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1943 Major League Baseball Transactions

All Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.
November 2, 1942

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Ed Albosta from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Dick Barrett from Seattle (PCL) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Herb Bremer from Little Rock (Southern Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Charlie Brewster from Milwaukee (American Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Dick Culler from St Paul (American Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Tony Giuliani from Minneapolis (American Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Wally Hebert from San Diego (PCL) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Ralph Hodgin from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Eli Hodkey from the Boston Red Sox in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Don Lang from the New York Yankees in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Eddie Mayo from the Chicago Cubs in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Jim Mertz from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Steve Mesner from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted Dee Moore from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted George Myatt from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Browns drafted Nels Potter from the Boston Red Sox in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Browns drafted Woody Rich from Indianapolis (American Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Jack Salveson from Oakland (PCL) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Browns drafted Joe Schultz from Memphis (Southern Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bill Swift from St Paul (American Association) in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted George Washburn from the New York Yankees in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Johnny Welaj from the Detroit Tigers in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

November 4, 1942

Jim Mallory of the Washington Senators granted free agency.

November 7, 1942

The St. Louis Browns drafted Hal Epps from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1942 minor league draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Roy Zimmerman from Greenville (South Atlantic) in the 1942 minor league draft.

November 9, 1942

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Herb Crompton from the Chicago White Sox in the 1942 minor league draft.

November 14, 1942

The Chicago Cubs purchased Ival Goodman from the Cincinnati Reds.

November 17, 1942
November 23, 1942
November 24, 1942

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Gerry Staley from Boise (Pioneer) in the 1942 minor league draft.

December 4, 1942

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Frank Demaree as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Nate Andrews, Eddie Joost and $25,000 to the Boston Braves for Eddie Miller.

December 5, 1942
December 7, 1942
December 12, 1942

The New York Giants purchased Bill Sayles from the Boston Red Sox.

The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Johnny Allen and $30,000 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Rube Melton.

December 17, 1942
December 27, 1942

The New York Yankees signed Bill Knickerbocker as a free agent.

1943

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Freddie Fitzsimmons as a free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Ray Hayworth as a free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Bob Addis as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Dick Aylward as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Rex Barney as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Vern Benson as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Johnny Bero as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Yogi Berra as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Ralph Branca as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Johnny Bucha as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Bob Cain as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dick Cole as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Billy DeMars as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Del Ennis as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed George Estock as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Howie Fox as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Herb Gorman as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Andy Hansen as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bubba Harris as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Frank Hiller as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Dick Hoover as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bill Howerton as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Nippy Jones as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Whitey Lockman as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Sherm Lollar as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Jack Maguire as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Gene Mauch as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Cass Michaels as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Pete Milne as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Jack Phillips as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Johnny Pramesa as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Carl Scheib as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Duke Snider as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed George Strickland as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jim Suchecki as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Don Thompson as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Bob Usher as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jim Wilson as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox returned Morrie Martin to St Paul (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Chicago White Sox returned Harry Taylor to St Paul (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Cal Howe.

Jim Delsing sent from Green Bay (Wisconsin State) to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

Les McCrabb sent from the Brooklyn Dodgers to Lancaster (Interstate) in an unknown transaction.

Eddie Yuhas sent from the New York Yankees to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

January 16, 1943
January 18, 1943

The St. Louis Browns signed Mike Kreevich as a free agent.

January 19, 1943

The Cincinnati Reds signed Estel Crabtree as a free agent.

The Boston Braves released Paul Waner.

January 21, 1943

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Johnny Cooney as a free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Paul Waner as a free agent.

January 22, 1943

The New York Yankees traded Al Gettel, Ed Levy and $10,000 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Nick Etten. Al Gettel and Ed Levy returned to original team on March 26, 1943. The New York Yankees sent Tom Padden (March 26, 1943) and Al Gerheauser (March 26, 1943) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

January 25, 1943

The Boston Braves purchased Lefty Gomez from the New York Yankees.

January 27, 1943

The Chicago Cubs purchased Paul Derringer from the Cincinnati Reds.

January 29, 1943
February, 1943
February 1, 1943

The St. Louis Browns purchased Paul Dean from the Washington Senators.

The Brooklyn Dodgers selected Steve Mesner off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

February 2, 1943

The Boston Red Sox signed Al Simmons as a free agent.

Previous waiver selection of Steve Mesner by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Cincinnati Reds voided and player returned.

February 25, 1943

The Washington Senators traded Ray Hoffman and cash to Minneapolis (American Association) for Mickey Haefner.

March, 1943

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jim Mallory as a free agent.

San Francisco (PCL) purchased George Metkovich from the Boston Braves for $5,000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 9, 1943
March 13, 1943

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Charlie Fuchs off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

March 19, 1943

The Chicago Cubs traded Ival Goodman to Minneapolis (American Association) for unknown compensation. Ival Goodman refused to report to his new team.

Minneapolis (American Association) traded Stu Martin to the Chicago Cubs for Vallie Eaves. Ival Goodman refused to report to his new team.

March 20, 1943

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Dixie Howell from the Cleveland Indians. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 21, 1943

The Boston Braves signed Joe Burns as a free agent.

The Washington Senators traded Bobby Estalella, Jimmy Pofahl and cash to the Philadelphia Athletics for Bob Johnson.

March 22, 1943

The Boston Braves signed Ben Geraghty as a free agent.

The Boston Braves purchased Allyn Stout from Elmira (Eastern).

March 24, 1943
March 26, 1943

The Boston Braves signed Kerby Farrell as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded to the New York Yankees for unknown compensation. Al Gettel and Ed Levy returned to original team on March 26, 1943. The New York Yankees sent Tom Padden (March 26, 1943) and Al Gerheauser (March 26, 1943) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The New York Yankees traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for unknown compensation. Al Gettel and Ed Levy returned to original team on March 26, 1943. The New York Yankees sent Tom Padden (March 26, 1943) and Al Gerheauser (March 26, 1943) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

March 31, 1943
April 14, 1943 Standings
April 15, 1943 Standings

Atlanta (Southern Association) sent Tommy O'Brien to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

April 16, 1943 Standings
April 18, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Dave Odom as a free agent.

April 20, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Sam Gentile as a free agent.

April 27, 1943 Standings
April 30, 1943 Standings
May 9, 1943 Standings
May 12, 1943 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Manny Salvo off waivers from the Boston Braves.

May 14, 1943 Standings
May 15, 1943 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Hal Peck from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The Boston Braves released Connie Creeden.

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Manny Salvo to the Boston Braves following previous waiver selection.

May 19, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves released Lefty Gomez.

May 20, 1943 Standings
May 21, 1943 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Lefty Gomez as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 1, 1943 Standings
June 6, 1943 Standings
June 11, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Roy Talcott as a free agent.

June 12, 1943 Standings
June 14, 1943 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed John Burrows as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Don Heffner from the St. Louis Browns.

The Boston Red Sox traded Ken Chase to the New York Giants for Babe Barna.

June 15, 1943 Standings
June 20, 1943 Standings

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

July, 1943 Standings
July 1, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Danny MacFayden as a free agent.

July 2, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves released Roy Talcott.

July 6, 1943 Standings

The Boston Red Sox traded Dee Miles and cash to San Francisco (PCL) for George Metkovich.

July 8, 1943 Standings
July 15, 1943 Standings
July 16, 1943 Standings

The New York Giants selected Joe Medwick off waivers from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

July 19, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves released Tony Cuccinello.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Dee Moore off waivers from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

July 25, 1943 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Tony Cuccinello as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 27, 1943 Standings
July 31, 1943 Standings
August 5, 1943 Standings
August 11, 1943 Standings
August 15, 1943 Standings

The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Joe Orengo and cash to St Paul (American Association) for Howie Schultz.

August 16, 1943 Standings
August 18, 1943 Standings
August 27, 1943 Standings

The St. Louis Browns purchased Al Milnar from the Cleveland Indians.

The Chicago Cubs released Al Todd.

August 31, 1943 Standings
September, 1943 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Andy Seminick from Knoxville (Southern Association).

Roberto Ortiz sent from the Brooklyn Dodgers to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction.

September 4, 1943 Standings

The Chicago Cubs traded Ken Raffensberger and Rip Russell to the Philadelphia Phillies for players to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Andy Karl (September 30, 1943) and Dick Conger (September 30, 1943) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. Andy Karl refused to report to his new team on April 1, 1944.

September 6, 1943 Standings

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Gil Hodges as an amateur free agent.

September 8, 1943 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Bill Nagel from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Tony Ordenana from Portsmouth (Piedmont).

September 11, 1943 Standings
September 14, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Stew Hofferth from Indianapolis (American Association).

September 20, 1943 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased George Kell from Lancaster (Interstate). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Milwaukee (American Association) traded Grey Clarke to the Chicago White Sox for players to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Bill Nagel (October 1, 1943), Dick Culler (October 28, 1943) and Bill Swift (October 28, 1943) to Milwaukee (American Association) to complete the trade.

September 21, 1943 Standings

The St. Louis Browns signed Hank Schmulbach as a free agent.

September 22, 1943 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Charlie Bowles from Lancaster (Interstate).

September 24, 1943 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Jess Pike from Indianapolis (American Association).

September 25, 1943 Standings

Milwaukee (American Association) traded Don Johnson to the Chicago Cubs for players to be named later. The Chicago Cubs sent Hal Peck (September 29, 1943) and Chico Hernandez (September 29, 1943) to Milwaukee (American Association) to complete the trade.

September 28, 1943 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Tony Criscola from the St. Louis Browns.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Johnny Dickshot from Hollywood (PCL).

The Boston Red Sox purchased Eddie Mayo from the Philadelphia Athletics.

The Chicago Cubs selected Al Glossop off waivers from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

September 30, 1943 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Buck Fausett from Little Rock (Southern Association).

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Johnny Podgajny, Johnny Wyrostek and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals for Preacher Roe.

October 1, 1943 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Dee Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 2, 1943 Standings

Milwaukee (American Association) sent Tony York to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

October 11, 1943 Standings
October 15, 1943 Standings

The Boston Red Sox released Al Simmons.

November 1, 1943

The Chicago White Sox drafted Eddie Carnett from Seattle (PCL) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted Gil English from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Al Epperly from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Clem Hausmann from the New York Yankees in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted George Hausmann from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Browns drafted Hank Helf from Milwaukee (American Association) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Ira Hutchinson from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Charlie Letchas from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Hal Luby from Oakland (PCL) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Eddie Mayo from the Boston Red Sox in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Joe Orengo from St Paul (American Association) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Ewald Pyle from Minneapolis (American Association) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Charley Schanz from San Diego (PCL) in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Phil Weintraub from the St. Louis Browns in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

November 2, 1943

The Boston Braves drafted Max Macon from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1943 rule 5 draft.

November 6, 1943

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Glenn Gardner from Nashville (Southern Association) in the 1943 minor league draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Alex Mustaikis from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1943 minor league draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Nick Polly from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1943 minor league draft.

The New York Giants drafted Bruce Sloan from Little Rock (Southern Association) in the 1943 minor league draft.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Hal Trosky from the Cleveland Indians.

November 24, 1943
December 1, 1943
December 2, 1943
December 4, 1943
December 9, 1943

Oakland (PCL) traded Bill Rigney to the New York Giants for Dolph Camilli.

December 13, 1943
December 30, 1943
1944

The Cleveland Indians signed George Susce as a free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Luis Aloma as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jack Banta as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ed Blake as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Leon Brinkopf as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Tommy Brown as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Smoky Burgess as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Frank Campos as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Don Carlsen as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Gil Coan as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jack Crimian as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Jack Faszholz as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Art Fowler as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Nellie Fox as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Owen Friend as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Ned Garver as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Joe Ginsberg as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Jim Greengrass as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bob Habenicht as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Buddy Hicks as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Bobby Hofman as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Hal Hudson as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Don Johnson as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Clyde King as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Johnny Klippstein as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Alex Konikowski as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Kurt Krieger as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Clem Labine as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Steve Lembo as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Carmen Mauro as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Cal McLish as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Ed Mierkowicz as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Larry Miggins as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Eddie Miksis as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Bobby Morgan as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Don Mueller as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Joe Nuxhall as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Jim Pearce as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Kent Peterson as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Mario Picone as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Barney Schultz as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed George Shuba as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Ben Taylor as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Tom Upton as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Kermit Wahl as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Rube Walker as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Preston Ward as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Eddie Yost as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Charlie Cuellar as a free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Saul Rogovin as a free agent.

The New York Giants obtained Monty Kennedy from Richmond (Piedmont) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The St. Louis Browns obtained Ellis Kinder from Memphis (Southern Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Brooklyn Dodgers obtained Morrie Martin from St Paul (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Brooklyn Dodgers obtained Harry Taylor from St Paul (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Joe Burns sent from the Boston Braves to the Philadelphia Athletics in an unknown transaction.

George Estock sent from the Boston Red Sox to the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

Russ Meyer sent from the Chicago White Sox to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

January 15, 1944

The Chicago Cubs signed Roy Smalley as an amateur free agent.

January 22, 1944

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jesse Levan as an amateur free agent.

January 31, 1944

The New York Giants signed Danny Gardella as a free agent.

February 15, 1944

The St. Louis Cardinals released Frank Demaree. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

February 17, 1944
February 24, 1944

The Boston Braves signed Steve Shemo as a free agent.

March 1, 1944

The Washington Senators traded Tony Giuliani and cash to the St. Louis Browns for Rick Ferrell. Tony Giuliani refused to report to his new team on March 28, 1944. The Washington Senators sent Gene Moore (March 28, 1944) to the St. Louis Browns to complete the trade.

March 10, 1944

The Boston Braves signed Warren Huston as a free agent.

March 15, 1944

The St. Louis Browns signed Frank Demaree as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 28, 1944

The St. Louis Browns traded to the Washington Senators for unknown compensation. Tony Giuliani refused to report to his new team on March 28, 1944. The Washington Senators sent Gene Moore (March 28, 1944) to the St. Louis Browns to complete the trade.

The Washington Senators traded to the St. Louis Browns for unknown compensation. Tony Giuliani refused to report to his new team on March 28, 1944. The Washington Senators sent Gene Moore (March 28, 1944) to the St. Louis Browns to complete the trade.

April 1, 1944

The Boston Braves released Danny MacFayden.

The Chicago Cubs traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for players to be named later. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Andy Karl (September 30, 1943) and Dick Conger (September 30, 1943) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. Andy Karl refused to report to his new team on April 1, 1944. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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