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1922 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, 1921

The Chicago White Sox purchased Ferdie Schupp from the Brooklyn Robins.

The Detroit Tigers traded players to be named later, Roy Crumpler, Sammy Hale, Jim Middleton, Joe Sargent, Suds Sutherland and $30,000 to Portland (PCL) for Syl Johnson and Herman Pillette. The Detroit Tigers sent Charlie High (March, 1922), Emmet McCann (March, 1922) and Tex Gressett (minors) (March, 1922) to Portland (PCL) to complete the trade.

December 6, 1921
December 7, 1921

The New York Giants purchased Jimmy O'Connell from San Francisco (PCL) for $75,000.

December 14, 1921

The St. Louis Browns selected Chick Shorten off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

December 19, 1921

Los Angeles (PCL) traded a player to be named later and Jigger Statz to the Chicago Cubs for players to be named later. Los Angeles (PCL) sent Vic Aldridge (January, 1922) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. The Chicago Cubs sent Elmer Ponder (January, 1922), John Sullivan (January, 1922), Babe Twombly (January, 1922), Tom Daly (February, 1922) and Charlie Deal (April, 1922) to Los Angeles (PCL) to complete the trade.

December 20, 1921
December 29, 1921

The Detroit Tigers selected George Cutshaw off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1922

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Curly Ogden as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Johnny Berger as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Heinie Scheer from Hartford (Eastern) for $5,000.

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Dazzy Vance from New Orleans (Southern Association).

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Dave Robertson.

Little Rock (Southern Association) traded an option on any player on team to the New York Giants for Joe Connolly.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Snake Henry to New Orleans (Southern Association) for Roy Leslie.

Newark (International) traded Beauty McGowan to the Philadelphia Athletics for Johnny Walker.

The Philadelphia Athletics traded players to be named later and optional assignment of Paul Johnson to Milwaukee (American Association) for Joe Hauser. The Philadelphia Athletics sent Glenn Myatt (1922), Ivy Griffin (1922), Dave Keefe (August 23, 1922) and Paul Johnson (August 23, 1922) to Milwaukee (American Association) to complete the trade.

Gabby Hartnett sent from Worcester (Eastern) to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

January 7, 1922

Portland (PCL) purchased Frank Bruggy from the Philadelphia Phillies for $6,500.

January 10, 1922
January 14, 1922

Louisville (American Association) purchased Lyman Lamb from the St. Louis Browns.

January 24, 1922

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Sam Crane from the Cincinnati Reds.

February 4, 1922
February 16, 1922

The Philadelphia Athletics selected Doc Johnston off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

February 18, 1922
February 22, 1922
February 24, 1922

The Boston Red Sox selected Alex Ferguson off waivers from the New York Yankees.

March, 1922

The Detroit Tigers purchased Charlie High from the Philadelphia Athletics for $22,500.

March 14, 1922
March 25, 1922

The Chicago Cubs purchased Marty Krug from Seattle (PCL) for $7,500.

April, 1922
April 3, 1922 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics selected Ralph Young off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

April 5, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves returned Jimmie Wilson to New Haven (Eastern) following previous purchase.

April 17, 1922 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Whitey Witt from the Philadelphia Athletics for $7,500.

April 20, 1922 Standings

The New York Giants signed Dave Robertson as a free agent.

May, 1922 Standings

The New York Giants signed Bill Terry as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Harry Courtney from the Washington Senators.

May 13, 1922 Standings
May 14, 1922 Standings
May 20, 1922 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds released Jack Scott.

May 29, 1922 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded players to be named later, Doug McWeeny and $100,000 to San Francisco (PCL) for Willie Kamm. The Chicago White Sox sent Shovel Hodge (September 7, 1922) and Eddie Mulligan (October 24, 1922) to San Francisco (PCL) to complete the trade.

May 30, 1922 Standings
May 31, 1922 Standings

Toledo (American Association) purchased Lee King from the Philadelphia Phillies.

June, 1922 Standings

The New York Giants signed Freddie Lindstrom as a free agent.

June 2, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Tim McNamara as an amateur free agent.

June 30, 1922 Standings

The New York Giants signed Clint Blume as a free agent.

The New York Giants purchased Travis Jackson from Little Rock (Southern Association).

July, 1922 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Otto Rettig as a free agent.

July 11, 1922 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Gus Ketchum from Ardmore (Texas-Oklahoma) for $1,750.

July 13, 1922 Standings
July 14, 1922 Standings
July 17, 1922 Standings

Minneapolis (American Association) traded Reb Russell to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Bonnie Hollingsworth and cash.

July 23, 1922 Standings

The New York Yankees traded a player to be named later, Chick Fewster, Elmer Miller, Johnny Mitchell and $50,000 to the Boston Red Sox for Joe Dugan and Elmer Smith. The New York Yankees sent Lefty O'Doul (September 29, 1922) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

July 24, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Al Yeargin from Greenville (South Atlantic).

July 30, 1922 Standings
August, 1922 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Rabbit Benton from Charleston (South Atlantic).

Frank McCue sent from Moline (Three-I) to the Philadelphia Athletics in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 1, 1922 Standings

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

August 3, 1922 Standings

The New York Giants purchased Lee King from Toledo (American Association).

August 13, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Snake Henry from New Orleans (Southern Association).

August 15, 1922 Standings

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Leo Dickerman from Memphis (Southern Association) for $10,000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The St. Louis Browns selected Eddie Foster off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

August 17, 1922 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Chuck Rowland from Rocky Mount (Virginia).

The Philadelphia Athletics selected Dave Keefe off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Fred Toney off waivers from the Boston Braves.

August 19, 1922 Standings

Portland (PCL) purchased Jim Sullivan from the Philadelphia Athletics.

Portland (PCL) purchased Rube Yarrison from the Philadelphia Athletics.

August 22, 1922 Standings

The Cleveland Indians purchased Joe Connolly from Little Rock (Southern Association).

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Billy Mullen from Mobile (Southern Association). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 23, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Bunny Roser from St Petersburg (Florida State).

August 29, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Joe Genewich as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves purchased Gil Gallagher from Norfolk (Virginia).

The Boston Braves purchased Joe Matthews from Norfolk (Virginia).

September, 1922 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Harry O'Neill as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 5, 1922 Standings

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Tom Lovelace from Dallas (Texas). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Cleveland Indians purchased Homer Summa from Wichita Falls (Texas). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Washington Senators purchased Rip Wade from Minneapolis (American Association). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 10, 1922 Standings

The New York Giants purchased Rube Walberg from Portland (PCL). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 18, 1922 Standings

The Cleveland Indians selected Sherry Smith off waivers from the Brooklyn Robins.

October, 1922 Standings

The Brooklyn Robins drafted Gene Bailey from Houston (Texas) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

Rochester (International) purchased Lew Malone from the Brooklyn Robins.

Rochester (International) purchased Johnny Miljus from the Brooklyn Robins.

October 15, 1922 Standings

The Boston Braves drafted Bill Bagwell from Independence (Southwestern) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Bob Barrett from Little Rock (Southern Association) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Gus Felix from Shreveport (Texas) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Brooklyn Robins drafted Charlie Hargreaves from Pittsfield (Eastern) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Pinky Hargrave from New Haven (Eastern) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Ernie Padgett from Memphis (Southern Association) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Squire Potter from Knoxville (Appalachian) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Bob Smith from New Orleans (Southern Association) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Ed Stauffer from Bridgeport (Eastern) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

The Brooklyn Robins drafted Stuffy Stewart from Birmingham (Southern Association) in the 1922 rule 5 draft.

October 24, 1922

The Detroit Tigers selected Frank O'Rourke off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

October 30, 1922

The New York Giants purchased Jack Bentley from Baltimore (International) for $72,000.

The Detroit Tigers traded Danny Clark, Howard Ehmke, Babe Herman, Carl Holling and $25,000 to the Boston Red Sox for Rip Collins and Del Pratt.

November 5, 1922

The Philadelphia Athletics traded Frank Callaway and $7,000 to Milwaukee (American Association) for Wid Matthews.

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Jim Bagby off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

November 24, 1922
December, 1922

Fort Smith (Western Association) purchased Sid Benton from SLN (NL).

Oakland (PCL) purchased Duster Mails from the Cleveland Indians.

Louisville (American Association) purchased Allan Sothoron from the Cleveland Indians.

Beaumont (Texas) purchased Ira Townsend from the Boston Braves.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Sheriff Blake, Ray Rohwer and $15,000 to Seattle (PCL) for Spencer Adams.

Salt Lake City (PCL) traded Heinie Sand to the Philadelphia Phillies for Roy Leslie, John Peters, John Singleton and Jimmy Smith.

December 6, 1922

The Philadelphia Athletics traded a player to be named later and $24000 plus two players to Portland (PCL) for Sammy Hale. The Philadelphia Athletics sent Charlie Eckert (December 15, 1922) to Portland (PCL) to complete the trade.

December 7, 1922

Seattle (PCL) purchased Doc Johnston from the Philadelphia Athletics.

December 13, 1922
December 14, 1922

Toledo (American Association) purchased Walter Barbare from the Boston Braves.

Toledo (American Association) purchased Fred Nicholson from the Boston Braves.

December 31, 1922

The Cleveland Indians traded Jim Lindsey, Pat McNulty, Nellie Pott, Ginger Shinault and cash plus player to be named to Milwaukee (American Association) for Glenn Myatt.

1923

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Mule Haas as an amateur free agent.

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Freddy Sale as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Ed Sherling as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Chick Hafey as a free agent.

Mobile (Southern Association) purchased Johnnie Heving from the St. Louis Browns.

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Harry Riconda from New Haven (Eastern) for $5,000.

The St. Louis Browns purchased Sloppy Thurston from Salt Lake City (PCL).

San Antonio (Texas) purchased Phil Todt from the St. Louis Browns.

The Cleveland Indians released Les Nunamaker.

January 2, 1923

The Brooklyn Robins purchased Turner Barber from the Chicago Cubs.

January 3, 1923
January 8, 1923
January 16, 1923

The Boston Braves selected Dee Cousineau off waivers from the New York Giants.

January 19, 1923

The Boston Braves signed Jocko Conlon as an amateur free agent.

January 30, 1923
February, 1923

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Walt French as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Ralph Head from Hartford (Eastern).

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Frank Withrow and cash to New Haven (Eastern) for Jimmie Wilson.

February 10, 1923
February 11, 1923
February 15, 1923
February 21, 1923
March 8, 1923

The Boston Braves signed Stuffy McInnis as a free agent.

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