MAJOR TRANSACTION NEWS
Saturday, 8/26/1944
Tuesday 1/31/1944 :
Chicago (N): P Lou Tost was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Wednesday 2/1/1944 :
Boston (A): Free agent CF Ernie Sulik has been signed to a contract of $3,400,000 per year, for 2 years.
New York (N): Free agent C Ed Madjeski has been signed to a contract of $4,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Pittsburgh: Free agent P Buck Rogers has been signed to a contract of $3,330,001 per year, for 2 years.
New York (A): Free agent P Clarence Pickrel has been signed to a contract of $3,530,000 per year, for 4 years.
Boston (A): Free agent P Tom Baker has been signed to a contract of $2,800,000 per year, for 3 years.
Thursday 2/2/1944 :
Chicago (N): Free agent 1B Tommy Henrich has been signed to a contract of $7,800,000 per year, for 5 years.
Chicago (A): Free agent P Cliff Melton has been signed to a contract of $703,000 per year, for 2 years.
Friday 2/3/1944 :
Cincinnati: Free agent SS Eddie Joost has been signed to a contract of $9,000,000 per year, for 4 years.
Chicago (N): Free agent SS Willie Wells has been signed to a contract of $2,000,000 per year, for 1 years.
Philadelphia (N): Free agent P Dutch Leonard has been signed to a contract of $2,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Saturday 2/4/1944 :
Philadelphia (N): Free agent P Mays Copeland has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 2 years.
Sunday 2/5/1944 :
Pittsburgh: Free agent 2B Ben Lindsey has been signed to a contract of $5,750,001 per year, for 3 years.
Monday 2/6/1944 :
Chicago (N): Free agent P Bertrum Hunter has been signed to a contract of $450,000 per year, for 1 years.
Chicago (N): Free agent P Bob Feller has been signed to a contract of $3,000,420 per year, for 5 years.
Tuesday 2/7/1944 :
Boston (N): Free agent SS Red Rolfe has been signed to a contract of $6,365,004 per year, for 3 years.
Boston (A): Free agent RF Neil Robinson has been signed to a contract of $2,250,000 per year, for 2 years.
St. Louis (N): Free agent RF Joe Vosmik has been signed to a contract of $6,700,000 per year, for 3 years.
St. Louis (N): Free agent P Jim Winford has been signed to a contract of $6,700,000 per year, for 3 years.
Wednesday 2/8/1944 :
Brooklyn: Free agent P Joe Gonzales has been signed to a contract of $1,600,000 per year, for 3 years.
Thursday 2/9/1944 :
Cincinnati: Free agent P John Williams has been signed to a contract of $15,050,000 per year, for 2 years.
Boston (N): Free agent P Carlos Moore has been signed to a contract of $600,000 per year, for 1 years.
Friday 2/10/1944 :
Boston (A): Free agent 2B Ben Sankey has been signed to a contract of $450,000 per year, for 1 years.
Boston (A): Free agent P Al Hollingsworth has been signed to a contract of $475,000 per year, for 1 years.
Sunday 2/12/1944 :
Detroit: Put P Junior Thompson on the 15 Day DL.
New York (A): Free agent P Johnny Vander meer has been signed to a contract of $2,000,000 per year, for 4 years.
Wednesday 2/15/1944 :
New York (A): Free agent 2B Matt Carlisle has been signed to a contract of $600,000 per year, for 1 years.
Saturday 2/18/1944 :
New York (A): P Bill Kennedy was sent down from the active roster to AAA Newark Bears.
New York (A): P Ace Adams was sent down from the active roster to AAA Newark Bears.
New York (A): 2B Matt Carlisle was assigned to AAA Newark Bears.
Philadelphia (N): P Tom Clyde was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Johnny Schmitz was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): RF Frenchy Bordagaray was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): 3B Creepy Crespi was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Brooklyn: Free agent P Sid Peterson has been signed to a contract of $1,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent C Jake Early has been signed to a contract of $350,000 per year, for 2 years.
Sunday 2/19/1944 :
Brooklyn: Free agent C Ken O'dea has been signed to a contract of $600,000 per year, for 1 years.
Wednesday 2/22/1944 :
Pittsburgh: Free agent CF Terris Mcduffie has been signed to a contract of $775,001 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 2/23/1944 :
Cincinnati: Free agent 2B Glenn Chapman has been signed to a contract of $570,000 per year, for 1 years.
Friday 2/24/1944 :
St. Louis (N): Free agent P Ray Harrell has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 1 years.
Tuesday 2/28/1944 :
Cincinnati: Free agent P Whitey Moore has been signed to a contract of $2,700,000 per year, for 1 years.
Saturday 4/1/1944 :
Boston (A): Released P Sol Carter.
Boston (A): Released 2B Jimmy Jordan.
Chicago (A): P Max Lanier was put on the 15-Day DL.
Cincinnati: Released RF Johnny Oulliber.
Chicago (N): P Vern Curtis was put on the 15-Day DL.
St. Louis (N): P Ray Harrell was assigned to AAA .
Sunday 4/9/1944 :
New York (A): Put P Nub Kleinke on waivers and designated him for assignment.
New York (A): P Red Barrett was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): P Lefty Gomez was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Jake Wade.
Philadelphia (N): P Mickey Haefner was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Chicago (A): 2B Pete Coscarart was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Tuesday 4/25/1944 :
Philadelphia (N): P Bill Lohrman was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): P Cal Mclish was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies 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 Al Jurisich was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (A): Placed P Paul Gehrman on waivers.
Brooklyn: Put RF Taffy Wright on the 60 Day DL.
Thursday 5/4/1944 :
Cincinnati: MR Paul Gehrman has been claimed off waivers from Philadelphia (A).
Wednesday 5/10/1944 :
Trade between New York (A) and Chicago (N) :
Chicago (N) gets :
LF Johnny Dickshot
P Clarence Pickrel
New York (A) gets :
P Dizzy Dean
LF Roy Cullenbine
New York (A): P Nub Kleinke was sent down from the active roster to AAA Newark Bears.
Chicago (N): P Dale Matthewson was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): P Bob Feller was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): P Bill Butland was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Friday 5/12/1944 :
Philadelphia (A): P Steve Larkin was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (A): Released P Jack Kraus.
Philadelphia (A): Released P Pinky Woods.
Thursday 5/18/1944 :
St. Louis (A): Put P Carl Doyle on the 15 Day DL.
Boston (N): Put C Ray Mueller on the 60 Day DL.
Saturday 6/3/1944 :
St. Louis (N): Put C Paul Gillespie on the 15 Day DL.
Sunday 6/4/1944 :
Boston (A): Released C Oliver Hill.
St. Louis (A): Released CF Frenchy Uhalt.
Boston (N): Released CF Goody Rosen.
Sunday 6/11/1944 :
Chicago (N): 3B Howard Easterling was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): Released LF Ernie Koy.
Chicago (N): SS Lester Lockett was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Boston (A): Put 3B Pete Reiser on the 15 Day DL.
Wednesday 6/21/1944 :
Chicago (A): P Tal Abernathy was put on the 60-Day DL.
Chicago (A): Released P Johnnie Wittig.
Chicago (A): Released P Jack Kramer.
Chicago (A): P Joe Nuxhall was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): Released P Joe Mulligan.
Chicago (A): P Steve Roser was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): P Whitey Miller was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): Put CF Terry Moore on waivers and designated him for assignment.
Chicago (A): 1B Lennie Pearson was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): Released CF Terry Moore.
New York (A): 3B George Kell was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): P Cal Mclish was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Joe Haynes.
Saturday 7/1/1944 :
Chicago (N): P Stuart Jones was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): P Joe Coleman was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Saturday 7/8/1944 :
Cincinnati: Released 2B Billy Herman.
Sunday 7/9/1944 :
Cincinnati : Birdie Tebbetts has been signed to a contract extension, $1,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Monday 7/17/1944 :
Chicago (N): P Al Gerheauser was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): C Josh Gibson was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): P Ralph Branca was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): C George Dickey was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Joe Page was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Washington: Put P Bill Crouch on the 15 Day DL.
Tuesday 7/25/1944 :
Detroit: Put 2B Odell Hale on the 15 Day DL.
Detroit: Put P Tommy Bridges on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland : Andy Bednar has been signed to a contract extension, $1,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Boston (A) : Free agent Terry Moore has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 1 years.
Trade between Cleveland and Philadelphia (N) :
Philadelphia (N) gets :
C Tony Dephillips
Cleveland gets :
CF Carden Gillenwater
Trade between Chicago (A) and New York (A) :
New York (A) gets :
P Stubby Overmire
C Bill Conroy
Chicago (A) gets :
C Sammy Holbrook
P Bill Fleming
Trade between Philadelphia (N) and Chicago (N) :
Chicago (N) gets :
P Lefty Gomez
P Warren Spahn
P Ed Lopat
Philadelphia (N) gets :
P Al Gerheauser
P Leon Day
Trade between Chicago (N) and New York (A) :
New York (A) gets :
P Lefty Gomez
P Ed Lopat
2B Johnny Lipon
Chicago (N) gets :
P Bill Donovan
RF Vince Dimaggio
Philadelphia (N): P Dick Fowler was sent down from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to AA Reading Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Tommy Hughes was promoted from AA Reading Phillies to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Harry Feldman was promoted from AA Reading Phillies to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Tom Clyde.
Philadelphia (N): P Mickey Haefner was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Mike Kosman.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Ken Chase.
Philadelphia (N): P Rogers Mckee was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Dave Odom.
Philadelphia (N): LF Charlie Keller was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): Released LF Babe Martin.
Philadelphia (N): Released SS Roy Valdes.
Philadelphia (N): 3B Creepy Crespi was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): C Harry Chozen was promoted from AA Reading Phillies to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): C Mike Garbark was sent down from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to AA Reading Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): Released C Tony Dephillips.
Philadelphia (N): Released C Bill Starr.
New York (A): P Ed Lopat was put on the 15-Day DL.
New York (A): C Bill Conroy was promoted from AAA Newark Bears to the active roster.
Chicago (A): C Andy Seminick was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (N): P Joe Coleman was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): Released P Russ Meers.
Chicago (N): RF Vince Dimaggio was assigned to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): RF Vince Dimaggio was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Wednesday 8/2/1944 :
Detroit: Put P Harry Boyles on the 15 Day DL.
St. Louis (N): Put P Jim Winford on the 15 Day DL.
Detroit : Tommy Bridges has been signed to a contract extension, $3,720,000 per year, for 1 years.
Detroit : Tom Padden has been signed to a contract extension, $684,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Buddy Rosar has been signed to a contract extension, $300,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Morrie Arnovich has been signed to a contract extension, $675,000 per year, for 2 years.
Washington : Zeke Bonura has been signed to a contract extension, $570,000 per year, for 2 years.
Washington : Stan Hack has been signed to a contract extension, $460,000 per year, for 1 years.
Washington : Billy Myers has been signed to a contract extension, $310,000 per year, for 2 years.
Washington : Al Lopez has been signed to a contract extension, $1,500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 8/10/1944 :
Cleveland: Put P Earl Johnson on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland : Ken Keltner has been signed to a contract extension, $16,000,000 per year, for 6 years.
Friday 8/11/1944 :
Boston (A): Designated P Al Hollingsworth for assignment.
Boston (A): Designated CF Terry Moore for assignment.
Friday 8/18/1944 :
Detroit: Put P Jack Brewer on the 15 Day DL.

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