This Day In Baseball History

February 4th

1956 – The A.L. says it will test the automatic intentional walk during spring training.

1958 – The Hall of Fame fails to enshrine any new members for the first time since 1950.

1960 – The BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member. Edd Roush gets 146 votes, but 202 are necessary for election. Sam Rice (143) and Eppa Rixey (142) are next in line.

Courtesy Baseball Almanac