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1932 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 5, 1931

The New York Giants traded players to be named later to Indianapolis (American Association) for Len Koenecke. The New York Giants sent Johnny Cooney (November 5, 1931), Joe Heving (November 5, 1931), Jack Berly (November 5, 1931) and Harry Rosenberg (November 5, 1931) to Indianapolis (American Association) to complete the trade.

November 12, 1931

The New York Yankees traded players to be named later to St Paul (American Association) for Johnny Murphy, Jack Saltzgaver and cash and 2 players to be named. The New York Yankees sent Jimmie Reese (November 12, 1931) and Albert Harvin (minors) (April 28, 1932) to St Paul (American Association) to complete the trade.

November 17, 1931

The Boston Braves purchased Bill Akers from Kansas City (American Association).

Louisville (American Association) purchased Freddie Maguire from the Boston Braves.

December, 1931
December 1, 1931

The New York Yankees purchased Johnny Neun from the Boston Braves.

December 2, 1931
December 4, 1931
December 9, 1931

The Chicago Cubs purchased Bill Cronin from the Boston Braves.

Seattle (PCL) traded Fritz Knothe to the Boston Braves for Bill Dreesen and Hal Haid.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Earl Sheely from the Boston Braves.

December 11, 1931
December 17, 1931

The Chicago Cubs selected Lance Richbourg off waivers from the Boston Braves.

1932

Toledo (American Association) purchased Johnny Cooney from the New York Giants.

The Boston Braves signed Ray Mueller as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees obtained Hub Pruett from Newark (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 18, 1932

Nashville (Southern Association) traded Joe Cicero to the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Gooch.

January 19, 1932

The New York Yankees traded George Quellich, Myles Thomas and cash to Hollywood (PCL) for Jesse Hill.

January 22, 1932
January 23, 1932

The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Bob Parham (minors) and $45,000 to the St. Louis Cardinals for Hack Wilson.

January 26, 1932

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Hod Ford from the Cincinnati Reds.

January 29, 1932

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Bob Osborn and Eddie Phillips to Kansas City (American Association) for Bill Swift.

February 2, 1932

Fort Worth (Texas) purchased George Grant from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 3, 1932

Mission (PCL) purchased Jim Mosolf from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 4, 1932
February 8, 1932
February 11, 1932

The New York Giants signed Dolf Luque as a free agent.

February 27, 1932

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Waite Hoyt as a free agent.

March 1, 1932

Johnny Schulte sent from ??? to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 14, 1932
March 19, 1932

The Boston Braves purchased Freddy Leach from the New York Giants for $10,000.

April 2, 1932 Standings

Louisville (American Association) purchased Les Bell from the Chicago Cubs.

The St. Louis Browns returned Wes Kingdon (earlier draft pick) to Chattanooga (Southern Association).

The Washington Senators obtained Wes Kingdon from Chattanooga (Southern Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

April 7, 1932 Standings

Minneapolis (American Association) traded High Pockets Kelly to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Pea Ridge Day.

The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained Arky Vaughan from Tulsa (Western) as part of a minor league working agreement.

April 8, 1932 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Moe Berg as a free agent.

April 11, 1932 Standings
April 12, 1932 Standings
April 20, 1932 Standings

Louisville (American Association) traded Liz Funk to the Chicago White Sox for Mel Simons.

April 24, 1932 Standings
April 25, 1932 Standings

Mission (PCL) purchased Mark Koenig from the Detroit Tigers.

April 27, 1932 Standings

Atlanta (Southern Association) purchased Buster Chatham from the Boston Braves.

The St. Louis Browns traded Red Kress to the Chicago White Sox for Bruce Campbell and Bump Hadley.

April 28, 1932 Standings
April 29, 1932 Standings
May 7, 1932 Standings

The Brooklyn Dodgers purchased Danny Taylor from the Chicago Cubs.

May 9, 1932 Standings
May 14, 1932 Standings
May 16, 1932 Standings

The Boston Braves released Bill Sherdel.

May 18, 1932 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bill Sherdel as a free agent.

May 20, 1932 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics traded Jimmie DeShong and cash to Sacramento (PCL) for Tony Freitas.

May 25, 1932 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Hod Ford as a free agent.

May 28, 1932 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Pete Daglia from Oakland (PCL) for $25,000.

June 3, 1932 Standings

Toronto (International) traded Art Smith to the Chicago White Sox for Hal McKain.

June 4, 1932 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Eddie Delker from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Jimmie Reese from St Paul (American Association).

June 5, 1932 Standings
June 6, 1932 Standings
June 7, 1932 Standings
June 9, 1932 Standings
June 10, 1932 Standings

The Cleveland Indians traded Pete Appleton to the Boston Red Sox for Jack Russell.

The Cleveland Indians signed Joe Boley as a free agent.

June 11, 1932 Standings
June 13, 1932 Standings
June 14, 1932 Standings
June 15, 1932 Standings

Minneapolis (American Association) purchased Paul Richards from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

June 20, 1932 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies released Rube Bressler.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Cliff Heathcote as a free agent.

June 23, 1932 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Rube Bressler as a free agent.

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

June 26, 1932 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Larry Boerner as an amateur free agent.

June 28, 1932 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Rube Bressler off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

June 30, 1932 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Charlie Devens as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Showboat Fisher to the St. Louis Browns for Tom Jenkins.

July, 1932 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed John Jones as a free agent.

July 4, 1932 Standings

San Francisco (PCL) purchased Bill Brenzel from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 5, 1932 Standings
July 6, 1932 Standings
July 14, 1932 Standings

Tyler (Texas) purchased Ray Cunningham from the St. Louis Cardinals.

July 15, 1932 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Frank Demaree from Sacramento (PCL).

July 19, 1932 Standings

Buffalo (International) purchased Pat Caraway from the Chicago White Sox.

August 1, 1932 Standings
August 3, 1932 Standings
August 5, 1932 Standings

Baltimore (International) traded Buck Jordan to the Boston Braves for Bill Akers, Bruce Cunningham and Bill McAfee. Trade was voided and players returned on August 8, 1932.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Mark Koenig from Mission (PCL).

August 8, 1932 Standings

Baltimore (International) traded to the Boston Braves for unknown compensation. Trade was voided and players returned on August 8, 1932.

August 9, 1932 Standings

The Washington Senators selected Bill McAfee off waivers from the Boston Braves.

August 10, 1932 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Dutch Holland from Seattle (PCL).

August 15, 1932 Standings

Johnny Schulte sent from the St. Louis Browns to ??? in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 21, 1932 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Johnny Schulte as a free agent.

August 22, 1932 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Clarence Pickrel from Fort Worth (Texas).

September 8, 1932 Standings

Dallas (Texas) traded Bernie James to the New York Giants for players to be named later. The New York Giants sent $8,500 (October 27, 1932) and Eddie Moore (October 27, 1932) to Dallas (Texas) to complete the trade.

September 9, 1932 Standings
September 11, 1932 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Evar Swanson to the Chicago White Sox for players to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Jack Rothrock (November 2, 1932) and Carey Selph (November 2, 1932) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

September 12, 1932 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Russ Van Atta from St Paul (American Association) for cash plus 2 players to be named. cash plus 2 players to be named

September 15, 1932 Standings

The New York Giants purchased Paul Richards from Minneapolis (American Association).

September 27, 1932 Standings

The Chicago White Sox drafted Joe Heving from Indianapolis (American Association) in the 1932 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Bots Nekola from the New York Yankees in the 1932 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Lynn Nelson from Seattle (PCL) in the 1932 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Homer Peel from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1932 rule 5 draft.

September 28, 1932 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Jimmy Dykes from the Philadelphia Athletics for $100,000.

October 10, 1932 Standings
October 21, 1932
October 25, 1932

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Rogers Hornsby as a free agent.

November, 1932
November 29, 1932
November 30, 1932
December 9, 1932

The St. Louis Browns signed Muddy Ruel as a free agent.

December 12, 1932
December 13, 1932
December 14, 1932
December 15, 1932
December 17, 1932
December 29, 1932

The Boston Braves purchased Shanty Hogan from the New York Giants for $25,000.

December 30, 1932
1933

The Philadelphia Phillies released Bernie Friberg.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Johnny Vander Meer as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Dick Barrett.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Dick Barrett as a free agent.

January 3, 1933
January 7, 1933

The Boston Red Sox traded Al Van Camp and cash to Louisville (American Association) for Merv Shea.

The Detroit Tigers purchased Ike Boone from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bernie Friberg as a free agent.

The Washington Senators traded Roy Spencer to the Cleveland Indians for Luke Sewell.

January 20, 1933
January 21, 1933

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Waite Hoyt as a free agent.

February, 1933

Los Angeles (PCL) purchased Jimmie Reese from the St. Louis Cardinals.

February 2, 1933

The Chicago White Sox released Lu Blue.

February 4, 1933

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Harry Rice from Minneapolis (American Association).

February 8, 1933
February 16, 1933
February 20, 1933

The Boston Braves signed Ed Fallenstein as a free agent.

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1931 MLB  / 1933 MLB  Transactions