On March 3, 1889 — 1889 – Pitcher Bobby Mathews goes to court to try and collect $600 that he claims is owed to him by the Philadelphia Athletics (American Association) for his services as a coach in 1888. If Matthews collects, it will make him the first paid coach in major league history.

Sources –
Baseball Reference March 3
SABR Games Project
National Pastime March 3
Retro Sheet
Replay The Game

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