1922 - The Eastern Colored League (chartered as the Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs) is formally organized. The league will complete five seasons before folding in midsummer 1928.
1926 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is given a new seven-year term as commissioner with a raise to $65,000 per annum.
1975 - The colorful Bill Veeck returns. A group he heads buys 80 percent of the White Sox from John Allyn.
1976 - Court proceedings in Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Commissioner Bowie Kuhn begins in Chicago. At issue is Kuhn's voiding of Finley's attempted player sales in June. The proceedings will take 15 days, and the decision will take three months.
1982 - Tom Seaver agrees to a new contract with the Mets, completing a trade that sends him back to New York from Cincinnati. The Reds receive pitcher Charlie Puleo and minor leaguers Lloyd McClendon and Jason Felice for the three-time Cy Young Award winner, who was 5-13 with a 5.50 ERA in 1982.