LEAGUE TRANSACTION NEWS
Friday, 9/1/1948
Tuesday 1/31/1948 :
Chicago (N): P Warren Spahn was promoted from to the active roster.
Wednesday 2/1/1948 :
Philadelphia (A): Free agent SS Eddie Joost has been signed to a contract of $3,050,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (A): Free agent P Bob Lemon has been signed to a contract of $8,000,000 per year, for 4 years.
Thursday 2/2/1948 :
Boston (A): Free agent P Clarence Pickrel has been signed to a contract of $750,000 per year, for 2 years.
Philadelphia (A): Free agent LF Harry Craft has been signed to a contract of $510,000 per year, for 2 years.
Saturday 2/4/1948 :
Philadelphia (N): Free agent P Mays Copeland has been signed to a contract of $2,700,000 per year, for 4 years.
Boston (A): Free agent RF Roy Cullenbine has been signed to a contract of $625,000 per year, for 1 years.
Sunday 2/5/1948 :
New York (A): Free agent P Art Johnson has been signed to a contract of $5,750,000 per year, for 3 years.
Tuesday 2/7/1948 :
New York (A): Free agent SS Vern Stephens has been signed to a contract of $9,500,000 per year, for 5 years.
Wednesday 2/8/1948 :
New York (A): Free agent SS Lester Lockett has been signed to a contract of $4,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent P Al Javery has been signed to a contract of $1,050,500 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent P Joe Dobson has been signed to a contract of $400,000 per year, for 3 years.
Thursday 2/9/1948 :
New York (N): Free agent C Phil Masi has been signed to a contract of $1,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Friday 2/10/1948 :
New York (A): Free agent LF Chet Laabs has been signed to a contract of $7,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
New York (A): Free agent P Newt Kimball has been signed to a contract of $1,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Tuesday 2/14/1948 :
New York (A): Free agent 3B Frankie Gustine has been signed to a contract of $4,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
New York (N): Free agent 1B Mel Almada has been signed to a contract of $2,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Wednesday 2/15/1948 :
New York (N): Free agent 1B Nick Etten has been signed to a contract of $1,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 2/16/1948 :
Pittsburgh: Free agent P Paul Gehrman has been signed to a contract of $3,100,001 per year, for 2 years.
New York (A): Free agent P Manny Salvo has been signed to a contract of $5,250,000 per year, for 2 years.
Pittsburgh: Free agent P Sam Lowry has been signed to a contract of $333,001 per year, for 2 years.
Saturday 2/18/1948 :
Boston (N): Put P Dave Ferriss on the 60 Day DL.
Boston (N): Free agent P Mark Filley has been signed to a contract of $600,000 per year, for 1 years.
Sunday 2/19/1948 :
St. Louis (N): Free agent 3B Howard Easterling has been signed to a contract of $450,000 per year, for 1 years.
Monday 2/20/1948 :
St. Louis (N): Free agent 3B Pete Suder has been signed to a contract of $2,380,000 per year, for 2 years.
St. Louis (N): Free agent P Joe Gonzales has been signed to a contract of $500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Wednesday 2/22/1948 :
Boston (N): Free agent P Mike Balas has been signed to a contract of $1,000,000 per year, for 1 years.
Boston (N): Free agent P Johnny Vander meer has been signed to a contract of $500,000 per year, for 1 years.
St. Louis (N): Free agent P Bob Joyce has been signed to a contract of $432,000 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 2/23/1948 :
St. Louis (A): Free agent 2B Billy Sullivan has been signed to a contract of $675,000 per year, for 2 years.
Friday 2/24/1948 :
Philadelphia (N): P Mays Copeland was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Mays Copeland was assigned to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): Placed P Joe Ostrowski on waivers.
Boston (N): Placed P Mark Filley on waivers.
Boston (N): Placed P Mike Balas on waivers.
Pittsburgh: Designated P Dick Errickson for assignment.
Pittsburgh: Placed P Dick Errickson on irrevocable waivers.
St. Louis (A): Free agent SS Lou Chiozza has been signed to a contract of $775,002 per year, for 1 years.
Saturday 2/25/1948 :
New York (N): Free agent 3B Whitey Kurowski has been signed to a contract of $13,000,000 per year, for 4 years.
St. Louis (N): Free agent P Ernie White has been signed to a contract of $500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Sunday 2/26/1948 :
Cincinnati: Free agent P Orval Grove has been signed to a contract of $12,500,000 per year, for 7 years.
Monday 2/27/1948 :
Washington: Free agent P Jim Tobin has been signed to a contract of $1,000,000 per year, for 1 years.
Wednesday 3/1/1948 :
Pittsburgh: Free agent P Ed Head has been signed to a minor league contract.
Pittsburgh: Free agent 1B Tony Lupien has been signed to a minor league contract.
Pittsburgh: Free agent C Hack Miller has been signed to a minor league contract.
Thursday 3/2/1948 :
New York (A): Released P Hardin Cathey.
New York (A): Released LF Connie Creeden.
New York (A): Released P Al Widmar.
New York (A): Released P Cot Deal.
New York (A): Released CF Steve Filipowicz.
New York (A): Released CF Ted Beard.
New York (A): Released LF Don White.
New York (A): Designated P Ed Lopat for assignment.
New York (A): Placed P Ed Lopat on irrevocable waivers.
New York (N): Released LF Russ Derry.
New York (N): Released P Fred Caligiuri.
New York (N): Released C Al Evans.
New York (N): Released RF Red Treadway.
New York (N): Released 1B Al Gardella.
New York (N): Released RF Buck Frierson.
New York (N): Released P Bill Hoffman.
New York (N): Released P Jack Hallett.
New York (N): Released RF Stan Goletz.
New York (N): Released P Sid Hudson.
New York (N): Released P Joe Orrell.
New York (N): Released 1B Hank Sweeney.
New York (N): Released P Charlie Bowles.
New York (N): Released P Norm Brown.
New York (N): Released P Joe Hatten.
New York (N): Put SS Mickey Witek on the 60 Day DL.
Cincinnati: P Orval Grove was put on the 40-man roster.
Cincinnati: P Orval Grove was assigned to the active roster.
Saturday 3/4/1948 :
Chicago (N): MR Joe Ostrowski has been claimed off waivers from Philadelphia (N).
Saturday 4/1/1948 :
New York (A): Removed P Ed Lopat from waivers.
New York (A): Put P Lou Lucier on the 15 Day DL.
Washington: Put C Hal Wagner on the 15 Day DL.
Pittsburgh: Removed P Dick Errickson from waivers.
Philadelphia (A): P Bob Lemon was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (A): P Bob Lemon was assigned to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): SS Eddie Joost was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (A): SS Eddie Joost was assigned to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): LF Harry Craft was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (A): LF Harry Craft was assigned to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): RF Austin Knickerbocker was sent down from the active roster to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): LF Johnny Wyrostek was sent down from the active roster to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): LF Elmer Valo was promoted from to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): LF Harry Craft was promoted from AAA San Francisco Seals to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): Released 1B Neill Sheridan.
Philadelphia (A): 2B Monty Basgall was sent down from AAA San Francisco Seals to A Kansas City Athletics.
Philadelphia (A): SS Neil Berry was sent down from AAA San Francisco Seals to AA Oakland Athletics.
Philadelphia (A): RF Roberto Ortiz was sent down from AAA San Francisco Seals to AA Oakland Athletics.
Philadelphia (N): LF Chet Ross was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): LF Chet Ross was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Fred Bradley was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Fred Bradley was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Goodwin was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Goodwin was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Goodwin was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Konstanty was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Konstanty was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Elmer Singleton was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Chicago (N): RF Al Libke was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): RF Al Libke was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Joe Ostrowski was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): P Joe Ostrowski was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): Released SS Angel Fleitas.
Chicago (A): P Fred Hutchinson was promoted from to the active roster.
Chicago (A): Released P Al Mclean.
Chicago (A): P Woody Main was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (A): P Woody Main was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): P Clem Dreisewerd was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (A): P Clem Dreisewerd was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): Released P Ernest Groth.
Chicago (A): P Al Porto was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (A): P Al Porto was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): C Andy Seminick was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): 1B Earl Browne was put on the 15-Day DL.
St. Louis (N): P Ace Williams was promoted from to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Joe Gonzales was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): P Joe Gonzales was assigned to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Bob Joyce was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): P Bob Joyce was assigned to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Ernie White was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): P Ernie White was assigned to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): 3B Howard Easterling was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): 3B Howard Easterling was assigned to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): 3B Pete Suder was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): 3B Pete Suder was assigned to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): C Clyde Kluttz was promoted from AAA to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Robin Roberts was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): RF Joe Frazier was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): LF Hal Rice was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): CF Red Durrett was sent down from AAA to A .
St. Louis (N): CF Pete Milne was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): CF Dain Clay was sent down from the active roster to AAA .
St. Louis (N): CF Pete Milne was promoted from AAA to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): LF Ed Sauer was sent down from the active roster to AAA .
St. Louis (N): RF Ray Coleman was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): RF Jack Graham was promoted from AAA to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): 2B George Hausmann was sent down from the active roster to AAA .
St. Louis (N): P Robin Roberts was promoted from AAA to the active roster.
Boston (N): Released P Mike Balas.
Boston (N): Released P Mark Filley.
Sunday 4/9/1948 :
Cincinnati: Put CF Charlie Gilbert on the 15 Day DL.
Monday 4/17/1948 :
Chicago (A): P Woody Main was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (A): SS Phil Rizzuto was sent down from the active roster to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): 2B Augie Galan was promoted from to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Mickey Haefner was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Tommy Hughes was promoted from to the active roster.
Boston (A): Put 2B Babe Young on the 60 Day DL.
Brooklyn : Free agent Calvin Chapman has been signed to minor league deal.
Wednesday 5/3/1948 :
New York (A): Designated P Lou Lucier for assignment.
New York (A): Placed P Lou Lucier on irrevocable waivers.
Cleveland: Designated C Ben Huffman for assignment.
Cleveland: Placed C Ben Huffman on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit: Put P Jack Brewer on the 15 Day DL.
Thursday 5/11/1948 :
New York (A) : Free agent Mark Filley has been signed to a contract of $500,000 per year, for 1 years.
Brooklyn: Put P Pete Naktenis on the 15 Day DL.
Brooklyn: Put P Joe Wood on the 15 Day DL.
Cincinnati : Mel Ott has been signed to a contract extension, $320,000 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn : Free agent Mike Balas has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 1 years.
Brooklyn: P Mike Balas was put on the 40-man roster.
Brooklyn: P Mike Balas was assigned to the active roster.
Saturday 5/20/1948 :
New York (A): Released P Lou Lucier.
Cleveland: Released C Ben Huffman.
Saturday 5/27/1948 :
New York (A): Put SS Lester Lockett on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland : Elbie Fletcher has been signed to a contract extension, $4,790,000 per year, for 2 years.
Saturday 6/3/1948 :
Cleveland: Designated C Ken Silvestri for assignment.
Cleveland: Placed C Ken Silvestri on irrevocable waivers.
Cincinnati: Put P Jack Wilson on the 15 Day DL.
Chicago (N): P Bob Rush was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): P Tommy Byrne was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): P Bob Rush was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Ralph Branca was sent down from AAA Iowa Cubs to AA Peoria Chiefs.
Chicago (N): P Porter Vaughan was sent down from AA Peoria Chiefs to A Madison Cubs.
Chicago (N): Released P Rugger Ardizoia.
Chicago (N): P Windy Mccall was sent down from AAA Iowa Cubs to AA Peoria Chiefs.
Chicago (N): P Bud Swartz was sent down from AAA Iowa Cubs to A Madison Cubs.
Sunday 6/11/1948 :
St. Louis (A): Designated 2B Billy Sullivan for assignment.
St. Louis (A): Placed 2B Billy Sullivan on irrevocable waivers.
New York (A) : Quincy Trouppe has been signed to a contract extension, $5,020,000 per year, for 3 years.
New York (A) : Stubby Overmire has been signed to a contract extension, $6,580,000 per year, for 4 years.
Chicago (A) : Fred Hutchinson has been signed to a contract extension, $1,800,000 per year, for 4 years.
Chicago (A) : Jackie Robinson has been signed to a contract extension, $8,500,000 per year, for 7 years.
Chicago (A) : Gil Torres has been signed to a contract extension, $450,000 per year, for 3 years.
Chicago (N) : Bob Feller has been signed to a contract extension, $1,030,000 per year, for 3 years.
Chicago (N) : Bonnie Serrell has been signed to a contract extension, $4,900,000 per year, for 5 years.
St. Louis (N): P Ernie White was put on the 15-Day DL.
St. Louis (N): Released 1B Earl Browne.
St. Louis (N): Released P Rube Melton.
St. Louis (N): P Harry Taylor was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): P Harry Taylor was promoted from AA to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Don Grate was promoted from A to AA .
St. Louis (N): P Roy Wise was promoted from AA to AAA .
St. Louis (N): Released P Garth Mann.
St. Louis (N): P Rube Fischer was promoted from AA to AAA .
St. Louis (N): P Ed Chandler was promoted from AA to AAA .
St. Louis (N): P Clyde King was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): P George Eyrich was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): P Alex Kellner was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N) : Joe Orengo has been signed to a contract extension, $2,930,000 per year, for 3 years.
St. Louis (N) : Artie Wilson has been signed to a contract extension, $6,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
St. Louis (N) : Paul Gillespie has been signed to a contract extension, $3,500,000 per year, for 5 years.
Philadelphia (A) : Jim Tabor has been signed to a contract extension, $1,600,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (N) : Bill Donovan has been signed to a contract extension, $2,100,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (N) : Jimmy Bloodworth has been signed to a contract extension, $2,500,000 per year, for 4 years.
Monday 6/19/1948 :
Pittsburgh: Put CF Bill Wright on the 15 Day DL.
Pittsburgh: Put LF Barney Mccosky on the 15 Day DL.
Tuesday 6/20/1948 :
Cleveland: Released C Ken Silvestri.
Tuesday 6/27/1948 :
Boston (A): Put P Marv Breuer on the 15 Day DL.
Brooklyn: Released P Joe Beggs.
Wednesday 6/28/1948 :
St. Louis (A): Released 2B Billy Sullivan.
Thursday 7/6/1948 :
Washington: Put SS Lou Boudreau on the 15 Day DL.
Friday 7/14/1948 :
Philadelphia (A): 3B Thomas Butts was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (A): RF Vince Dimaggio was put on the 60-Day DL.
Philadelphia (A): CF Austin Knickerbocker was promoted from AAA San Francisco Seals to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): 2B Jack Conway was promoted from AAA San Francisco Seals to the active roster.
Cleveland: Put P Gene Lambert on the 15 Day DL.
Saturday 7/22/1948 :
New York (N): Released LF Dixie Walker.
Chicago (A): P Woody Main was promoted from to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Vern Bickford was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Vern Bickford was put on the 60-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): C Mike Garbark was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): C Mike Garbark was put on the 60-Day DL.
Sunday 7/30/1948 :
Washington : Jim Tobin has been signed to a contract extension, $525,000 per year, for 1 years.
Washington : Ray Sanders has been signed to a contract extension, $3,760,000 per year, for 2 years.
Washington : Preacher Roe has been signed to a contract extension, $608,000 per year, for 2 years.
Washington : Johnny Pesky has been signed to a contract extension, $4,390,000 per year, for 3 years.
Washington : Frank Colman has been signed to a contract extension, $320,000 per year, for 1 years.
Washington : Ralph Hodgin has been signed to a contract extension, $578,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Al Veigel has been signed to a contract extension, $5,070,000 per year, for 3 years.
Detroit : Clyde Mccullough has been signed to a contract extension, $300,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Buddy Rosar has been signed to a contract extension, $360,000 per year, for 3 years.
Detroit : Pee wee Reese has been signed to a contract extension, $520,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Art Rebel has been signed to a contract extension, $702,000 per year, for 1 years.
Chicago (N): C Mike Ulisney was promoted from A Madison Cubs to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): C Sal Yvars was sent down from AAA Iowa Cubs to AA Peoria Chiefs.
Chicago (A): RF Bud Metheny was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): Released P Cy Buker.
Philadelphia (A): P Chuck Stobbs was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (A): P Chuck Stobbs was put on the 60-Day DL.
Philadelphia (A): P Hal Gregg was promoted from AA Oakland Athletics to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): P Johnny Hetki was promoted from AA Oakland Athletics to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): P Lee Pfund was promoted from AA Oakland Athletics to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): P Steve Nagy was sent down from AAA San Francisco Seals to AA Oakland Athletics.
Philadelphia (A): P Jack Kramer was sent down from AAA San Francisco Seals to AA Oakland Athletics.
Philadelphia (A): P Lou Kretlow was promoted from AA Oakland Athletics to AAA San Francisco Seals.
Philadelphia (A): P Earl Henry was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (A): P Earl Henry was promoted from AAA San Francisco Seals to the active roster.
Trade between St. Louis (N) and Philadelphia (A) :
Philadelphia (A) gets :
P Bob Joyce
St. Louis (N) gets :
P Lee Pfund
Philadelphia (A): P Bob Joyce was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (A): Released P Wally Holborow.
Philadelphia (A): P Bob Joyce was assigned to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Lee Pfund was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): P Lee Pfund was promoted from AA to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P Alex Kellner was promoted from AA to AAA .
St. Louis (N): P Frank Papish was put on the 40-man roster.
St. Louis (N): P Frank Papish was promoted from AA to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): P George Eyrich was promoted from AA to AAA .
St. Louis (N): P George Eyrich was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): RF Mike Chartak was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): SS Charlie Brewster was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): 3B Nick Polly was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): 1B Chuck Kress was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): 2B Bobby Adams was sent down from AAA to AA .
St. Louis (N): C Dixie Parsons was sent down from AAA to AA .
Monday 7/31/1948 :
Boston (N): Released SS Jim Bucher... he retired.
Sunday 8/6/1948 :
Philadelphia (N): RF Max West was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): RF Vic Wertz was put on the 40-man roster.
Philadelphia (N): RF Vic Wertz was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Cincinnati : George Myatt has been signed to a contract extension, $1,200,000 per year, for 3 years.
Cincinnati : Dutch Meyer has been signed to a contract extension, $6,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
Monday 8/14/1948 :
Chicago (A): Released P Whitey Miller.
Cleveland : Harlond Clift has been signed to a contract extension, $4,400,000 per year, for 3 years.

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