On July 24, 1948, a fiery bus crash near St. Paul, Minnesota kills five members of Duluth’s minor league team in the Northern League. The accident, which involves a collision between the team bus and a truck, also leaves 13 others injured. The injured include Mel McGaha, future National League manager, and Elmer Schoendienst, brother of the Cardinal infielder, Red Schoendienst.
Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis rules that Alabama Pitts, a black player, may suit up for the Albany Senators of the International League
June 17, 1935
Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays hit home runs to lead Santurce, Puerto Rico to a 4-2 win in the Caribbean World Series
February 12, 1955