Today in Baseball History – March 2

Today in Baseball History – March 2

March 2, 1874

The batter’s box is officially adopted at the fourth meeting of the Professional Association in Boston. Another topic that is discussed is betting. The penalty for betting on your own team will be expulsion from the league. A player betting on another team will forfeit his pay.

Born on this day:

1902 Moe Berg

1909 Mel Ott

1962 Terry Steinbach

1965 Ron Gant

Died on this day:

1956 Fred Merkle

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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