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.
major leagues agrees to allot $50,000 to develop a national championship program for amateur players
February 14, 1928
Chicago Cubs owner Philip Wrigley and Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey draw up the charter for the All-American Girls Softball League
February 20, 1943