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1947 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 1, 1946

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Dick Adams from Sacramento (PCL) in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Loyd Christopher from the Chicago Cubs in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Ferris Fain from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Pete Gebrian from the Boston Braves in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bob Gillespie from the Detroit Tigers in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Earl Harrist from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Ken Holcombe from the New York Yankees in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Lyman Linde from the Chicago White Sox in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Cliff Mapes from the Cleveland Indians in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Browns drafted Glen Moulder from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Danny Murtaugh from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Virgil Stallcup from the Boston Red Sox in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Fuzz White from the St. Louis Browns in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Les Willis from Memphis (Southern Association) in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Gus Zernial from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

Previous purchase of Jack Lohrke by the Boston Braves from San Diego (PCL) voided and player returned.

The New York Giants drafted Jack Lohrke from San Diego (PCL) in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

November 5, 1946

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Larry Ciaffone from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1946 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jack Crimian from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1946 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Rogers McKee from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1946 minor league draft.

The New York Giants drafted Hal Quick from the Chicago Cubs in the 1946 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bill Reeder from the Chicago White Sox in the 1946 minor league draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Bill Rodgers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1946 minor league draft.

November 10, 1946

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Grady Wilson from the Boston Red Sox in the 1946 minor league draft.

November 15, 1946
November 17, 1946

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Tom Poholsky from the Boston Red Sox in the 1946 minor league draft.

November 21, 1946

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

December 2, 1946
December 4, 1946
December 5, 1946

The Chicago White Sox signed Red Ruffing as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics purchased Mike Guerra from the Washington Senators.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Tommy O'Brien from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Al Gerheauser to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Eddie Basinski.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded a player to be named later and $35,000 to Oakland (PCL) for Wally Westlake. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Johnny Hutchings (December 5, 1946) to Oakland (PCL) to complete the trade.

The Cleveland Indians traded a player to be named later and cash to the New York Yankees for Eddie Bockman. The Cleveland Indians sent Dutch Meyer (December 5, 1946) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

December 6, 1946
December 7, 1946
December 9, 1946

The Boston Braves purchased Red Barrett from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Dutch Leonard from the Washington Senators.

Seattle (PCL) purchased Bill Posedel from the Boston Braves.

December 10, 1946
December 11, 1946

The New York Yankees signed Joe Medwick as a free agent.

December 12, 1946
December 13, 1946
December 14, 1946

Seattle (PCL) purchased Monk Dubiel from the New York Yankees.

December 15, 1946

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Dick Rozek as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

December 16, 1946
December 17, 1946
December 19, 1946
December 20, 1946
December 26, 1946
1947

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bill Dietrich as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Lou Finney as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Rollie Hemsley as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Alex Kellner as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jack Merson as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Herb Adams as an amateur free agent.

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

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jim Baxes as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ralph Beard as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Gus Bell as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Charlie Bicknell as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Babe Birrer as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Marv Blaylock as an amateur free agent.

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

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Rocky Bridges as an amateur free agent.

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

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bubba Church as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mel Clark as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jim Command as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Clint Courtney as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Leo Cristante as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bob DiPietro as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Dick Donovan as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Walt Dropo as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Harry Fisher as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Whitey Ford as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Marion Fricano as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Harvey Gentry as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Tookie Gilbert as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mike Goliat as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Al Grunwald as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Harvey Haddix as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Fred Hahn as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bill Hall as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Doug Hansen as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Chuck Harmon as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Mel Held as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Harley Hisner as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Don Hoak as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ray Jablonski as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Virgil Jester as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Stan Jok as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Willie Jones as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Ray Katt as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Chris Kitsos as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Joe Landrum as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Don Larsen as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Johnny Logan as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Bill Macdonald as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Dave Madison as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Harry Malmberg as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Frank Malzone as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Connie Marrero as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Rogelio Martinez as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Charlie Maxwell as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jackie Mayo as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Windy McCall as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Roy McMillan as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mickey Micelotta as an amateur free agent.

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

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Bob Milliken as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Herb Moford as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Ray Moore as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Joe Muir as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Hal Naragon as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Les Peden as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bill Pierro as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Rance Pless as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Billy Queen as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Rip Repulski as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Dusty Rhodes as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Cliff Ross as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Bob Rush as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Johnny Rutherford as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Art Schallock as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Curt Simmons as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Bob Spicer as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Chuck Stobbs as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Paul Stuffel as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Dick Teed as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Bert Thiel as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Bud Thomas as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Kite Thomas as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Tim Thompson as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dixie Upright as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Gale Wade as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Pete Whisenant as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Spider Wilhelm as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Dick Williams as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Archie Wilson as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Len Yochim as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jay Avrea as a free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Julio Moreno as a free agent.

The New York Giants signed Neal Watlington as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained Frank Barrett from Indianapolis (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Chicago White Sox obtained Gordon Goldsberry from Hollywood (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Boston Braves obtained Walt Lanfranconi from Milwaukee (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The New York Yankees obtained Harry Schaeffer from Stroudsburg (North Atlantic) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Boston Braves returned Frank Barrett to Indianapolis (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Pittsburgh Pirates returned Bud Sheely to Hollywood (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Boston Red Sox purchased Billy Goodman from Atlanta (Southern Association) for $75,000.

George Bradshaw sent from Landis (North Carolina State) to the Brooklyn Dodgers in an unknown transaction.

Moe Burtschy sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Athletics in an unknown transaction.

Jack Daniels sent from Bloomingdale (North Atlantic) to the Boston Braves in an unknown transaction.

George Estock sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to Austin (Big State) in an unknown transaction.

Frank Fanovich sent from the New York Giants to Watertown (Border) in an unknown transaction.

Bob Hall sent from the Detroit Tigers to Seattle (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Bubba Harris sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Athletics in an unknown transaction.

Mel Hoderlein sent from the Chicago Cubs to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction.

Bobo Holloman sent from Moultrie (Georgia-Florida) to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

Bill Kennedy sent from Rocky Mount (Coastal Plain) to the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction.

Fred Marsh sent from the Chicago Cubs to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

Sammy Meeks sent from the New York Giants to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction.

Billy Reed sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Boston Braves in an unknown transaction.

Carl Sawatski sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Boston Braves in an unknown transaction.

Jerry Scala sent from the New York Giants to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction.

George Schmees sent from the Cincinnati Reds to the Brooklyn Dodgers in an unknown transaction.

Barney Schultz sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

Jerry Snyder sent from Niagara Falls (Mid-Atlantic) to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction.

Nick Testa sent from Walden (North Atlantic) to the New York Giants in an unknown transaction.

Earl Turner sent from the Boston Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Ben Wade sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

Bob Wellman sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Athletics in an unknown transaction.

Free agent signing of Billy Klaus by the Cleveland Indians voided.

The Pittsburgh Pirates returned Tod Davis to Hollywood (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Philadelphia Athletics returned Cot Deal to Toronto (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Chicago White Sox returned Al Epperly to Milwaukee (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Pittsburgh Pirates returned Tony Lupien to Hollywood (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Boston Braves returned Roy Weatherly to Indianapolis (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Boston Braves released Lou Sleater.

The Chicago Cubs signed Billy Klaus as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Lou Sleater as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox obtained Tod Davis from Hollywood (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Boston Red Sox obtained Cot Deal from Toronto (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Boston Braves obtained Al Epperly from Milwaukee (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Chicago White Sox obtained Tony Lupien from Hollywood (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained Roy Weatherly from Indianapolis (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 9, 1947
January 14, 1947
January 18, 1947

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Hank Greenberg from the Detroit Tigers for $75,000.

The Cleveland Indians selected Johnny Rucker off waivers from the New York Giants.

January 24, 1947
January 25, 1947

The New York Yankees signed George McQuinn as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Hi Bithorn from the Chicago Cubs.

January 28, 1947
January 29, 1947

The Brooklyn Dodgers selected Walter Sessi off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

February, 1947
February 1, 1947

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Hugh Mulcahy as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

February 4, 1947

San Diego (PCL) purchased Max West from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Chicago White Sox released Hal Trosky.

February 8, 1947
February 10, 1947

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Jim Bagby from the Boston Red Sox.

February 13, 1947
February 14, 1947
February 19, 1947
February 26, 1947

The Boston Braves released Bill Lee.

March, 1947

The Boston Red Sox signed Frankie Hayes as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Yankees purchased Bud Stewart from the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Detroit Tigers released Frank Carswell. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 1, 1947

The New York Yankees selected Johnny Lucadello off waivers from the St. Louis Browns.

March 3, 1947
March 4, 1947
March 15, 1947

The Chicago Cubs signed Bill Lee as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 21, 1947
March 22, 1947

The Chicago White Sox selected Hi Bithorn off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

March 24, 1947

The Philadelphia Athletics traded a player to be named later, Vern Benson, Jake Caulfield and Russ Derry to the St. Louis Cardinals for Eddie Joost. The Philadelphia Athletics sent $30,000 (March 24, 1947) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

March 25, 1947
March 29, 1947
March 31, 1947
April 1, 1947 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates returned Ken Holcombe (earlier draft pick) to the New York Yankees.

April 2, 1947 Standings
April 4, 1947 Standings
April 6, 1947 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Lew Burdette as an amateur free agent.

April 9, 1947 Standings
April 10, 1947 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies released Charlie Letchas.

The Brooklyn Dodgers released Billy Sullivan. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Washington Senators released Gil Torres.

April 12, 1947 Standings
April 14, 1947 Standings
April 15, 1947 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Johnny Murphy as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Billy Sullivan as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Sacramento (PCL) purchased Ken Holcombe from the New York Yankees. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 16, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Lonny Frey from the Cincinnati Reds.

April 18, 1947 Standings
April 21, 1947 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Johnny Lanning as a free agent.

April 23, 1947 Standings
April 28, 1947 Standings
April 29, 1947 Standings
May, 1947 Standings
May 3, 1947 Standings
May 5, 1947 Standings
May 9, 1947 Standings
May 10, 1947 Standings
May 12, 1947 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Nick Etten to the New York Yankees following previous purchase.

The New York Giants released Bob Carpenter.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Hugh Mulcahy.

May 13, 1947 Standings
May 14, 1947 Standings
May 15, 1947 Standings
May 16, 1947 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Heinz Becker as a free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Frank McCormick as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 17, 1947 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Hugh Poland from Indianapolis (American Association).

May 19, 1947 Standings

Louisville (American Association) purchased Lum Harris from the Washington Senators.

May 20, 1947 Standings
May 21, 1947 Standings
May 25, 1947 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Joe Medwick as a free agent.

June, 1947 Standings

Doug Hansen sent from the Chicago Cubs to El Paso (Arizona-Texas) in an unknown transaction.

The Cincinnati Reds released Dale Long.

The Boston Red Sox signed Dale Long as a free agent.

June 3, 1947 Standings
June 7, 1947 Standings
June 11, 1947 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Dick Manville as an amateur free agent.

June 13, 1947 Standings

The New York Giants traded Bill Voiselle and cash to the Boston Braves for Mort Cooper.

June 14, 1947 Standings
June 20, 1947 Standings
June 23, 1947 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Art Herring.

The New York Giants selected Hooks Iott off waivers from the St. Louis Browns.

June 25, 1947 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Lonny Frey from the Chicago Cubs.

June 30, 1947 Standings
July, 1947 Standings

The New York Yankees traded Philip Mategrano (minors), Arthur Visconti (minors), Joe Murray and cash to Bridgeport (Colonial) for John Burt (minors).

Pete Wojey sent from Hot Springs (Cotton States) to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction.

July 2, 1947 Standings

The Boston Braves signed Normie Roy as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Larry Doby as a free agent.

July 7, 1947 Standings

The New York Giants selected Mickey Livingston off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

July 10, 1947 Standings
July 11, 1947 Standings
July 17, 1947 Standings

The St. Louis Browns signed Willard Brown as a free agent.

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

July 23, 1947 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Frank Thomas as an amateur free agent.

July 25, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Bob Carpenter as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 28, 1947 Standings
August, 1947 Standings

Bob Marquis sent from Lufkin (Lone Star) to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 1, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Bob Kelly as an amateur free agent.

August 3, 1947 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Al Lyons from the New York Yankees.

August 23, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Billy Jurges as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Lloyd Merriman as an amateur free agent.

August 24, 1947 Standings

The Brooklyn Dodgers purchased Dan Bankhead from Memphis (Negro American).

August 30, 1947 Standings

The Boston Braves purchased Bobby Hogue from the Detroit Tigers.

August 31, 1947 Standings
September, 1947 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Frank Fanovich from Watertown (Border). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 1, 1947 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Buzz Dozier as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 15, 1947 Standings

The New York Giants released Mel Ott.

The Chicago Cubs selected Freddy Schmidt off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

September 16, 1947 Standings
September 19, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs released Billy Jurges.

The Chicago Cubs released Bill Lee.

September 20, 1947 Standings

The New York Giants released Ernie Lombardi.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded players to be named later and $100,000 to San Francisco (PCL) for Bob Chesnes. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Gene Woodling (September 30, 1947), Ken Gables (September 30, 1947), Manny Perez (minors) (September 30, 1947) and Dixie Howell (January 15, 1948) to San Francisco (PCL) to complete the trade.

September 22, 1947 Standings
September 23, 1947 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Joe Grace off waivers from the Washington Senators.

September 24, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs released Stan Hack.

The Boston Red Sox released Bob Klinger.

September 25, 1947 Standings

The Boston Red Sox traded players to be named later and cash to San Francisco (PCL) for Neill Sheridan. The Boston Red Sox sent Tommy Fine (October 22, 1947) and Strick Shofner (October 22, 1947) to San Francisco (PCL) to complete the trade.

September 27, 1947 Standings
September 28, 1947 Standings
September 29, 1947 Standings
September 30, 1947 Standings
October, 1947 Standings

The Detroit Tigers purchased Paul Campbell from the Boston Red Sox.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Ed Fitz Gerald from Sacramento (PCL).

October 6, 1947 Standings

The Boston Braves traded Hank Camelli to San Diego (PCL) for Billy Kerr (minors).

October 8, 1947 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Marv Rickert from the Chicago Cubs.

October 9, 1947 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Randy Jackson as an amateur free agent.

October 14, 1947 Standings
October 18, 1947
October 20, 1947
October 21, 1947

The Cleveland Indians released Al Lopez.

October 24, 1947
October 28, 1947

The Boston Braves purchased Hoyt Wilhelm from Mooresville (North Carolina State). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

November, 1947

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Skeeter Webb as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The New York Yankees signed Hank Foiles as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

November 10, 1947

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Ferrell Anderson from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Johnny Blatnik from the Cleveland Indians in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Clint Conatser from the Detroit Tigers in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Billy DeMars from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Jay Difani from the New York Yankees in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Monk Dubiel from Seattle (PCL) in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Browns drafted Al Gerheauser from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jim Goodwin from the New York Giants in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Jack Hallett from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Ken Holcombe from Sacramento (PCL) in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Bill Kennedy from the Boston Red Sox in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Woody Main from the New York Yankees in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Babe Martin from the St. Louis Browns in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Larry Miggins from the New York Giants in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Len Okrie from the Chicago Cubs in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Johnny Ostrowski from the Chicago Cubs in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Forrest Thompson from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Max West from San Diego (PCL) in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Don White from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Grady Wilson from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

November 13, 1947

San Diego (PCL) purchased Jesse Flores from the Philadelphia Athletics.

November 14, 1947
November 17, 1947

The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted Bob Addis from the New York Yankees in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Dewey Adkins from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Boston Braves drafted Paul Burris from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bill Butland from the Boston Red Sox in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jack Cassini from Tulsa (Texas) in the 1947 minor league draft.

The New York Giants drafted Pete Milne from the Cleveland Indians in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted John Simmons from the New York Yankees in the 1947 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Don Thompson from the Boston Red Sox in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Boston Red Sox traded Pete Layden, Joe Ostrowski, Roy Partee, Eddie Pellagrini, Al Widmar, Jim Wilson and $310,000 to the St. Louis Browns for Jack Kramer and Vern Stephens.

November 18, 1947
November 19, 1947

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bud Hardin from the New York Giants in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Dave Jolly from the St. Louis Browns in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted Pete Wojey from the Chicago White Sox in the 1947 minor league draft.

November 20, 1947

The New York Giants drafted Bob Lennon from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jackie Mayo from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1947 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Lefty Mills from the Chicago Cubs in the 1947 minor league draft.

The New York Giants drafted Hoyt Wilhelm from the Boston Braves in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Cleveland Indians traded Joe Frazier, Dick Kokos, Bryan Stephens and $25,000 to the St. Louis Browns for Wally Judnich and Bob Muncrief.

November 22, 1947

The Washington Senators traded Jerry Priddy to the St. Louis Browns for Johnny Berardino. Trade was voided and players returned on November 22, 1947.

The St. Louis Browns traded Jerry Priddy to the Washington Senators for Johnny Berardino. Trade was voided and players returned on November 22, 1947.

The St. Louis Browns selected Don Richmond off waivers from the Philadelphia Athletics.

November 24, 1947

The St. Louis Browns drafted Ed Albrecht from the New York Giants in the 1947 minor league draft.

The Boston Braves released Si Johnson.

December, 1947
December 3, 1947
December 4, 1947

The Boston Braves purchased Jeff Heath from the St. Louis Browns.

The New York Giants traded Mike Budnick, Jack Graham, Jake Wade and $65,000 to San Diego (PCL) for Jack Harshman.

The Cleveland Indians traded Les Fleming to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Elbie Fletcher.

December 6, 1947

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

December 8, 1947
December 9, 1947

The Cleveland Indians traded George Metkovich and $50,000 to the St. Louis Browns for Johnny Berardino. George Metkovich returned to original team on April 20, 1948. The Cleveland Indians sent $15,000 (April 20, 1948) to the St. Louis Browns to complete the trade.

December 10, 1947
December 11, 1947
December 16, 1947
December 19, 1947
December 29, 1947
1948

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Frank Smith from the Chicago Cubs in the 1948 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs returned Jackie Mayo (earlier draft pick) to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Chicago Cubs signed Cal Howe as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Bill Abernathie as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Tom Acker as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Hal Bevan as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Milt Bolling as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Wally Burnette as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Art Ceccarelli as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Al Cicotte as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Hy Cohen as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Dave Cole as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dale Coogan as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Al Corwin as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Del Crandall as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Jerry Dahlke as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Pete Daley as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Doc Daugherty as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ike Delock as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Art Ditmar as an amateur free agent.

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

The Chicago White Sox signed Bill Fischer as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Hersh Freeman as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Jim Fridley as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bob Garber as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Tommy Giordano as an amateur free agent.

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

The Boston Braves signed Harry Hanebrink as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Gail Henley as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Stan Hollmig as an amateur free agent.

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

The Detroit Tigers signed Milt Jordan as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Niles Jordan as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Hal Keller as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Leo Kiely as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Mike Kume as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Ken Landenberger as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Braves signed Jerry Lane as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Vern Law as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jim Lemon as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dan Lewandowski as an amateur free agent.

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

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

The Detroit Tigers signed Dick Marlowe as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Fred Marolewski as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Gil McDougald as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Ed McGhee as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bob Miller as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Rudy Minarcin as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Minnie Minoso as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Willy Miranda as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Walt Moryn as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Ray Narleski as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Don Nicholas as an amateur free agent.

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

The Boston Red Sox signed Karl Olson as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Phil Paine as an amateur free agent.

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

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Joe Pignatano as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Al Pilarcik as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Carl Powis as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Joe Presko as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bob Purkey as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Frank Quinn as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bob Rinker as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Robin Roberts as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Tony Roig as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Dutch Romberger as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Rudy Rufer as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Ron Samford as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Jose Santiago as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Frank Saucier as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Moe Savransky as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Danny Schell as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Art Schult as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Billy Shantz as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bobby Shantz as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bob Smith as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed George Spencer as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Frank Sullivan as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Wayne Terwilliger as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bobby Tiefenauer as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Gus Triandos as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Bob Turley as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Bill Upton as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Corky Valentine as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Buck Varner as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Lee Wheat as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Hank Workman as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Dick Young as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Norm Zauchin as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Browns signed Bobby Herrera as a free agent.

Bobby Avila jumped from Puebla (Mexican) to the Cleveland Indians.

The Philadelphia Phillies obtained Jim Konstanty from Toronto (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Philadelphia Athletics obtained Len Matarazzo from Youngstown (Mid-Atlantic) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Chicago White Sox obtained Bob Schultz from Memphis (Southern Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Philadelphia Athletics returned Fred Hahn to Nyack (North Atlantic) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Chicago Cubs released Jim Pearce.

The St. Louis Browns released Hank Thompson.

Mike Blyzka sent from the Chicago White Sox to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction.

Ross Grimsley sent from Topeka (Western Association) to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Marv Grissom sent from the New York Giants to Sacramento (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Cal Hogue sent from the St. Louis Browns to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Nellie King sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Gene Markland sent from the Detroit Tigers to the Boston Braves in an unknown transaction.

Gordie Mueller sent from the Cleveland Indians to the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction.

Tom Saffell sent from Atlanta (Southern Association) to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Carl Sawatski sent from the Boston Braves to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

Leo Thomas sent from the Brooklyn Dodgers to Spokane (Western International) in an unknown transaction.

George Zuverink sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

Frank Campos returned to the Chicago Cubs by Puebla (Mexican) after jumping teams.

The Boston Red Sox returned Jocko Thompson to Toronto (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Philadelphia Phillies obtained Jocko Thompson from Toronto (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Chicago Cubs returned Frank Campos to Portsmouth (Piedmont) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

January, 1948

The Washington Senators obtained Joe Murray from Bridgeport (Colonial) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 16, 1948
January 20, 1948

The Boston Red Sox purchased Tommy O'Brien from the St. Louis Cardinals. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

January 27, 1948
February 2, 1948
February 6, 1948
February 7, 1948
February 9, 1948

The New York Giants selected Lou Stringer off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

February 24, 1948
February 26, 1948

Bob Buhl of the Chicago White Sox granted free agency.

February 27, 1948
March, 1948

The Boston Braves signed Bob Buhl as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 1, 1948
March 6, 1948

The Boston Braves traded a player to be named later, Bama Rowell, Ray Sanders and $40,000 to the Brooklyn Dodgers for a player to be named later and Eddie Stanky. The Boston Braves sent $60,000 (April 18, 1948) to the Brooklyn Dodgers to complete the trade. The Brooklyn Dodgers sent Ray Sanders (April 18, 1948) to the Boston Braves to complete the trade.

March 17, 1948
March 19, 1948
March 26, 1948
March 27, 1948

The New York Yankees sent Butch Wensloff to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

The New York Yankees purchased Charley Schanz from the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 29, 1948

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Ed Heusser off waivers from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

April 1, 1948
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