Today in Baseball History – February 1st

Today in Baseball History – February 1st

February 1, 1962

The National League released its first 162 game schedule. From 1920 to 1961, the N.L. played a 154 game schedule. The reason for the change was two new teams started play in 1962, the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45s.

The schedule changed from each team playing 22 games against 7 opponents to 18 games against 9 opponents.

February 1, 1985

The San Francisco Giants trade first baseman Jack Clark to the St. Louis Cardinals for David Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint, and Gary Rajsich.

LaPoint would pitch one year for San Francisco going 7-17. Jose Uribe would spend 8 seasons with the Giants.

Jack Clark spent 3 seasons with the Cardinals helping them to the 1985 World Series and again in 1987. They would lose both Series.

Born on this day:

1967 Tim Naehring

1968 Kent Mercker


About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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