March 12, 1903
The New York Highlanders are officially approved as members of the American League. The Highlanders move to New York from Baltimore and eventually becomes the Yankees.
March 12, 1951
Commissioner Happy Chandler’s contract was set to expire in April 1952. After repeatedly asking to have it extended, the owners voted 9-7 to keep him in office. Unfortunately, the nine votes for Chandler were not enough to reach the required three-fourths majority.
Upset at the failure to extend his contract, Chandler resigns effective July 15, 1951.
Born on this day:
1956 Dale Murphy
1962 Darryl Strawberry
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.