On ,December 9 1936 — The American League okays seven night baseball games for St. Louis. The National League adopts a new design for home plate. It will have beveled edges, the first change in 50 years. The AL adopts a rule stating that no batter can be batting champion unless he has 400 or more at bats.

 


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Baseball Reference December 9

SABR Games Project

National Pastime December 9

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