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1905 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, 1904

Indianapolis (American Association) purchased Mike Kahoe from the St. Louis Browns for $3,000.

December 20, 1904
December 26, 1904
1905

The Detroit Tigers signed Eddie Cicotte as a free agent.

Toledo (American Association) purchased Lou Fiene from the Chicago White Sox.

Louisville (American Association) traded Harry Arndt to the Cincinnati Reds for Sam Woodruff and $3,000.

Kid Nichols sent from Kansas City (Western) to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

January, 1905
January 3, 1905

The Philadelphia Athletics signed John Knight as an amateur free agent.

January 12, 1905

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Buck Washer as a free agent.

January 25, 1905
January 28, 1905

The Philadelphia Phillies traded She Donahue and Frank Roth to Indianapolis (American Association) for Mike Kahoe.

January 29, 1905

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Rudy Hulswitt to Columbus (American Association) for Fred Abbott.

February, 1905
February 12, 1905
February 19, 1905

Atlanta (Southern Association) purchased Dutch Jordan from the Brooklyn Superbas.

February 20, 1905

The Washington Senators purchased Mike Heydon from the Chicago White Sox. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

February 28, 1905

Shreveport (Southern Association) purchased Tom Fisher from the Boston Beaneaters.

March, 1905

Minneapolis (American Association) purchased Davy Jones from the Chicago Cubs.

The Washington Senators selected Harry Cassady off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 11, 1905
April, 1905

The New York Giants loaned Bob Hall to the Brooklyn Superbas.

The Detroit Tigers selected Duff Cooley off waivers from the Boston Beaneaters.

April 6, 1905 Standings

The Washington Senators released Boileryard Clarke.

The New York Giants signed Boileryard Clarke as a free agent.

May, 1905 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Ed Reulbach as a free agent.

May 9, 1905 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Harry Arndt from Coatsville (Tri-State). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 10, 1905 Standings
May 15, 1905 Standings
May 18, 1905 Standings

The Detroit Tigers selected Tom Doran off waivers from the Boston Americans.

May 19, 1905 Standings
May 22, 1905 Standings
May 25, 1905 Standings

The Boston Beaneaters returned Jake Volz (earlier draft pick) to Manchester (New England).

May 30, 1905 Standings

The Washington Senators selected John Anderson off waivers from the New York Highlanders.

June, 1905 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Hub Hart as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 6, 1905 Standings
June 20, 1905 Standings

Gabby Street returned to the Cincinnati Reds by the Boston Beaneaters as part of earlier loan.

June 30, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders signed Charlie Fallon as an amateur free agent.

July, 1905 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Hans Lobert from Des Moines (Western).

The Brooklyn Superbas purchased Jim Pastorius from Albany (New York State).

The St. Louis Browns traded Cy Morgan and Art Weaver to Indianapolis (American Association) for Frank Roth.

July 1, 1905 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased George Gibson from Montreal (Eastern).

July 4, 1905 Standings
July 6, 1905 Standings
July 12, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders signed Jack Doyle as a free agent.

July 13, 1905 Standings
July 16, 1905 Standings

Toledo (American Association) purchased Dave Zearfoss from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Kid Nichols off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 19, 1905 Standings

Toledo (American Association) purchased Josh Clarke from the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 20, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders signed Fred Curtis as a free agent.

July 22, 1905 Standings

Rochester (Eastern) purchased Bill Clancy from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 28, 1905 Standings

The Boston Americans purchased Joe Harris from Fall River (New England).

The Boston Americans purchased Bob Peterson from Fall River (New England).

August, 1905 Standings

The Brooklyn Superbas drafted John Butler from Kansas City (American Association) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The New York Highlanders drafted Tom Hughes from Topeka (Western Association) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The New York Highlanders purchased Walter Clarkson from Jersey City (Eastern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Gus Dorner from Columbus (American Association).

The Boston Americans purchased John Godwin from Bloomington (Three-I) for $750.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Bill Hinchman from Wilkes-Barre (Eastern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Boston Americans purchased Ed Hughes from Davenport (Three-I).

The Brooklyn Superbas purchased John Hummel from Holyoke (Connecticut State).

The Brooklyn Superbas purchased Tim Jordan from Baltimore (Eastern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Giants purchased Doc Marshall from Minneapolis (American Association). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Chicago Cubs purchased Fred Osborn from Canton (Central) for $2,000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Chicago Cubs purchased Jack Pfiester from Omaha (Western). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Brooklyn Superbas purchased Lew Richie from Holyoke (Connecticut State).

Louisville (American Association) traded Cecil Ferguson to the New York Giants for a player to be named later. The New York Giants sent Claude Elliott (April, 1906) to Louisville (American Association) to complete the trade. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 1, 1905 Standings
August 4, 1905 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Ed Kinsella from Bloomington (Three-I).

The Detroit Tigers purchased Jack Warner from the St. Louis Cardinals for $1,500.

The Detroit Tigers released Walt Justis.

August 6, 1905 Standings

The Detroit Tigers purchased George Disch from Marshalltown (Iowa State).

The Detroit Tigers purchased John Eubank from Fort Dodge (Iowa State).

August 7, 1905 Standings

Doc Powers returned to the Philadelphia Athletics by the New York Highlanders as part of earlier loan.

The Cleveland Naps released Eddie Grant.

August 8, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders purchased George Moriarty from Toledo (American Association).

The Boston Americans purchased Pop Rising from New London (Connecticut State) for $1,200.

August 11, 1905 Standings

Nig Clarke returned to the Cleveland Naps by the Detroit Tigers as part of earlier loan.

August 14, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders signed Wilbur Good as a free agent.

August 15, 1905 Standings
August 18, 1905 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Lou Fiene from Toledo (American Association).

August 20, 1905 Standings

The Washington Senators purchased Cy Falkenberg from Toronto (Eastern).

The New York Highlanders purchased Ed Hahn from New Orleans (Southern Association). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Highlanders purchased Bobby Keefe from Tacoma (PCL). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Highlanders purchased Ira Thomas from Providence (Eastern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 22, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders purchased Frank Delahanty from Birmingham (Southern Association).

August 23, 1905 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Jimmy Dygert from New Orleans (Southern Association).

August 24, 1905 Standings

The Detroit Tigers purchased Ty Cobb from Augusta (South Atlantic). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 25, 1905 Standings

The New York Highlanders purchased Frank LaPorte from Buffalo (Eastern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Highlanders purchased Louis LeRoy from Montreal (Eastern). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Cincinnati Reds released Ernie Baker.

August 26, 1905 Standings
August 27, 1905 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased George Rohe from New Orleans (Southern Association).

The Chicago White Sox purchased Rube Vinson from the Cleveland Naps.

August 30, 1905 Standings

The St. Louis Browns purchased Pete O'Brien from St Paul (American Association).

August 31, 1905 Standings

The Cleveland Naps purchased Jap Barbeau from Columbus (American Association).

September, 1905 Standings

The Chicago White Sox drafted Branch Rickey from Dallas (Texas) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Naps signed Howard Wakefield as a free agent.

Newark (Eastern) loaned Joe Connor to the New York Highlanders. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Paterson (Hudson River) loaned Phil Cooney to the New York Highlanders. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The St. Louis Browns purchased Roy Hartzell from Denver (Western).

The New York Highlanders purchased Joe McCarthy from Poughkeepsie (Hudson River). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Cleveland Naps purchased Hi West from Burlington (Iowa State).

Previous purchase of Lew Richie by the Brooklyn Superbas from Holyoke (Connecticut State) voided and player returned. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Jim Cockman sent from Newark (Eastern) to the New York Highlanders in an unknown transaction.

September 2, 1905 Standings

The Cleveland Naps signed Emil Leber as a free agent.

September 5, 1905 Standings

The Detroit Tigers released Duff Cooley.

September 6, 1905 Standings

Seattle (PCL) purchased Bill Lauterborn from the Boston Beaneaters.

September 11, 1905 Standings
September 15, 1905 Standings

Fred Jacklitsch sent from Providence (Eastern) to the New York Highlanders in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 18, 1905 Standings

The Boston Beaneaters signed Allie Strobel as an amateur free agent.

September 22, 1905 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Jack Hannifin from Norwich (Connecticut State) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

October, 1905 Standings

The Chicago Cubs drafted Fred Beebe from Oshkosh (Wisconsin State) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Rube Oldring from Montgomery (Southern Association) in the 1905 rule 5 draft. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Detroit Tigers drafted Fred Payne from Rochester (Eastern) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

October 22, 1905

Toledo (American Association) purchased Otto Krueger from the Philadelphia Phillies. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 24, 1905
November, 1905

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Pug Bennett from Seattle (PCL) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Art Kruger from Oakland (PCL) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Tommy Sheehan from Tacoma (PCL) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

The New York Highlanders signed Noodles Hahn as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Joe Nealon as a free agent.

The Boston Americans signed Ralph Glaze as a free agent.

Bob Hall returned to the New York Giants by the Brooklyn Superbas as part of earlier loan.

November 23, 1905

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Charlie Carr from the Cleveland Naps.

November 30, 1905

The Washington Senators drafted Larry Schlafly from Portland (PCL) in the 1905 rule 5 draft.

December, 1905

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Jack Coombs as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Matty Fitzgerald as a free agent.

Toledo (American Association) purchased Ed Kinsella from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Brooklyn Superbas purchased Mike O'Neill from the St. Louis Cardinals for $5,000.

Rochester (Eastern) purchased Fred Raymer from the Boston Beaneaters.

The St. Louis Browns released Charlie Starr.

Toledo (American Association) traded Sam Brown to the Boston Beaneaters for Rip Cannell.

December 5, 1905
December 8, 1905
December 13, 1905
December 15, 1905
December 23, 1905
December 24, 1905
1906

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Eddie Collins as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Oscar Stanage as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Babe Adams from Parsons (Missouri Valley).

The Detroit Tigers purchased Davy Jones from Minneapolis (American Association).

The St. Louis Browns purchased Lou Nordyke from Tacoma (PCL).

The Detroit Tigers purchased Boss Schmidt from Minneapolis (American Association).

The Detroit Tigers purchased Ed Siever from Minneapolis (American Association).

Fred Jacklitsch sent from the New York Highlanders to York (Tri-State) in an unknown transaction.

Branch Rickey sent from the Chicago White Sox to Milwaukee (American Association) in an unknown transaction.

January 3, 1906

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Hans Lobert from the Chicago Cubs. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

January 25, 1906
February, 1906

The Cleveland Naps loaned Howard Wakefield to the Washington Senators.

Toledo (American Association) purchased Boileryard Clarke from the New York Giants.

San Francisco (PCL) purchased Gabby Street from the Cincinnati Reds.

St Paul (American Association) purchased Joe Sugden from the St. Louis Browns.

The Boston Americans released Yip Owens.

February 3, 1906

The Boston Beaneaters signed Johnny Bates as an amateur free agent.

February 10, 1906

The St. Louis Browns traded Frank Roth to Milwaukee (American Association) for Branch Rickey and cash.

February 20, 1906

Harry Wolverton jumped from the Boston Beaneaters to Williamsport (Tri-State).

February 28, 1906

Kansas City (American Association) purchased Jimmy Burke from the St. Louis Cardinals.

March 9, 1906

Wheeling (Central) traded Bull Smith to the Chicago Cubs for NULL (minors) and Louis Schaub (minors).

March 31, 1906

Lew Richie of Holyoke (Connecticut State) granted free agency.

April, 1906

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Lew Richie as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Ambrose Puttmann from the New York Highlanders.

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