February 28, 1903
A syndicate led by Pittsburgh owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter agree to purchase the Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000. It wouldn’t be until 1910 that owners are forbidden to have interest in more than one team.
February 28, 1931
Creator of the American League Ban Johnson dies after a long illness.
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.