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1954 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 19, 1953

The New York Yankees signed Ralph Terry as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics released Bobo Newsom.

November 24, 1953
November 25, 1953
November 30, 1953

The Detroit Tigers drafted Harry Bright from the Chicago White Sox in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Chuck Diering from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Chico Garcia from Shreveport (Texas) in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Athletics drafted Spook Jacobs from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Chuck Kress from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Royce Lint from Portland (PCL) in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jerry Lynch from the New York Yankees in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Luis Marquez from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Al Sima from the Washington Senators in the 1953 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox selected Carl Sawatski off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

December 1, 1953

The New York Giants drafted John Anderson from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1953 minor league draft.

Toronto (International) drafted Fred Hahn from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1953 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Brooks Lawrence from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1953 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bob Mabe from Reidsville (Carolina) in the 1953 minor league draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Sammy Meeks from the Chicago White Sox in the 1953 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Sonny Senerchia from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1953 minor league draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Lee Tate from Lubbock (West Texas-New Mexico) in the 1953 minor league draft.

The New York Giants drafted Lee Tate from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1953 minor league draft.

December 2, 1953

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jack Crimian and $100,000 to the Cincinnati Reds for Alex Grammas.

December 4, 1953

Toronto (International) purchased Archie Wilson from the Boston Red Sox.

December 7, 1953
December 8, 1953
December 9, 1953
December 10, 1953
December 13, 1953

The Boston Red Sox signed Joe Dobson as a free agent.

December 16, 1953
December 17, 1953
December 18, 1953
December 19, 1953
December 26, 1953
1954

The New York Giants returned John Anderson (earlier draft pick) to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Joe Trimble as a free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Fritz Ackley as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ruben Amaro as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Luis Aparicio as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tom Baker as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Carl Boles as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ted Bowsfield as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Don Cardwell as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Ramon Conde as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Chuck Cottier as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Marlan Coughtry as an amateur free agent.

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

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

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Earl Francis as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Frank Funk as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Gary Geiger as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Buddy Gilbert as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Mudcat Grant as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tom Hughes as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Rod Kanehl as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bill Kern as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bill Kirk as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Steve Korcheck as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Tony Kubek as an amateur free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed Dick Luebke as an amateur free agent.

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

The Boston Red Sox signed Ken McBride as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Jim McManus as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Minnie Mendoza as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Howie Nunn as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Leo Posada as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Hal Raether as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Ken Retzer as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Ray Rippelmeyer as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Daryl Robertson as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Andre Rodgers as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed John Romano as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Don Rowe as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Dick Stigman as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Chuck Templeton as an amateur free agent.

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

The Chicago White Sox signed Hal Trosky as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed John Tsitouris as an amateur free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Rene Valdes as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Leon Wagner as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Billy Williams as an amateur free agent.

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

The St. Louis Cardinals signed John Wyatt as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Tom Yewcic as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies obtained Marv Blaylock from Syracuse (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The New York Giants released John Kennedy.

John Briggs sent from Idaho Falls (Pioneer) to the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

Bill Fischer sent from Seattle (PCL) to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction.

Lou Johnson sent from the New York Yankees to Lexington (Mountain States) in an unknown transaction.

Eddie Kasko sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to Richmond (International) in an unknown transaction.

Jesse Levan sent from the Milwaukee Braves to Miami Beach (Florida International) in an unknown transaction.

Ron Northey sent from the Chicago Cubs to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

Carlos Paula sent from Paris (Big State) to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction.

Freddy Rodriguez sent from Midland (Longhorn) to the Milwaukee Braves in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Johnny Schaive sent from the Chicago White Sox to Decatur (Mississippi-Ohio Valley) in an unknown transaction.

Barney Schultz sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Joe Shipley sent from Vidalia (Georgia State) to the New York Giants in an unknown transaction.

Jose Valdivielso sent from Lubbock (West Texas-New Mexico) to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction.

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Howie Fox to Baltimore (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Baltimore Orioles obtained Howie Fox from Baltimore (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January, 1954
January 2, 1954

Dallas (Texas) traded Buzz Clarkson to the Chicago Cubs for Edward Konick (minors).

January 13, 1954
January 20, 1954
January 26, 1954

The Baltimore Orioles released Harry Brecheen.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Eddie Erautt, Dick Sisler and $100,000 to San Diego (PCL) for Tom Alston.

January 28, 1954

Havana (International) purchased Clint Hartung from the New York Giants.

February, 1954

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Roberto Clemente as an amateur free agent.

February 1, 1954

Toronto (International) purchased Ed Blake from the Cincinnati Redlegs. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Milwaukee Braves traded Johnny Antonelli, Billy Klaus, Don Liddle, Ebba St. Claire and $50,000 to the New York Giants for Sam Calderone and Bobby Thomson.

February 2, 1954

The New York Giants signed Joey Amalfitano as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

The Baltimore Orioles released Satchel Paige.

February 3, 1954
February 5, 1954
February 9, 1954

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Walker Cooper as a free agent.

February 10, 1954

The Baltimore Orioles traded Charlie White and $10,000 to the Milwaukee Braves for Vern Bickford.

February 18, 1954
February 19, 1954
February 23, 1954

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Vic Raschi from the New York Yankees for $85,000.

February 26, 1954

The Boston Red Sox signed Mickey Owen as a free agent.

March, 1954

Bill Currie sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 5, 1954

Havana (International) purchased Ray Noble from the New York Giants.

March 16, 1954

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Eddie Waitkus from the Philadelphia Phillies for $40,000.

The Baltimore Orioles released Babe Martin.

March 18, 1954

Havana (International) purchased Raul Sanchez from the Washington Senators.

March 20, 1954

The Milwaukee Braves traded Dave Cole and cash to the Chicago Cubs for Roy Smalley.

March 27, 1954
March 28, 1954

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Dick Young and $50,000 to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Bobby Morgan.

April, 1954

Shreveport (Texas) purchased Ed Mickelson from the Baltimore Orioles.

April 1, 1954 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Ray Murray from the Philadelphia Athletics for $20,000.

April 7, 1954 Standings

The Brooklyn Dodgers sent Bob Alexander to Portland (PCL) as part of a conditional deal.

April 8, 1954 Standings

San Francisco (PCL) purchased Ted Beard from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $10,000.

Toronto (International) purchased Jack Crimian from the Cincinnati Redlegs.

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Dave Koslo from the New York Giants.

April 11, 1954 Standings
April 12, 1954 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Ralph Houk as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Hal Newhouser as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Joe Page as a free agent.

April 13, 1954 Standings

The New York Giants signed Tony Taylor as an amateur free agent.

April 15, 1954 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Jim Davis from Seattle (PCL).

April 17, 1954 Standings
April 18, 1954 Standings
April 25, 1954 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Herb Adams from the Chicago Cubs. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 26, 1954 Standings
April 29, 1954 Standings

Havana (International) purchased Johnny Lipon from the Cincinnati Redlegs.

April 30, 1954 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Steve Bilko from the St. Louis Cardinals for $12,500.

May, 1954 Standings

Toronto (International) purchased Lou Sleater from the Washington Senators.

May 4, 1954 Standings
May 7, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics sent Carl Scheib to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

May 10, 1954 Standings

Oklahoma City (Texas) purchased Al Papai from the St. Louis Cardinals. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Boston Red Sox released Joe Dobson.

The Philadelphia Phillies released Johnny Lindell.

The Chicago White Sox selected Stan Jok off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 11, 1954 Standings
May 12, 1954 Standings

The Washington Senators purchased Jim Lemon from the Cleveland Indians.

The Boston Red Sox purchased Don Lenhardt from the Baltimore Orioles.

The Detroit Tigers returned Dick Donovan to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

The Baltimore Orioles released Vern Bickford.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Hal White.

May 15, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics released Bob Cain. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 16, 1954 Standings

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

May 18, 1954 Standings

The New York Giants selected Hoot Evers off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

May 19, 1954 Standings

The Chicago Cubs selected Walker Cooper off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

May 23, 1954 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded Grady Hatton and $100,000 to the Boston Red Sox for George Kell.

May 24, 1954 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Phil Cavarretta as a free agent.

May 25, 1954 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Bob Boyd from the Chicago White Sox. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Baltimore Orioles traded Dick Littlefield to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Cal Abrams.

May 29, 1954 Standings
June, 1954 Standings

The Milwaukee Braves signed Lee Maye as an amateur free agent.

Marshall Renfroe sent from Crestview (Alabama-Florida) to the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 1, 1954 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed John Buzhardt as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Dave Koslo.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Joe Page.

The Philadelphia Athletics released Dick Rozek.

The Cleveland Indians traded Bob Chakales to the Baltimore Orioles for Vic Wertz.

The St. Louis Cardinals returned Carl Scheib to the Philadelphia Athletics as part of a conditional deal.

The Philadelphia Athletics released Carl Scheib.

June 3, 1954 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Freddie Burdette as an amateur free agent.

June 4, 1954 Standings
June 8, 1954 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Billy O'Dell as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

The Chicago Cubs purchased John Andre from Shreveport (Texas).

The Cincinnati Redlegs purchased Mario Picone from the New York Giants for $15,000.

June 9, 1954 Standings

The New York Giants signed Paul Giel as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

The Chicago White Sox released Bud Stewart.

The Detroit Tigers traded Johnny Bucha, Chuck Kress, Ernie Nevel and cash to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Wayne Belardi.

June 11, 1954 Standings
June 12, 1954 Standings

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Dick Murphy as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Herm Wehmeier from the Cincinnati Redlegs.

June 14, 1954 Standings

The Milwaukee Braves signed Al Spangler as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Laurin Pepper as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

The Milwaukee Braves released Sibby Sisti.

The Detroit Tigers traded Johnny Pesky to the Washington Senators for Mel Hoderlein.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Hal Rice to the Chicago Cubs for Luis Marquez.

June 15, 1954 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Ron Jackson as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

The Cincinnati Redlegs purchased Karl Drews from the Philadelphia Phillies.

June 16, 1954 Standings

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

The Milwaukee Braves signed Don Nottebart as an amateur free agent.

June 19, 1954 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Harmon Killebrew as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

June 24, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Don Landrum as an amateur free agent.

Dallas (Texas) traded Howard Anderson (minors), Edward Knoblauch (minors), Ben Taylor and $20,000 to the Chicago Cubs for Buzz Clarkson and Les Fleming. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July, 1954 Standings

Ernie Broglio sent from Oakland (PCL) to the Cincinnati Redlegs in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Evelio Hernandez sent from Roswell (Longhorn) to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 4, 1954 Standings

The New York Yankees selected Marlin Stuart off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

July 11, 1954 Standings
July 12, 1954 Standings

Toronto (International) purchased Chuck Kress from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The New York Giants released Larry Jansen.

July 15, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Gus Niarhos from the Boston Red Sox. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 18, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Floyd Baker off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

July 19, 1954 Standings

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed John Oldham as an amateur free agent.

July 20, 1954 Standings

The Milwaukee Braves signed Dave Koslo as a free agent.

July 22, 1954 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Ralph Branca as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Ralph Houk.

July 25, 1954 Standings

The Boston Red Sox purchased Tom Hurd from the Chicago White Sox.

July 29, 1954 Standings

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

The Detroit Tigers selected Hoot Evers off waivers from the New York Giants.

The Boston Red Sox selected Sam Mele off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

August, 1954 Standings

Don Plarski sent from Tallahassee (Florida International) to the Philadelphia Athletics in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 7, 1954 Standings

The Cincinnati Redlegs purchased Jerry Lane from the Washington Senators.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Bob Kuzava off waivers from the New York Yankees.

August 8, 1954 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Ben Wade off waivers from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

August 16, 1954 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Bob Cain as a free agent.

August 17, 1954 Standings

The Washington Senators purchased Jesse Levan from St Petersburg (Florida International).

August 20, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Athletics signed Bill Oster as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers traded Earl Harrist and cash to Seattle (PCL) for Van Fletcher. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 22, 1954 Standings

The New York Yankees selected Jim Konstanty off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

September 3, 1954 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Tommy Byrne from Seattle (PCL).

September 4, 1954 Standings
September 7, 1954 Standings
September 8, 1954 Standings

The New York Giants selected Joe Garagiola off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

September 17, 1954 Standings
September 21, 1954 Standings
September 23, 1954 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Sammy Drake as an amateur free agent.

September 27, 1954 Standings
September 30, 1954 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Bill Serena from the Chicago Cubs.

The Cleveland Indians traded players to be named later and Sam Jones to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The Chicago Cubs sent Ralph Kiner (November 16, 1954) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade. The Cleveland Indians sent $60,000 (November 16, 1954) and Gale Wade (November 30, 1954) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

October 1, 1954 Standings
October 6, 1954 Standings

Portland (PCL) traded Bob Alexander to the Baltimore Orioles for Jay Heard.

October 8, 1954 Standings
October 12, 1954 Standings
October 14, 1954 Standings
October 15, 1954 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Pancho Herrera from Kansas City (Negro American). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Hank Mason from Kansas City (Negro American). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Jim Westlake from San Francisco (PCL) for $17,500. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 16, 1954

The New York Yankees purchased Lou Sleater from Toronto (International).

October 19, 1954
November 9, 1954

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Bob Thurman as a free agent.

November 10, 1954
November 17, 1954

The New York Yankees traded players to be named later, Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Willy Miranda, Hal Smith, Gus Triandos and Gene Woodling to the Baltimore Orioles for players to be named later, Billy Hunter, Don Larsen and Bob Turley. The New York Yankees sent Bill Miller (December 1, 1954), Kal Segrist (December 1, 1954), Don Leppert (December 1, 1954) and Theodore Del Guercio (minors) (December 1, 1954) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade. The Baltimore Orioles sent Mike Blyzka (December 1, 1954), Darrell Johnson (December 1, 1954), Jim Fridley (December 1, 1954) and Dick Kryhoski (December 1, 1954) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

November 22, 1954

The Chicago Cubs drafted Vicente Amor from Oakland (PCL) in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Cloyd Boyer from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Art Ceccarelli from the New York Yankees in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Roberto Clemente from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Ben Flowers from the Boston Red Sox in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Redlegs drafted Glen Gorbous from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The New York Giants drafted Mickey Grasso from the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jim King from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Bobby Kline from Toronto (International) in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Bob Spicer from the Chicago Cubs in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Joe Trimble from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

The Milwaukee Braves drafted Roberto Vargas from the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

November 23, 1954

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Charlie Maxwell from the Boston Red Sox.

The Cincinnati Redlegs purchased Milt Smith from San Diego (PCL).

November 24, 1954
November 30, 1954

Seattle (PCL) drafted Bobby Balcena from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1954 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Buzz Clarkson from Dallas (Texas) in the 1954 minor league draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Johnny Goryl from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1954 minor league draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Cholly Naranjo from the Washington Senators in the 1954 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Charlie Peete from Portsmouth (Piedmont) in the 1954 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Benny Valenzuela from Bisbee-Douglas (Arizona-Texas) in the 1954 minor league draft.

Oklahoma City (Texas) drafted Gordie Windhorn from the New York Giants in the 1954 minor league draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Red Witt from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1954 minor league draft.

December, 1954

The Cincinnati Redlegs sent Saul Rogovin to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

December 1, 1954
December 3, 1954
December 6, 1954
December 8, 1954
December 11, 1954

The Washington Senators purchased Bruce Edwards from the Chicago Cubs for $15,000.

December 13, 1954

The Baltimore Orioles traded John Jancse (minors), Harry Schwegman (minors) and $50,000 to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Billy Cox and Preacher Roe.

December 14, 1954

The Chicago White Sox signed Al Brazle as a free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Sandy Koufax as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

The Boston Red Sox traded Del Wilber to the New York Giants for Billy Klaus.

December 21, 1954

The Baltimore Orioles signed Johnny Pesky as a free agent.

1955

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jim Archer as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Ray Barker as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Gary Bell as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Bob Botz as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Marv Breeding as an amateur free agent.

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Ellis Burton as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jim Campbell as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Duke Carmel as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Orlando Cepeda as an amateur free agent.

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

The Boston Red Sox signed Lou Clinton as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Choo-Choo Coleman as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Cliff Cook as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Jim Davenport as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Bob Davis as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Don Dillard as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Dan Dobbek as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jim Duffalo as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Bob Dustal as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Jack Feller as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Larry Foss as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Dave Gerard as an amateur free agent.

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

The Chicago Cubs signed John Goetz as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Jesse Gonder as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Dallas Green as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Lenny Green as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Carroll Hardy as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Wynn Hawkins as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Glen Hobbie as an amateur free agent.

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

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

The Kansas City Athletics signed Evans Killeen as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Jack Kralick as an amateur free agent.

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

The Chicago White Sox signed Barry Latman as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Don Leppert as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Carl Mathias as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Jim McAnany as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jim McKnight as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Bubba Morton as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Chi-Chi Olivo as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Diomedes Olivo as an amateur free agent.

The New York Giants signed Jose Pagan as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Ron Piche as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Larry Raines as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Claude Raymond as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Duane Richards as an amateur free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed Brooks Robinson as an amateur free agent.

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

The Washington Senators signed Ted Sadowski as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jimmie Schaffer as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Garland Shifflett as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Bill Short as an amateur free agent.

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

The New York Giants signed Verle Tiefenthaler as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Redlegs signed Felix Torres as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Paul Toth as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Elder White as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dave Wickersham as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Ted Wills as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Webbo Clarke as a free agent.

The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Connie Grob as a free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics obtained George Brunet from Seminole (Sooner State) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Cincinnati Redlegs obtained Clint Hartung from Havana (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The New York Giants obtained Red Murff from Dallas (Texas) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Cincinnati Redlegs obtained Ray Noble from Havana (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Cincinnati Redlegs obtained Raul Sanchez from Havana (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Cincinnati Redlegs obtained Pat Scantlebury from Havana (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Ed Bouchee from Spokane (Western International).

Seattle (PCL) purchased Art Schult from the New York Yankees.

The St. Louis Cardinals released John Wyatt.

Marshall Bridges sent from the New York Giants to the Milwaukee Braves in an unknown transaction.

John Briggs sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to Sacramento (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Ernie Broglio sent from the Cincinnati Redlegs to Stockton (California) in an unknown transaction.

Chuck Cottier sent from the Baltimore Orioles to New Iberia (Evangeline) in an unknown transaction.

Joe Ginsberg sent from the Cleveland Indians to San Diego (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Howie Goss sent from Salinas (California) to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Al Heist sent from the Baltimore Orioles to Sacramento (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Ron Henry sent from Boise (Pioneer) to the Milwaukee Braves in an unknown transaction.

Hank Izquierdo sent from Winston-Salem (Carolina) to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

Bob Johnson sent from Pauls Valley (Sooner State) to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

Lou Johnson sent from Pampa (West Texas-New Mexico) to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Bill Kennedy sent from the Boston Red Sox to Seattle (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Danny Morejon sent from Portsmouth (Piedmont) to the Cincinnati Redlegs in an unknown transaction.

Marshall Renfroe sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to St Petersburg (Florida State) in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Johnny Schaive sent from Decatur (Mississippi-Ohio Valley) to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction.

Vito Valentinetti sent from the Chicago White Sox to Charleston (American Association) in an unknown transaction.

The Chicago Cubs returned Ben Taylor to Beaumont (Texas) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Washington Senators released Dick Phillips.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Dick Phillips as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves obtained Ben Taylor from Beaumont (Texas) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 3, 1955

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Hoot Evers from the Detroit Tigers.

January 11, 1955
January 13, 1955

Charleston (American Association) traded William Killinger (minors) and cash to the Detroit Tigers for Ron Northey.

January 14, 1955
January 24, 1955

The Washington Senators signed Bob Allison as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators released Connie Marrero.

January 26, 1955

The New York Yankees signed Tom Carroll as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

January 28, 1955

The Washington Senators signed Vince Gonzales as a free agent.

February 8, 1955

The Chicago Cubs signed Don Kaiser as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

February 10, 1955
February 11, 1955

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Peanuts Lowrey as a free agent.

February 19, 1955

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jimmie Coker as an amateur free agent.

March 4, 1955
March 12, 1955

The New York Giants signed Willie McCovey as an amateur free agent.

March 17, 1955
March 19, 1955

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Dave Cole from the Chicago Cubs.

March 29, 1955

The Boston Red Sox signed Eddie Joost as a free agent.

March 30, 1955

The Kansas City Athletics purchased Ewell Blackwell from the New York Yankees for $50,000.

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