On June 10, 1968, Bob Aspromonte and Rusty Staub of the Houston Astros are fined when they refuse to play in the aftermath of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Maury Wills of the Pittsburgh Pirates also refuses to play, resulting in reported disciplinary action. In the meantime, AL games in Baltimore and Chicago are postponed out of respect for Kennedy.
January 28, 1901
commissioner Ford Frick rules that actor/singer Bing Crosby can own stock in both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers
January 10, 1957