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1915 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 10, 1914

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Ham Hyatt off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

December, 1914

Louisville (American Association) purchased Bert Daniels from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Joe Wagner from Spokane (Northwestern).

The New York Giants released Mike Donlin.

December 2, 1914

The St. Louis Terriers signed Eddie Plank as a free agent.

December 5, 1914

The Baltimore Terrapins signed Chief Bender as a free agent.

December 8, 1914

The Chicago White Sox purchased Eddie Collins from the Philadelphia Athletics for $50,000.

December 14, 1914

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Ivy Olson from the Cleveland Naps.

December 24, 1914

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Sherry Magee to the Boston Braves for players to be named later and cash. The Boston Braves sent Oscar Dugey (February 10, 1915) and Possum Whitted (February 14, 1915) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

1915

The Brooklyn Tip-Tops signed Hooks Wiltse as a free agent.

The New York Giants signed Waite Hoyt as a free agent.

Marty Berghammer jumped from the Cincinnati Reds to the Pittsburgh Rebels.

Jack Dalton jumped from the Brooklyn Robins to the Buffalo Blues.

William Fischer jumped from the Brooklyn Robins to the Chicago Whales.

Jim Kelly jumped from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Pittsburgh Rebels.

Ed Konetchy jumped from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Pittsburgh Rebels.

Lee Magee jumped from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

Rube Marshall jumped from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Buffalo Blues.

George McConnell jumped from the Chicago Cubs to the Chicago Whales.

Mike Mowrey jumped from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Pittsburgh Rebels.

Paddy O'Connor jumped from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Rebels.

Larry Pratt jumped from the Boston Red Sox to the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

Milt Reed jumped from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

Germany Schaefer jumped from the Washington Senators to the Newark Pepper.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Dave Bancroft from Portland (PCL) for $5,000.

Reading (Tri-State) purchased Pat Bohen from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Gene Dale from Montreal (International).

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Dazzy Vance from Hastings (Nebraska State).

The Washington Senators traded Irish Meusel to Minneapolis (American Association) for Henri Rondeau.

The Philadelphia Athletics released Jack Coombs.

The Brooklyn Robins signed Jack Coombs as a free agent.

January, 1915

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Nap Lajoie from the Cleveland Indians.

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later and $12000 and two players to be named to Milwaukee (American Association) for Happy Felsch. The Chicago White Sox sent NULL (minors) (January, 1915) to Milwaukee (American Association) to complete the trade.

January 4, 1915
January 21, 1915

Bobby Vaughn jumped from Buffalo (International) to the St. Louis Terriers.

January 26, 1915

San Francisco (PCL) purchased Ping Bodie from the Chicago White Sox.

January 29, 1915
February, 1915

George Mogridge sent from the Chicago White Sox to Minneapolis (American Association) in an unknown transaction.

February 4, 1915

The New York Yankees purchased Hugh High from the Detroit Tigers.

February 8, 1915

The Newark Pepper signed Ed Reulbach as a free agent.

February 11, 1915
February 13, 1915

Richmond (International) purchased Clarence Berger from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Indianapolis (American Association) purchased Joe Kelly from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Chicago Cubs released Tommy Leach.

The Chicago Cubs released Charlie Smith.

The Chicago Cubs released Eddie Stack.

The Chicago Cubs released Bill Sweeney.

February 15, 1915
February 18, 1915

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Pol Perritt to the New York Giants for players to be named later. The New York Giants sent Bob Bescher (March 25, 1915) and cash (March 25, 1915) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

February 22, 1915

The Cincinnati Reds signed Tommy Leach as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Doc Johnston from the Cleveland Indians for $7,500.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Fred Toney off waivers from the Brooklyn Robins.

February 26, 1915

The Boston Braves purchased Ed Fitzpatrick from Toronto (International).

February 27, 1915

Columbus (American Association) purchased Bob Coleman from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rochester (International) purchased Fred Tyler from the Boston Braves.

March 3, 1915

Paddy Baumann sent from Providence (International) to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 31, 1915

The Boston Braves signed Fletcher Low as an amateur free agent.

April, 1915
April 7, 1915 Standings
April 8, 1915 Standings
April 23, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Dick Egan from the Brooklyn Robins.

April 28, 1915 Standings

Toronto (International) purchased Gene Cocreham from the Boston Braves.

Toronto (International) purchased Dolf Luque from the Boston Braves.

The Boston Braves selected Pat Ragan off waivers from the Brooklyn Robins.

April 29, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Browns signed Ernie Koob as an amateur free agent.

May, 1915 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Cap Crowell as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bruno Haas as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Lew Malone as an amateur free agent.

May 8, 1915 Standings

Richmond (International) purchased Charlie Pick from the Washington Senators.

May 11, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Browns purchased Scott Perry from Louisville (American Association).

May 12, 1915 Standings
May 15, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Browns returned Scott Perry to Louisville (American Association) following previous purchase.

The Cleveland Indians released Bill Rodgers. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 22, 1915 Standings

The Buffalo Blues signed Harry Lord as a free agent.

June, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Browns signed George Sisler as a free agent.

June 4, 1915 Standings

The Boston Red Sox purchased Bill Rodgers from Portland (PCL).

June 6, 1915 Standings

The Boston Red Sox selected Herb Pennock off waivers from the Philadelphia Athletics.

June 7, 1915 Standings

The Detroit Tigers purchased Bill Steen from the Cleveland Indians. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 13, 1915 Standings

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Phil Douglas from the Cincinnati Reds.

June 14, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves released Otto Hess.

June 22, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Joe Shannon as a free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Red Shannon as a free agent.

June 28, 1915 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Bob Shawkey from the Philadelphia Athletics for $3,000.

June 30, 1915 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Tom Knowlson as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July, 1915 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Jack Nabors from Newnan (Georgia-Alabama) for $500. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Tom Sheehan from Peoria (Three-I) for $1,000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 2, 1915 Standings

The Boston Red Sox purchased Jack Barry from the Philadelphia Athletics for $10,000.

July 5, 1915 Standings

The New York Giants selected Red Dooin off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 7, 1915 Standings

The Chicago White Sox selected Nemo Leibold off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

July 8, 1915 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Bill Rodgers from the Boston Red Sox.

July 9, 1915 Standings
July 13, 1915 Standings

Toronto (International) purchased Ted Cather from the Boston Braves.

Birmingham (Southern Association) purchased Parson Perryman from the St. Louis Browns.

The New York Giants released Harry Smith.

July 15, 1915 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Eddie Murphy from the Philadelphia Athletics for $11,500.

July 17, 1915 Standings

The Brooklyn Robins selected Ivy Olson off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 20, 1915 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Ed Barney from Jersey City (International).

The New York Yankees purchased Gene Layden from Columbia (South Atlantic).

July 22, 1915 Standings

The Cleveland Indians purchased Jim Bagby from New Orleans (Southern Association).

July 23, 1915 Standings

Pete Compton jumped from Kansas City (American Association) to the St. Louis Terriers.

The New York Yankees purchased Elmer Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The New York Yankees purchased Roxy Walters from Waco (Texas).

July 24, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Red Ames from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 25, 1915 Standings

Pete Compton returned to Kansas City (American Association) by the St. Louis Terriers after jumping teams.

The Boston Braves purchased Jesse Barnes from Davenport (Three-I).

July 28, 1915 Standings

The New York Giants purchased High Pockets Kelly from Victoria (Northwest) for $1,200. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Washington Senators purchased Sam Rice from Petersburg (Virginia).

July 29, 1915 Standings

The Washington Senators purchased Merlin Kopp from St. Thomas (Canadian).

July 30, 1915 Standings
August, 1915 Standings

The Washington Senators purchased Charlie Jamieson from Buffalo (International) for $8,000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Yankees purchased George Mogridge from Minneapolis (American Association).

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Cy Perkins from Raleigh (North Carolina State) for $500. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Chicago Cubs traded Larry Cheney to the Brooklyn Robins for Joe Schultz and $3,000.

Harry Smith sent from ??? to the Brooklyn Tip-Tops in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 4, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Art Nehf from Terre Haute (Central).

August 6, 1915 Standings

The New York Giants purchased Marty Becker from Lewiston (New England).

August 10, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Pete Compton from Kansas City (American Association).

August 12, 1915 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Ralph Comstock from the Boston Red Sox.

The Detroit Tigers purchased George Cunningham from Chattanooga (Southern Association).

August 15, 1915 Standings
August 16, 1915 Standings

The Detroit Tigers purchased Babe Ellison from Clinton (Central Association).

August 17, 1915 Standings
August 18, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Browns traded Bill James to the Detroit Tigers for Baby Doll Jacobson and $15,000.

August 19, 1915 Standings

The New York Giants purchased Rube Benton from the Cincinnati Reds for $3,000.

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Ed Barney off waivers from the New York Yankees.

August 20, 1915 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies selected George McQuillan off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 21, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves released Billy Martin.

The Cleveland Indians traded Shoeless Joe Jackson to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later, Ed Klepfer, Braggo Roth and $31,500. The Chicago White Sox sent Larry Chappell (February 14, 1916) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

August 22, 1915 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Fred Snodgrass as a free agent.

August 25, 1915 Standings
August 31, 1915 Standings

The Brooklyn Robins selected Rube Marquard off waivers from the New York Giants.

September, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Rogers Hornsby from Denison (Western Association).

September 2, 1915 Standings
September 3, 1915 Standings

Merwin Jacobson jumped from Brockton (Colonial) to the New York Giants.

The Boston Braves purchased Zip Collins from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 5, 1915 Standings
September 6, 1915 Standings
September 8, 1915 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Phil Douglas from the Brooklyn Robins.

September 12, 1915 Standings

Topeka (Western Association) sent Jim Brown to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 13, 1915 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Buck Danner as an amateur free agent.

September 14, 1915 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals returned Jim Brown to Topeka (Western Association) as part of a conditional deal. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Chicago Whales traded Dave Black to the Baltimore Terrapins for Bill Bailey.

September 15, 1915 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Johnny Beall from Milwaukee (American Association) in the 1915 rule 5 draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Jim Brown from Topeka (Western Association) in the 1915 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Gene Madden from Galveston (Texas) in the 1915 rule 5 draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Urban Shocker from Guelph (Canadian) in the 1915 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves obtained Earl Blackburn from Indianapolis (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

September 22, 1915 Standings

The New York Giants drafted Howard Baker from Little Rock (Southern Association) in the 1915 rule 5 draft.

October 13, 1915 Standings

Venice (PCL) traded Joe Wilhoit to the Boston Braves for Herbie Moran and Bert Whaling.

November, 1915
November 27, 1915

Stan Coveleski sent from Portland (PCL) to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

December, 1915
December 2, 1915

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Whitey Witt as an amateur free agent.

December 16, 1915

The Boston Red Sox purchased Sam Agnew from the St. Louis Browns.

December 23, 1915

The New York Giants purchased Benny Kauff from the Brooklyn Tip-Tops for $35,000.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Baldy Louden from the Buffalo Blues.

The New York Giants purchased Bill McKechnie from the Newark Pepper.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Earl Moseley from the Newark Pepper for $5,000.

The New York Giants purchased Edd Roush from the Newark Pepper for $7,500.

1916

The Chicago White Sox signed George Moriarty as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Billy Sullivan as a free agent.

Hal Chase jumped from the Buffalo Blues to the Cincinnati Reds.

Dave Davenport jumped from the St. Louis Terriers to the St. Louis Browns.

Mike Prendergast jumped from the Chicago Whales to the Chicago Cubs.

Ed Reulbach jumped from the Newark Pepper to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Buffalo Blues released Solly Hofman.

The New York Yankees signed Solly Hofman as a free agent.

January, 1916

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Bob Fisher from the Chicago Cubs.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Joe Schultz from the Chicago Cubs.

January 7, 1916

The Chicago White Sox selected Jack Lapp off waivers from the Philadelphia Athletics.

January 14, 1916

The New York Yankees purchased Lee Magee from the Brooklyn Tip-Tops for $22,500.

January 21, 1916
February 3, 1916
February 10, 1916

The Boston Braves purchased Frank Allen from the Pittsburgh Rebels.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Nick Allen from the Buffalo Blues.

The New York Giants purchased Fred Anderson from the Buffalo Blues.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Chief Bender from the Baltimore Terrapins.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Jim Bluejacket from the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

The St. Louis Browns purchased Babe Borton from the St. Louis Terriers.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Mordecai Brown from the Chicago Whales.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Claude Cooper from the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

The Detroit Tigers purchased Jack Dalton from the Buffalo Blues.

The Cleveland Indians purchased Clyde Engle from the Buffalo Blues.

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Jim Hickman from the Baltimore Terrapins.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Emil Huhn from the Newark Pepper.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Otto Knabe from the Baltimore Terrapins.

The Boston Braves purchased Ed Konetchy from the Pittsburgh Rebels.

The Washington Senators purchased Mike Menosky from the Pittsburgh Rebels.

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Mike Mowrey from the Pittsburgh Rebels.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Gene Packard from the Kansas City Packers.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Al Schulz from the Buffalo Blues.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Tom Seaton from the Newark Pepper.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Art Wilson from the Chicago Whales.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Steve Yerkes from the Pittsburgh Rebels.

The Brooklyn Robins selected Chief Meyers off waivers from the New York Giants.

February 15, 1916

The New York Yankees purchased Home Run Baker from the Philadelphia Athletics for $37,500.

The Cleveland Indians purchased Chick Gandil from the Washington Senators for $7,500.

February 17, 1916
February 20, 1916
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