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1883 Major League Baseball Transactions

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Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.
December, 1882
1883

The New York Gothams signed Roger Connor as a free agent.

The New York Gothams signed Buck Ewing as a free agent.

The New York Metropolitans signed Tim Keefe as a free agent.

The New York Gothams signed Monte Ward as a free agent.

The New York Gothams signed Mickey Welch as a free agent.

The St. Louis Browns purchased Hugh Nicol from the Chicago White Stockings for $50.

Tom Brown sent from the Baltimore Orioles to the Columbus Buckeyes in an unknown transaction.

April 23, 1883 Standings

The New York Metropolitans signed John O'Rourke as a free agent.

May, 1883 Standings
June, 1883 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased George Bradley from the Cleveland Blues for $340 or $500. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July, 1883 Standings
July 1, 1883 Standings

The St. Louis Browns purchased Fred Lewis from the Philadelphia Quakers for $800 or $1000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August, 1883 Standings
September, 1883 Standings

The Cincinnati Red Stockings purchased Jimmy Peoples from Indianapolis (Independent).

November, 1883
December, 1883

The Philadelphia Quakers signed John Cahill as a free agent.

January, 1884

The Cincinnati Outlaw Reds purchased Charlie Barber from Fort Wayne (Northwestern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Indianapolis Hoosiers purchased Ed Merrill from Fort Wayne (Northwestern) for $1,000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Detroit Wolverines purchased Milt Scott from Fort Wayne (Northwestern) for $250 or $500. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

February 14, 1884

The Washington Nationals purchased Bob Barr from the Pittsburgh Alleghenys for $100. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

February 24, 1884

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Tom York from the Cleveland Blues. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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