LEAGUE NEWS
Wednesday, 5/3/1948
Tuesday 1/31/1948 :
Al Blanche retires ...
Clay Bryant retires ...
Mort Cooper retires ...
Slick Castleman retires ...
Frank Demaree retires ...
Pete Fox retires ...
Sid Gautreaux retires ...
Dom Dallessandro retires ...
Vern Curtis retires ...
Dutch Leonard retires ...
Bud Hafey retires ...
Glenn Liebhardt retires ...
Joe Kohlman retires ...
Jim Hayes retires ...
Al Milnar retires ...
Randy Moore retires ...
Vic Johnson retires ...
Eddie Silber retires ...
Ernie Sulik retires ...
Bill Patton retires ...
Jim Tennant retires ...
Henry Kimbro retires ...
Johnnie Wittig retires ...
Obie Lackey retires ...
Joe Vosmik retires ...
Pinky Woods retires ...
BOS: Joe Cicero retires ...
BOS: Francisco Coimbre retires ...
BOS: Frankie Hayes retires ...
BOS: Jack Radtke retires ...
BOS: Moe Franklin retires ...
BOS: Jackie Price retires ...
BOS: Andy Gilbert retires ...
NYY: Chet Covington retires ...
NYY: Lefty Gomez retires ...
He will be in the Hall Of Fame!
NYY: Lyle Judy retires ...
NYY: Buddy Hancken retires ...
PHA: Joe Grace retires ...
WAS: Dizzy Dean retires ...
CHA: Tony Robello retires ...
CLE: Ralph Hamner retires ...
CLE: George Binks retires ...
CLE: Jo-jo Moore retires ...
He will be in the Hall Of Fame!
CLE: Milt Gray retires ...
CLE: Tommy Reis retires ...
CLE: Andy Karl retires ...
CLE: Bert Hogg retires ...
CLE: Les Scarsella retires ...
DET: Boyd Perry retires ...
DET: Les Willis retires ...
DET: Johnny Johnson retires ...
DET: Harry Boyles retires ...
DET: Frank Croucher retires ...
DET: Lefty Smoll retires ...
SLA: Robert Palm retires ...
He will be in the Hall Of Fame!
SLA: George Archie retires ...
SLA: Joe Kracher retires ...
SLA: Glenn Crawford retires ...
SLA: Eddie Smith retires ...
SLA: Garton Del savio retires ...
BSN: Tommy Fine retires ...
BSN: Rod Dedeaux retires ...
BSN: Al Cuccinello retires ...
BSN: Dave Coble retires ...
BSN: Scat Metha retires ...
BSN: Bill Webb retires ...
CIN: Hugh Mulcahy retires ...
CIN: Jim Winford retires ...
CIN: Alf Anderson retires ...
CIN: Lew Carpenter retires ...
PHI: Bruce Ogrodowski retires ...
PHI: Joe Gallagher retires ...
PHI: Walter Wilson retires ...
PIT: Ed Heusser retires ...
PIT: Ernie Lombardi retires ...
PIT: Roy Hughes retires ...
PIT: Charlie Moss retires ...
PIT: Jug Thesenga retires ...
PIT: Al Glossop retires ...
PIT: Irv Bartling retires ...
PIT: Frank Barrett retires ...
PIT: Steve Peek retires ...
PIT: Russ Bauers retires ...
BRO: Willard Brown retires ...
BRO: Lee Stine retires ...
BRO: Merv Connors retires ...
BRO: Gene Lillard retires ...
BRO: George Washburn retires ...
BRO: Herb Bremer retires ...
CHC: George Turbeville retires ...
NYN: Swede Larsen retires ...
NYN: Nate Andrews retires ...
NYN: Larry Crawford retires ...
NYN: Jack Salveson retires ...
NYN: Hal Epps retires ...
NYN: Lynn Myers retires ...
NYN: Hank Greenberg retires ...
He will be in the Hall Of Fame!
NYN: Jim Asbell retires ...
STL: Don Ross retires ...
STL: George Bradley retires ...
STL: Earl Cook retires ...
STL: Benny Culp retires ...
NYY: Fan loyalty drops to Poor...
NYN: Fan loyalty increases to Very Good!
New York (N) : Team market grows to Really Big!
BOS:Bill Bevens gets a new one-year contract worth $450,000 through salary arbitration.
BOS:Tommy De la cruz gets a new one-year contract worth $2,050,000 through salary arbitration.
BOS:Bill Kalfass gets a new one-year contract worth $1,878,571 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Lorenzo Davis gets a new one-year contract worth $1,207,143 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Johnny Lindell gets a new one-year contract worth $1,357,143 through salary arbitration.
NYY:George Kell gets a new one-year contract worth $1,157,143 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Hoot Evers gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Lou Lucier gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Walt Lanfranconi gets a new one-year contract worth $3,014,286 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Hal White gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
NYY:Stubby Overmire gets a new one-year contract worth $6,264,286 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Jesse Flores gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Eddie Lake gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Johnny Wyrostek gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Cy Buker gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Tex Shirley gets a new one-year contract worth $7,100,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Bill Nagel gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Al Rubeling gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Charlie Gassaway gets a new one-year contract worth $1,450,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Charley Suche gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Wally Holborow gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Don Kolloway gets a new one-year contract worth $857,143 through salary arbitration.
PHA:Jim Hickey gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Randy Gumpert gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Johnny Pesky gets a new one-year contract worth $3,207,143 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Ray Sanders gets a new one-year contract worth $1,685,714 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Ralph Hodgin gets a new one-year contract worth $400,000 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Mack Stewart gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Frank Colman gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Mike Naymick gets a new one-year contract worth $517,143 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Les Mueller gets a new one-year contract worth $400,000 through salary arbitration.
WAS:Wimpy Quinn gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Ron Northey gets a new one-year contract worth $402,857 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Steve Roser gets a new one-year contract worth $457,143 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Howie Pollet gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Jackie Robinson gets a new one-year contract worth $6,292,857 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Paul Campbell gets a new one-year contract worth $835,714 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Gil Torres gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Al Mclean gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Whitey Miller gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHA:Morrie Aderholt gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Al Zarilla gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Johnny Gorsica gets a new one-year contract worth $917,143 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Gene Lambert gets a new one-year contract worth $4,235,714 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Earl Johnson gets a new one-year contract worth $4,835,714 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Stan Ferens gets a new one-year contract worth $4,814,286 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Johnny Humphries gets a new one-year contract worth $1,015,000 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Tom Earley gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Stan Benjamin gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Lou Klein gets a new one-year contract worth $1,528,571 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Stan Sperry gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CLE:Dick Mulligan gets a new one-year contract worth $4,178,571 through salary arbitration.
DET:Dick Wakefield gets a new one-year contract worth $3,371,429 through salary arbitration.
DET:Al Veigel gets a new one-year contract worth $2,078,571 through salary arbitration.
DET:Moon Mullen gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
DET:Clyde Mccullough gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
DET:Art Rebel gets a new one-year contract worth $1,600,000 through salary arbitration.
DET:Bob Carpenter gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
DET:Cookie Cuccurullo gets a new one-year contract worth $2,371,429 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Johnny Hutchings gets a new one-year contract worth $2,325,714 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Art Lopatka gets a new one-year contract worth $623,571 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Russ Christopher gets a new one-year contract worth $2,685,714 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Snuffy Stirnweiss gets a new one-year contract worth $2,078,571 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Lum Harris gets a new one-year contract worth $1,514,286 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Red Embree gets a new one-year contract worth $2,442,857 through salary arbitration.
SLA:John Dagenhard gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
SLA:Buddy Hassett gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BSN:George Scharein gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Sid Gordon gets a new one-year contract worth $5,371,429 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Allie Reynolds gets a new one-year contract worth $1,528,571 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Jim Bucher gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Rankin Johnson gets a new one-year contract worth $1,291,429 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Johnny Welaj gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Bill Lefebvre gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Hank Borowy gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Andy Pafko gets a new one-year contract worth $422,857 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Danny Litwhiler gets a new one-year contract worth $3,721,429 through salary arbitration.
BSN:Al Brazle gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CIN:Benny Mccoy gets a new one-year contract worth $775,714 through salary arbitration.
CIN:Eddie Stanky gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CIN:Dutch Meyer gets a new one-year contract worth $4,057,143 through salary arbitration.
CIN:Jim Russell gets a new one-year contract worth $2,850,000 through salary arbitration.
CIN:Dixie Howell gets a new one-year contract worth $1,422,857 through salary arbitration.
CIN:Ronnie Miller gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Al Gerheauser gets a new one-year contract worth $685,714 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Hank Thompson gets a new one-year contract worth $4,364,286 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Butch Nieman gets a new one-year contract worth $3,371,429 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Creepy Crespi gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Bill Salkeld gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Mickey Haefner gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Rogers Mckee gets a new one-year contract worth $497,143 through salary arbitration.
PHI:Bill Donovan gets a new one-year contract worth $2,092,857 through salary arbitration.
PIT:Johnny Lucadello gets a new one-year contract worth $1,674,286 through salary arbitration.
PIT:Butch Wensloff gets a new one-year contract worth $580,000 through salary arbitration.
PIT:Frank Mccormick gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PIT:Harl Maggert gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
PIT:Eddie Waitkus gets a new one-year contract worth $1,157,143 through salary arbitration.
PIT:Tommy Holmes gets a new one-year contract worth $2,685,714 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Joe Wood gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Sid Peterson gets a new one-year contract worth $1,280,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Jake Early gets a new one-year contract worth $600,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Milt Byrnes gets a new one-year contract worth $1,892,857 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Johnny Sain gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Red Munger gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Hal Spindel gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Milo Candini gets a new one-year contract worth $1,828,571 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Taffy Wright gets a new one-year contract worth $402,857 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Emmett O'neill gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Bobby Sturgeon gets a new one-year contract worth $614,286 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Joe Beggs gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
BRO:Terry Moore gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Gil Hodges gets a new one-year contract worth $5,864,286 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Bonnie Serrell gets a new one-year contract worth $3,721,429 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Johnny Beazley gets a new one-year contract worth $461,429 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Joe Schultz gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Del Young gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Joe Coleman gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
CHC:Joe Page gets a new one-year contract worth $747,857 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Hi Bithorn gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Virgil Trucks gets a new one-year contract worth $1,807,143 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Bob Scheffing gets a new one-year contract worth $600,000 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Eddie Miller gets a new one-year contract worth $2,314,286 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Harry Shuman gets a new one-year contract worth $420,000 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Johnny Podgajny gets a new one-year contract worth $3,514,286 through salary arbitration.
NYN:Owen Scheetz gets a new one-year contract worth $920,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Jose Zardon gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Earl Browne gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Paul Gillespie gets a new one-year contract worth $1,985,714 through salary arbitration.
STL:Joe Orengo gets a new one-year contract worth $2,564,286 through salary arbitration.
STL:Gene Hermanski gets a new one-year contract worth $497,143 through salary arbitration.
STL:Artie Wilson gets a new one-year contract worth $3,828,571 through salary arbitration.
STL:Rube Melton gets a new one-year contract worth $482,143 through salary arbitration.
STL:George Hausmann gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Baby Ortiz gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Ace Williams gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Len Perme gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
STL:Ray Harrell gets a new one-year contract worth $350,000 through salary arbitration.
Saturday 4/1/1948 :
PHA: Tex Shirley pitches a 2-hit shutout against Boston (A)!!
Tuesday 4/4/1948 :
Joe Medwick hits a 504-foot homerun!!
Monday 4/10/1948 :
American League-Player of the Week:
RF Ralph Kiner (WAS)!
He batted .381 in 21 AB, with 6 HR and 12 RBI.
National League-Player of the Week:
2B Larry Doby (PIT)!
He batted .348 in 23 AB, with 5 HR and 15 RBI.
WAS: Ralph Kiner has homered in 6 straight games!
CLE: Rudy York hits his 500th career homer!!
Tuesday 4/11/1948 :
PHA: Eddie Joost sets a new single game AL-Record for Bases on Balls with 5!
BOS: Marv Breuer pitches a 3-hit shutout against Detroit!!
BSN: Danny Litwhiler slams 3 homers against Brooklyn.
Friday 4/14/1948 :
Joe Medwick hits a 489-foot homerun!!
Monday 4/17/1948 :
American League-Player of the Week:
LF Red Schoendienst (WAS)!
He batted .636 in 22 AB, with 1 HR and 8 RBI.
National League-Player of the Week:
1B Ted Kluszewski (WAS)!
He batted .500 in 18 AB, with 4 HR and 11 RBI.
PHA: Stuart Jones sets a new single game Philadelphia (A)-Record for Strikeouts with 16!
PHA: Stuart Jones fans 17 batters against Chicago (A).
Harlond Clift hits a 506-foot homerun!!
Saturday 4/22/1948 :
PHI: Johnny Rigney pitches a 2-hit shutout against Chicago (N)!!
Monday 4/24/1948 :
American League-Player of the Week:
SS Jackie Robinson (CHA)!
He batted .520 in 25 AB, with 2 HR and 6 RBI.
National League-Player of the Week:
2B Hank Thompson (PHI)!
He batted .538 in 26 AB, with 4 HR and 6 RBI.
Tuesday 4/25/1948 :
George Case hits a 509-foot homerun!!
Thursday 4/27/1948 :
CHC: Ted Williams hits his 600th career homer!!
CIN: Sam Nahem pitches a 2-hit shutout against Pittsburgh!!
Friday 4/28/1948 :
PHI: Johnny Schmitz pitches a 2-hit shutout against Boston (N)!!
Monday 5/1/1948 :
American League-Player of the Week:
P Stubby Overmire (NYY)!
He won 2 games, with one shutout, pitched 18 innings
with an ERA of 2.00, fanning 9.
National League-Player of the Week:
2B Joe Gordon (CIN)!
He batted .609 in 23 AB, with 2 HR and 10 RBI.
American League-Pitcher of the Month:
Stubby Overmire (NYY)!
He had a record of 5-2 in 8 games started, with an ERA of 3.00 and 1 shutouts.
American League-Batter of the Month:
Eddie Robinson (BOS)!
He batted .314 in 86 AB, with 13 homers and 28 RBI.
National League-Pitcher of the Month:
Johnny Schmitz (PHI)!
He had a record of 5-2 in 7 games started, with an ERA of 3.23 and 2 shutouts.
National League-Batter of the Month:
Ted Kluszewski (BOS)!
He batted .405 in 74 AB, with 12 homers and 27 RBI.

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