MAJOR TRANSACTION NEWS
Sunday, 9/17/1945
Tuesday 1/31/1945 :
New York (A): P Ernie White was put on the 15-Day DL.
Wednesday 2/1/1945 :
Cincinnati: Free agent 2B Joe Gordon has been signed to a contract of $12,222,222 per year, for 6 years.
New York (N): Free agent CF Randy Moore has been signed to a contract of $450,000 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 2/2/1945 :
Cincinnati: Free agent P Johnny Marcum has been signed to a contract of $4,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Friday 2/3/1945 :
Cleveland: Free agent LF Wally Moses has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 1 years.
Saturday 2/4/1945 :
Cleveland: Free agent P Jim Hayes has been signed to a contract of $9,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cleveland: Free agent RF Lazaro Salazar has been signed to a contract of $3,000,000 per year, for 1 years.
Cincinnati: Free agent P Marius Russo has been signed to a contract of $6,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (N): Free agent LF Mel Almada has been signed to a contract of $900,000 per year, for 3 years.
Cleveland: Free agent 2B Boze Berger has been signed to a contract of $305,000 per year, for 1 years.
Sunday 2/5/1945 :
Philadelphia (N): Free agent LF Max West has been signed to a contract of $9,500,000 per year, for 5 years.
Tuesday 2/7/1945 :
Boston (N): Free agent C Harry Danning has been signed to a contract of $5,035,000 per year, for 2 years.
St. Louis (A): Free agent CF Terry Moore has been signed to a contract of $750,000 per year, for 1 years.
Thursday 2/9/1945 :
New York (N): Free agent CF Bob Elliott has been signed to a contract of $6,000,000 per year, for 4 years.
Friday 2/10/1945 :
Chicago (A): Free agent 1B Gene Hasson has been signed to a contract of $5,500,000 per year, for 6 years.
Cincinnati: Free agent P Jim Tennant has been signed to a contract of $3,800,000 per year, for 1 years.
Boston (N): Free agent P Bill Perrin has been signed to a contract of $1,265,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cincinnati: Free agent 2B Dick Culler has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 1 years.
Saturday 2/11/1945 :
New York (N): Free agent CF Jo-jo White has been signed to a contract of $500,000 per year, for 1 years.
New York (N): Free agent C Sid Gautreaux has been signed to a contract of $600,000 per year, for 2 years.
New York (N): Free agent 2B Obie Lackey has been signed to a contract of $500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Sunday 2/12/1945 :
Cincinnati: Put P Hugh Mulcahy on the 60 Day DL.
Wednesday 2/15/1945 :
Cleveland: Free agent 1B Hal Trosky has been signed to a contract of $17,222,222 per year, for 5 years.
Cincinnati: Free agent LF Frank Demaree has been signed to a contract of $5,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
New York (N): Free agent SS Calvin Chapman has been signed to a contract of $1,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Boston (A): Free agent P Junie Barnes has been signed to a contract of $3,750,000 per year, for 4 years.
Boston (A): Free agent P Mark Filley has been signed to a contract of $2,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
Thursday 2/16/1945 :
Boston (A): Free agent RF George Selkirk has been signed to a contract of $3,650,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cincinnati: Free agent P Ken Chase has been signed to a contract of $1,400,000 per year, for 1 years.
Saturday 2/18/1945 :
St. Louis (A): Free agent LF Sam Warmack has been signed to a contract of $650,000 per year, for 2 years.
Sunday 2/19/1945 :
Boston (A): Free agent 2B Ben Sankey has been signed to a contract of $750,000 per year, for 1 years.
Boston (N): Free agent P Slick Castleman has been signed to a contract of $300,000 per year, for 2 years.
Wednesday 2/22/1945 :
Boston (N): Free agent P Dizzy Trout has been signed to a contract of $11,000,004 per year, for 5 years.
Saturday 2/25/1945 :
Boston (A): Free agent P Jim Tobin has been signed to a contract of $2,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Boston (A): Free agent C John Bottarini has been signed to a contract of $750,000 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent RF Hersh Martin has been signed to a contract of $527,000 per year, for 1 years.
Pittsburgh: Free agent RF Sammy Byrd has been signed to a contract of $480,001 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent P Bill Lohrman has been signed to a contract of $400,000 per year, for 2 years.
Monday 2/27/1945 :
Brooklyn: Free agent SS John Mihalic has been signed to a contract of $589,000 per year, for 1 years.
Tuesday 2/28/1945 :
Pittsburgh: Free agent CF Goody Rosen has been signed to a contract of $575,001 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 3/2/1945 :
Chicago (A): P Joe Nuxhall was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): 1B Thomas Butts was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): 1B Lennie Pearson was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): C Andy Seminick was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): P Tal Abernathy was promoted from to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): P Max Lanier was promoted from to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): P Xavier Rescigno was promoted from to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): RF Bud Metheny was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (N): C Joe Schultz was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Philadelphia (N): CF Nick Tremark was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Cal Mclish 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): Released P Al Jurisich.
St. Louis (A): Released P Jack Franklin.
St. Louis (A): Released P Ken Weafer.
St. Louis (A): Released P Ken Brondell.
Boston (N): Released P Gene Patton.
Chicago (A): 2B Morrie Aderholt was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): SS Jackie Robinson was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Saturday 4/1/1945 :
Chicago (N): LF Johnny Dickshot was put on the 60-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): 1B Parnell Woods was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
New York (A): P Lou Lucier was put on the 15-Day DL.
New York (A): P Chet Covington was promoted from AAA Newark Bears to the active roster.
Cleveland: Put CF Carden Gillenwater on the 15 Day DL.
St. Louis (N): Put 1B Earl Browne on the 15 Day DL.
New York (A): P Hal White was promoted from AAA Newark Bears to the active roster.
New York (A): P Jorge Comellas was promoted from A Durham Bulls to AAA Newark Bears.
New York (A): P Steve Gerkin was promoted from A Durham Bulls to AAA Newark Bears.
New York (A): Released P Nub Kleinke.
New York (A): C Red Hayworth was sent down from AAA Newark Bears to AA Binghamton Triplets.
New York (A): LF Hoot Evers was promoted from AAA Newark Bears to the active roster.
Chicago (N): RF Eddie Lukon was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Boston (A): Released P Harry Matuzak.
Philadelphia (A): Released P Hal Gregg.
Philadelphia (A): Released P Vic Johnson.
Philadelphia (A): Released 1B Gene Corbett.
Philadelphia (A): Released 1B Chubby Dean.
Philadelphia (A): Released 3B Leo Norris.
Philadelphia (A): Released LF Frank Jelincich.
Philadelphia (A): Released LF Red Marion.
Philadelphia (A): Released RF Dom Dallessandro.
Pittsburgh: Released CF Goody Rosen.
Sunday 4/9/1945 :
Pittsburgh: Released RF Sammy Byrd.
Brooklyn: Put SS Vern Stephens on the 15 Day DL.
Tuesday 4/25/1945 :
Chicago (N): Put P Bill Butland on waivers and designated him for assignment.
Chicago (N): P Joe Coleman was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Al Gerheauser was put on the 60-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Wilson was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Boston (A): Put P Arnold Carter on the 15 Day DL.
Detroit: Released CF Woody Wheaton.
Detroit: Put P Tommy Bridges on the 15 Day DL.
Cincinnati: Put P Marius Russo on the 15 Day DL.
Cincinnati: Put SS Arky Vaughan on the 15 Day DL.
Thursday 5/11/1945 :
Chicago (N): P Bill Butland was assigned to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): P Hal Kleine was sent down from AAA Iowa Cubs to AA Peoria Chiefs.
New York (A): P Ed Lopat was promoted from to AAA Newark Bears.
New York (A): Released P Chet Covington.
Detroit: Put P Red Anderson on the 15 Day DL.
Boston (N): Put P Dave Koslo on the 15 Day DL.
Cincinnati: Put P Johnny Marcum on the 15 Day DL.
Friday 5/12/1945 :
Cleveland: Released LF Larry Rosenthal.
Friday 5/19/1945 :
St. Louis (N): Put P Paul Erickson on the 60 Day DL.
Saturday 5/27/1945 :
Cleveland : Jo-jo Moore has been signed to a contract extension, $4,500,000 per year, for 1 years.
Chicago (N) : Lester Lockett has been signed to a contract extension, $1,620,000 per year, for 2 years.
New York (A) : Lou Chiozza has been signed to a contract extension, $4,370,000 per year, for 2 years.
Chicago (N): Placed P Bertrum Hunter on waivers.
Chicago (A): Released P Max Lanier.
Chicago (A): Released P Chink Zachary.
Chicago (A): Released P Cotton Pippen.
Chicago (A): Released P Bob Katz.
Philadelphia (N): Released P Jim Reninger.
Sunday 5/28/1945 :
St. Louis (A): Released CF Terry Moore.
Saturday 6/3/1945 :
Trade between Philadelphia (N) and Chicago (N) :
Chicago (N) gets :
P Leon Day
Philadelphia (N) gets :
P Stuart Jones
Philadelphia (N): P Cal Mclish was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Washington: Put P Mike Naymick on the 15 Day DL.
Detroit: Put LF Jimmy Wasdell on the 15 Day DL.
Pittsburgh: Released 1B Jack Burns.
Monday 6/19/1945 :
Cleveland: Put C Rudy York on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland: Put P Dick Mulligan on the 15 Day DL.
Tuesday 6/20/1945 :
Cincinnati: Released P Whitey Moore.
Tuesday 6/27/1945 :
Chicago (A): P Orval Grove was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): P Tal Abernathy was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): P Bill Fleming was sent down from the active roster to AAA Peoria.
Chicago (A): P Joe Nuxhall was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (A): Released P Charley Stanceu.
Chicago (A): Released P Walter Signer.
Chicago (A): P Bill Sayles was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): 3B Leroy Morney was put on the 15-Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): CF Jerry Benjamin was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Rodolfo Fernandez was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Warren Spahn 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.
Thursday 7/6/1945 :
Chicago (N): P Bill Butland was sent down from the active roster to AAA Iowa Cubs.
Chicago (N): P Bob Feller was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Philadelphia (N): P Dick Fowler was promoted from AA Reading Phillies to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Friday 7/14/1945 :
Cleveland : Elbie Fletcher has been signed to a contract extension, $8,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
New York (A): LF Hoot Evers was put on the 15-Day DL.
Sunday 7/23/1945 :
Chicago (A): SS Jackie Robinson was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (A): 2B Morrie Aderholt was put on the 15-Day DL.
Washington: Put C Al Lopez on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland : Harlond Clift has been signed to a contract extension, $10,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (N): P Cal Mclish was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Jim Wilson was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Hooks Iott was promoted from AA Reading Phillies to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Elmer Singleton was promoted from A Cape May Phillies to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): P Andy Hansen was sent down from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to AA Reading Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): C Roy Campanella was sent down from the active roster to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies.
Philadelphia (N): C Bruce Ogrodowski was promoted from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Phillies to the active roster.
Chicago (A): P Orval Grove was promoted from AAA Peoria to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Bob Feller was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): P Billy Pierce was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): Released P Buck Ross.
Chicago (N): P Sam Zoldak was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P George Woodend was promoted from AAA Iowa Cubs to the active roster.
New York (A): P Hardin Cathey was promoted from AAA Newark Bears to the active roster.
New York (A): P Lou Lucier was sent down from the active roster to AAA Newark Bears.
New York (A): P Jorge Comellas was promoted from AAA Newark Bears to the active roster.
Monday 7/31/1945 :
New York (A): P Ernie White was sent down from the active roster to AAA Newark Bears.
Monday 8/7/1945 :
Pittsburgh : Barney Mccosky has been signed to a contract extension, $5,800,000 per year, for 3 years.
Pittsburgh : Buck Rogers has been signed to a contract extension, $700,000 per year, for 2 years.
Wednesday 8/9/1945 :
Detroit: Released LF Jake Powell.
Tuesday 8/15/1945 :
Chicago (A): 2B Morrie Aderholt was promoted from to AAA Peoria.
New York (N): Put 3B Hank Greenberg on the 15 Day DL.
New York (N): Put LF Dixie Walker on the 60 Day DL.
Wednesday 8/23/1945 :
Washington: Put LF Ralph Hodgin on the 15 Day DL.
Friday 9/1/1945 :
Detroit: Put C Clyde Mccullough on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland : Lazaro Salazar has been signed to a contract extension, $4,000,000 per year, for 1 years.
Cincinnati : Stan Spence has been signed to a contract extension, $8,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cincinnati: Released CF Joe Cicero.
Saturday 9/9/1945 :
Chicago (A): P Bob Savage was promoted from AA Elkhart to AAA Peoria.
Washington: Put P Tex Hughson on the 15 Day DL.
St. Louis (A): Put CF Enos Slaughter on the 60 Day DL.
Boston (N): Put CF Sid Gordon on the 15 Day DL.
St. Louis (A) : Denny Galehouse has been signed to a contract extension, $2,090,000 per year, for 2 years.
St. Louis (A) : Robert Palm has been signed to a contract extension, $1,440,000 per year, for 4 years.
St. Louis (A) : John Gaddy has been signed to a contract extension, $5,160,000 per year, for 3 years.
St. Louis (A) : Don Gutteridge has been signed to a contract extension, $4,550,000 per year, for 2 years.
St. Louis (A) : Dick Bartell has been signed to a contract extension, $500,000 per year, for 2 years.
St. Louis (A) : Dom Dimaggio has been signed to a contract extension, $3,875,000 per year, for 4 years.
St. Louis (A) : Manny Salvo has been signed to a contract extension, $3,750,000 per year, for 2 years.
Boston (N) : Ray Mueller has been signed to a contract extension, $680,000 per year, for 2 years.
Boston (N) : Mel Harder has been signed to a contract extension, $3,030,000 per year, for 2 years.
Boston (N) : Hank Leiber has been signed to a contract extension, $8,030,000 per year, for 3 years.

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