On This Day

March 1, 1947 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck sets up spring training camp in racially tolerant Phoenix, AZ in anticipation of signing team's first black players; Larry Doby is first acquisition later in the season

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck