodger offices to ask for tryouts for P Terris McDuffie and 1B Dave Thomas. The two will work out for Branch Rickey in Brooklyn on April 7.
» Chalmers Auto Company of Detroit offers to award a new car to the batting champs of each league. The National Commission accepts.
Louisville is forced to transfer its only three Sunday games because the suburb of Parkland, in which the Colonels' new ballpark is located, does not permit Sunday play.
Albert G. Spalding retires from active participation in the affairs of the Chicago club and the NL. James A. Hart will assume the club presidency.
The St. Louis Browns open the training season with an exhibition game versus the St. Louis Whites, a new Western Association team. The WA will have clubs in 4 cities that also have NL clubs.
A new rule is adopted stating that the pitcher must "do all his throwing to bases before he has taken his stride as if to pitch ball."