MAJOR TRANSACTION NEWS
Wednesday, 5/3/1948
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): Placed P Joe Ostrowski on 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.
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 (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.
Saturday 3/4/1948 :
Chicago (N): MR Joe Ostrowski has been claimed off waivers from Philadelphia (N).
Saturday 4/1/1948 :
New York (A): Put P Lou Lucier on the 15 Day DL.
Washington: Put C Hal Wagner on the 15 Day DL.
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 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 promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Fred Bradley was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active 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 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 promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Joe Ostrowski was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): Released SS Angel Fleitas.
Chicago (A): Released P Al Mclean.
Chicago (A): P Woody Main was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active 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 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): C Clyde Kluttz was promoted from AAA to the active 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 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 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 (N): P Mickey Haefner was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Boston (A): Put 2B Babe Young on the 60 Day DL.

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