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1892 Major League Baseball Transactions

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Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.
November 3, 1891
November 4, 1891
December 21, 1891

The Boston Reds returned Hugh Duffy to league control.

The Boston Beaneaters obtained Hugh Duffy who was previously under league control.

1892

Dan Brouthers sent from the Boston Reds to the Brooklyn Grooms in an unknown transaction.

The Boston Reds returned Tom Brown to league control.

Roger Connor assigned by the Philadelphia Athletics to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Tommy McCarthy sent from the St. Louis Browns to the Boston Beaneaters in an unknown transaction.

Cub Stricker sent from the Boston Reds to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction.

The Boston Reds returned Hardy Richardson to league control.

The Boston Beaneaters obtained Hardy Richardson who was previously under league control.

Hardy Richardson assigned by the Boston Beaneaters to the Washington Senators.

January 1, 1892

The Louisville Colonels obtained Tom Brown who was previously under league control.

Morgan Murphy assigned by the Boston Reds to the Cincinnati Reds.

April, 1892

The Baltimore Orioles signed George Shoch as a free agent.

April 5, 1892 Standings

The Louisville Colonels traded Jim Canavan and $1,000 to the Chicago Colts for Fred Pfeffer.

April 20, 1892 Standings

Pete Browning sent from ??? to the Louisville Colonels in an unknown transaction.

April 21, 1892 Standings
April 28, 1892 Standings
April 30, 1892 Standings

The New York Giants signed Hardy Richardson as a free agent.

May, 1892 Standings

The Cleveland Spiders released Lee Viau. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Louisville Colonels signed Lee Viau as a free agent.

May 5, 1892 Standings

Ned Hanlon sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Baltimore Orioles in an unknown transaction.

May 16, 1892 Standings
May 21, 1892 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Tom Burns from the Chicago Colts.

June, 1892 Standings

The St. Louis Browns released Frank Bird.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Frank Genins as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Egyptian Healy.

The Cincinnati Reds released George Hemming.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Joe Mulvey.

The New York Giants released Charley Bassett.

The Louisville Colonels signed Charley Bassett as a free agent.

June 1, 1892 Standings
June 10, 1892 Standings
June 13, 1892 Standings
June 14, 1892 Standings
June 16, 1892 Standings

The Louisville Colonels signed Egyptian Healy as a free agent.

June 17, 1892 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds released Eddie Burke.

The Cleveland Spiders released Jack Doyle.

The Cincinnati Reds released Jesse Duryea.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Cub Stricker to the Baltimore Orioles for Adonis Terry. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 18, 1892 Standings

The New York Giants released Jocko Fields. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Giants released Danny Murphy. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 20, 1892 Standings
June 23, 1892 Standings

The New York Giants signed Jack Doyle as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 29, 1892 Standings
June 30, 1892 Standings
July 2, 1892 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Joe Kelley from Omaha (Western) for $500.

July 5, 1892 Standings

The Cleveland Spiders signed John Clarkson as a free agent.

The Cleveland Spiders released George Rettger.

July 9, 1892 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Harry Stovey as a free agent.

July 13, 1892 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed George Rettger as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Curt Welch.

July 15, 1892 Standings

The Louisville Colonels purchased Fritz Clausen from Columbus (Western).

The Louisville Colonels released Tom Dowse.

The Louisville Colonels released Egyptian Healy.

The Louisville Colonels released George Hemming.

July 16, 1892 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds released Pete Browning. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Baltimore Orioles signed Tom Vickery as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Curt Welch as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August, 1892 Standings

The Louisville Colonels released Lee Viau. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 15, 1892 Standings
August 27, 1892 Standings

The Boston Beaneaters signed Lee Viau as a free agent.

August 31, 1892 Standings
September, 1892 Standings
September 5, 1892 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Joe Kelley and cash to the Baltimore Orioles for George Van Haltren. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Giants released Hardy Richardson.

September 15, 1892 Standings
September 27, 1892 Standings

The New York Giants purchased Willie Keeler from Binghamton (Eastern) for $800.

October, 1892 Standings
November, 1892
December 1, 1892

The St. Louis Browns signed Tommy Dowd as a free agent.

1893

Bert Abbey sent from ??? to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

The Boston Beaneaters purchased Bill Merritt from the Louisville Colonels.

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Heinie Reitz from San Francisco (California) for $300.

January 21, 1893
February, 1893
February 15, 1893

The New York Giants purchased Monte Ward from the Brooklyn Grooms for $6,000.

February 18, 1893
February 28, 1893
March, 1893
March 11, 1893
March 16, 1893
March 17, 1893

The Chicago Colts signed Bob Caruthers as a free agent.

March 21, 1893
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