February 15, 1916
The New York Yankees purchase Frank “Home Run” Baker from the Philadelphia Athletics for $37,500.
Baker sat out the 1915 season after a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He won four consecutive home run titles from 1911 to 1914 and was considered the best pre-war era third baseman.
He went on to be named to the Hall of Fame in 1955.
February 15, 1990
The owners refuse to open spring training camps without a new Basic Agreement with the Player’s Association. The lockout wiped out all of spring training lasting 32 days.