The National League Rules Committee met on this date in 1901. Among the new rules:
- Catchers must play within 10 feet of the batter.
- A ball will be called if the pitcher does not throw to a ready and waiting batter within 20 seconds.
- Players using indecent or improper language will be banished by the umpire.
- A ball will be called when a batter is hit by a pitch.