On April 12, 1922 — 1922 – There are no playing managers in the National League for the first time since 1900. Long considered an economic necessity, the dual role is no longer essential. It will be 1930 before the American League has a year with all bench managers.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference April 12

SABR Games Project

National Pastime April 12

Hall of Fame

Retro Sheet