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1961 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 11, 1960
November 28, 1960

The Chicago Cubs drafted Cuno Barragan from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Jim Baumer from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Choo-Choo Coleman from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Jim Donohue from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Hank Foiles from the Detroit Tigers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted John Gabler from the New York Yankees in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Billy Harrell from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Ron Henry from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Ed Keegan from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Bill Kunkel from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bob Roselli from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Ray Semproch from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Valmy Thomas from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Gerry Arrigo from the Chicago White Sox in the 1960 first-year draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Gary Dotter from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960 first-year draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Paul Doyle from the New York Yankees in the 1960 first-year draft.

The Milwaukee Braves drafted Jim Campbell from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1960 minor league draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted John Goetz from the Chicago Cubs in the 1960 minor league draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Jack Hamilton from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Phil Mudrock from the New York Yankees in the 1960 minor league draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Elder White from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1960 minor league draft.

The Milwaukee Braves purchased Dick Brown from the Chicago White Sox.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Jack Baldschun from Nashville (Southern Association) for $9000 plus minor league player to be named.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Jack Baldschun from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

November 29, 1960

The Washington Senators signed Danny O'Connell as a free agent.

December 3, 1960
December 7, 1960

The Milwaukee Braves traded Dick Brown, Bill Bruton, Chuck Cottier and Terry Fox to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later and Frank Bolling. The Detroit Tigers sent Neil Chrisley (January 17, 1961) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.

December 8, 1960
December 12, 1960

The Los Angeles Angels signed Del Rice as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Tom Burgess to Dallas (American Association) for Don Leppert.

December 14, 1960

The Milwaukee Braves purchased Joe Azcue from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Washington Senators drafted Pete Daley from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Faye Throneberry from the Minnesota Twins in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Eli Grba from the New York Yankees as the 1st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Bobby Shantz from the New York Yankees as the 2nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Duke Maas from the New York Yankees as the 3rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Dave Sisler from the Detroit Tigers as the 4th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Jerry Casale from the Boston Red Sox as the 5th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Johnny Klippstein from the Cleveland Indians as the 6th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Tex Clevenger from the Minnesota Twins as the 7th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Pete Burnside from the Detroit Tigers as the 8th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Bob Sprout from the Detroit Tigers as the 9th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Carl Mathias from the Cleveland Indians as the 10th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Aubrey Gatewood from the Detroit Tigers as the 11th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Ed Hobaugh from the Chicago White Sox as the 12th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ken McBride from the Chicago White Sox as the 13th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Hal Woodeshick from the Minnesota Twins as the 14th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ned Garver from the Kansas City Athletics as the 15th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Tom Sturdivant from the Boston Red Sox as the 16th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ron Moeller from the Baltimore Orioles as the 19th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Hector Maestri from the Minnesota Twins as the 20th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ed Sadowski from the Boston Red Sox as the 21st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Dutch Dotterer from the Kansas City Athletics as the 22nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Buck Rodgers from the Detroit Tigers as the 23rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Eddie Yost from the Detroit Tigers as the 25th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Dale Long from the New York Yankees as the 28th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Bob Johnson from the Kansas City Athletics as the 32nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Gene Leek from the Cleveland Indians as the 33rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Billy Klaus from the Baltimore Orioles as the 34th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Jim Fregosi from the Boston Red Sox as the 35th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Johnny Schaive from the Minnesota Twins as the 36th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Willie Tasby from the Boston Red Sox as the 37th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Bob Cerv from the New York Yankees as the 38th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Gene Woodling from the Baltimore Orioles as the 39th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ken Hunt from the New York Yankees as the 40th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Marty Keough from the Cleveland Indians as the 41st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Jim King from the Cleveland Indians as the 43rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Earl Averill from the Chicago White Sox as the 45th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Chuck Hinton from the Baltimore Orioles as the 46th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Fred Newman from the Boston Red Sox as the 47th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Jim McAnany from the Chicago White Sox as the 49th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Chet Boak from the Kansas City Athletics as the 50th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ted Kluszewski from the Chicago White Sox as the 51st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Gene Green from the Baltimore Orioles as the 52nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Dick Donovan from the Chicago White Sox as the 54th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Julio Becquer from the Minnesota Twins as the 55th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Rudy Hernandez from the Minnesota Twins as the 56th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Leo Burke from the Baltimore Orioles as the 1st pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Steve Bilko from the Detroit Tigers as the 2nd pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Washington Senators drafted Haywood Sullivan from the Boston Red Sox as the 3rd pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Albie Pearson from the Baltimore Orioles as the 4th pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Washington Senators drafted Joe McClain from Charleston (American Association) as the 5th pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ted Bowsfield from the Cleveland Indians as the 17th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Bob Davis from the Kansas City Athletics as the 18th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Red Wilson from the Cleveland Indians as the 24th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Ken Aspromonte from the Cleveland Indians as the 26th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Coot Veal from the Detroit Tigers as the 27th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Bud Zipfel from the New York Yankees as the 29th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Ken Hamlin from the Kansas City Athletics as the 30th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Jim Mahoney from the Boston Red Sox as the 31st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Joe Hicks from the Chicago White Sox as the 42nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Neil Chrisley from the Detroit Tigers as the 44th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Dean Chance from the Baltimore Orioles as the 48th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Washington Senators traded Ken Aspromonte to the Los Angeles Angels for Coot Veal.

The Washington Senators traded Dean Chance to the Los Angeles Angels for Joe Hicks.

The Washington Senators traded Bob Davis to the Los Angeles Angels for Jim Mahoney.

The Washington Senators traded Ken Hamlin to the Los Angeles Angels for Bud Zipfel.

The Los Angeles Angels returned Ted Bowsfield to the Cleveland Indians following previous expansion draft selection.

The Los Angeles Angels returned Neil Chrisley to the Detroit Tigers following previous expansion draft selection.

The Washington Senators returned Red Wilson to the Cleveland Indians following previous expansion draft selection.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Red Wilson from the Cleveland Indians in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

December 15, 1960
December 16, 1960
December 27, 1960

The Cleveland Indians signed Paul Casanova as a free agent.

December 29, 1960
1961

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Darrell Johnson as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed El Tappe as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Tommie Agee as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Bernie Allen as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Don Arlich as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dennis Aust as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Steve Bailey as an amateur free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed Frank Bertaina as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Ethan Blackaby as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Damaso Blanco as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Len Boehmer as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Carl Bouldin as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Gene Brabender as an amateur free agent.

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

The Washington Senators signed Ed Brinkman as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Cisco Carlos as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Clay Carroll as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Bob Chance as an amateur free agent.

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

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

The Houston Colt .45's signed Ron Davis as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cincinnati Reds signed Sammy Ellis as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Andy Etchebarren as an amateur free agent.

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

The Milwaukee Braves signed George Gerberman as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Jake Gibbs as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Hal Gilson as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Larry Haney as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Steve Hargan as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Roy Heiser as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Jackie Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Vern Holtgrave as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Jack Jenkins as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Frank Johnson as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed John Kennedy as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Dick Kenworthy as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed George Kernek as an amateur free agent.

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

The Kansas City Athletics signed Ted Kubiak as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Bill Landis as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Hal Lanier as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Allan Lewis as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Winston Llenas as an amateur free agent.

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

The Washington Senators signed Don Loun as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Billy MacLeod as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Jim Manning as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jerry May as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Brian McCall as an amateur free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed John Miller as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Aurelio Monteagudo as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Dick Nen as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Joe Nossek as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Tony Oliva as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Aaron Pointer as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Frank Quilici as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Dennis Ribant as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Jim Roland as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Carroll Sembera as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Steve Shea as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Bart Shirley as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Charlie Shoemaker as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Dick Simpson as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Bill Singer as an amateur free agent.

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

The Detroit Tigers signed Mickey Stanley as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mel Stottlemyre as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Chuck Taylor as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Ted Uhlaender as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bill Wakefield as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Dick Wantz as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Floyd Weaver as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Bill Whitby as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Floyd Wicker as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ron Willis as an amateur free agent.

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

The Kansas City Athletics signed John Wojcik as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles obtained Don Bradey from Little Rock (Southern Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Los Angeles Angels obtained Tom Burgess from Dallas (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The St. Louis Cardinals obtained Don Taussig from Portland (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

The Detroit Tigers released Mickey McDermott.

Jackie Collum sent from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

Granny Hamner sent from the New York Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics in an unknown transaction.

Lou Jackson sent from the Cincinnati Reds to Toronto (International) in an unknown transaction.

Pat Jarvis sent from the Chicago Cubs to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

Clarence Jones sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an unknown transaction.

Dave Roberts sent from the Kansas City Athletics to the Houston Colt .45's in an unknown transaction.

Chico Salmon sent from the San Francisco Giants to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

Felix Torres sent from the Cincinnati Reds to the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

The Chicago Cubs returned Morrie Martin to ??? after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released Connie Grob.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Connie Grob as a free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's obtained Morrie Martin from ??? as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 4, 1961
January 10, 1961

The Los Angeles Angels signed Rocky Bridges as a free agent.

January 12, 1961

The Chicago Cubs signed Billy Cowan as an amateur free agent.

January 19, 1961

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jim Busby as a free agent.

The Cleveland Indians released Don Newcombe.

January 24, 1961

The Kansas City Athletics traded Whitey Herzog and Russ Snyder to the Baltimore Orioles for Jim Archer, Bob Boyd, Wayne Causey, Clint Courtney and Al Pilarcik. Clint Courtney returned to original team on April 15, 1961.

January 25, 1961
January 26, 1961

The St. Louis Cardinals traded a player to be named later, Cal Browning, Leon Wagner and cash to Toronto (International) for Al Cicotte. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Ellis Burton (January 26, 1961) to Toronto (International) to complete the trade.

January 31, 1961

The Baltimore Orioles signed Dave Philley as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels purchased Tom Morgan from the Minnesota Twins.

The Kansas City Athletics purchased Joe Pignatano from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

February, 1961

The Minnesota Twins purchased Paul Giel from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 1, 1961

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

The Baltimore Orioles purchased Chuck Essegian from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Ted Bowsfield from the Cleveland Indians in the 1961 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

The Los Angeles Angels returned Red Wilson to the Cleveland Indians following previous expansion draft selection.

February 9, 1961

The Baltimore Orioles signed Darold Knowles as an amateur free agent.

February 23, 1961
February 24, 1961
March 7, 1961

The Los Angeles Angels signed Jack Hiatt as an amateur free agent.

March 15, 1961

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Red Schoendienst as a free agent.

March 30, 1961
March 31, 1961
April, 1961

The Kansas City Athletics returned Bob Hartman to the Milwaukee Braves as part of a conditional deal. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Milwaukee Braves released Morrie Martin.

The San Francisco Giants traded Bobby Prescott to the Kansas City Athletics for Tony Frulio (minors).

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Pidge Browne. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Houston Colt .45's signed Pidge Browne as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 1, 1961 Standings
April 3, 1961 Standings
April 4, 1961 Standings
April 7, 1961 Standings
April 10, 1961 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Mickey McDermott as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels purchased Ron Kline from the St. Louis Cardinals.

April 11, 1961 Standings
April 12, 1961 Standings
April 13, 1961 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Luis Peraza as an amateur free agent.

Toronto (International) traded Leon Wagner to the Los Angeles Angels for Lou Johnson.

April 14, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Angels obtained Jack Spring from the Kansas City Athletics as part of a minor league working agreement.

April 15, 1961 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics traded to the Baltimore Orioles for unknown compensation. Clint Courtney returned to original team on April 15, 1961.

April 23, 1961 Standings
April 25, 1961 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics signed Bert Campaneris as an amateur free agent.

April 27, 1961 Standings

The San Francisco Giants traded a player to be named later, Don Blasingame and Bob Schmidt to the Cincinnati Reds for Ed Bailey. The San Francisco Giants sent Sherman Jones (May 13, 1961) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

May, 1961 Standings

The Chicago White Sox purchased Don Williams from the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 3, 1961 Standings
May 4, 1961 Standings
May 8, 1961 Standings

Toronto (International) purchased Ken Johnson from the Kansas City Athletics.

The New York Yankees traded Ryne Duren, Johnny James and Lee Thomas to the Los Angeles Angels for Bob Cerv and Tex Clevenger.

May 9, 1961 Standings
May 10, 1961 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Julio Becquer from the Los Angeles Angels.

The Minnesota Twins traded Ernie Oravetz and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Joe Altobelli and Ed Palmquist.

The Detroit Tigers traded Dick Gernert to the Cincinnati Reds for Jim Baumer.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Bob Nieman to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later, Joe Morgan and cash. The Cleveland Indians sent Mike Lee (June 1, 1961) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

The Chicago White Sox selected Wes Covington off waivers from the Milwaukee Braves.

May 15, 1961 Standings
May 16, 1961 Standings
May 17, 1961 Standings

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

May 18, 1961 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Pete Whisenant as a free agent.

May 20, 1961 Standings
May 23, 1961 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics returned Ed Keegan (earlier draft pick) to the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 24, 1961 Standings
May 26, 1961 Standings
May 30, 1961 Standings
May 31, 1961 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Cal Koonce as an amateur free agent.

June, 1961 Standings

The Minnesota Twins signed Ted Lepcio as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Boston Red Sox signed Ed Connolly as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins purchased Al Schroll from the Chicago Cubs.

Fred Wenz sent from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 1, 1961 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Lee May as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Warren Hacker from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Minnesota Twins traded a player to be named later, Reno Bertoia and Paul Giel to the Kansas City Athletics for a player to be named later and Bill Tuttle. The Minnesota Twins sent cash (June 10, 1961) to the Kansas City Athletics to complete the trade. The Kansas City Athletics sent Paul Giel (June 10, 1961) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

The Milwaukee Braves traded Billy Martin to the Minnesota Twins for Billy Consolo.

June 2, 1961 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Jimmy Stewart as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins purchased Julio Becquer from the Philadelphia Phillies.

June 4, 1961 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Dalton Jones as an amateur free agent.

June 5, 1961 Standings
June 7, 1961 Standings
June 8, 1961 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics signed Lew Krausse as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Arnold Umbach as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics traded Marv Throneberry to the Baltimore Orioles for Gene Stephens.

June 9, 1961 Standings

The Milwaukee Braves signed Wade Blasingame as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bobby Guindon as an amateur free agent.

June 10, 1961 Standings
June 12, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jack Billingham as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Tommy John as an amateur free agent.

June 13, 1961 Standings

The Minnesota Twins released Tom McAvoy.

June 14, 1961 Standings
June 15, 1961 Standings

The Milwaukee Braves signed Adrian Garrett as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Walt Hriniak as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jim Merritt as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Walt Moryn from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Milwaukee Braves purchased Sammy White from the Boston Red Sox.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Gino Cimoli to the Milwaukee Braves for Johnny Logan.

June 16, 1961 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Bill Connors as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Dave Giusti as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Roy Gleason as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Dave Morehead as an amateur free agent.

June 17, 1961 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Jerry Stephenson as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox released Earl Torgeson.

The Minnesota Twins released Elmer Valo.

The New York Yankees signed Earl Torgeson as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Elmer Valo as a free agent.

June 19, 1961 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics signed Fred Norman as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Wally Wolf as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels purchased Joe Koppe from the St. Louis Cardinals for $1,000.

June 20, 1961 Standings
June 21, 1961 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Ron Stillwell as an amateur free agent.

June 22, 1961 Standings

Toronto (International) traded Billy Moran to the Los Angeles Angels for Ken Hamlin and Russ Heman.

June 24, 1961 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Mike DeGerick as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Ron Woods as an amateur free agent.

June 26, 1961 Standings
June 29, 1961 Standings
July 1, 1961 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Roy White as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Clint Courtney.

July 2, 1961 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Rico Petrocelli as an amateur free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Bobby Del Greco to the Kansas City Athletics for Wes Covington.

July 3, 1961 Standings

The Cleveland Indians selected Ken Aspromonte off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

July 4, 1961 Standings
July 7, 1961 Standings
July 8, 1961 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Leroy Reams as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Darrell Johnson.

July 9, 1961 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Darrell Johnson as a free agent.

July 11, 1961 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Alex Johnson as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Bobby Pfeil as an amateur free agent.

July 15, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Angels signed Dan Ardell as an amateur free agent.

July 19, 1961 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Mike Garcia as a free agent.

July 20, 1961 Standings

The New York Mets signed Paul Blair as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Curt Motton as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians purchased Ted Abernathy from the Milwaukee Braves. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 21, 1961 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics purchased Mickey McDermott from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Detroit Tigers traded Harry Chiti to the Baltimore Orioles for Frank House.

Toronto (International) traded Ken Johnson to the Cincinnati Reds for Orlando Pena and cash.

July 22, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Angels signed Tom Satriano as an amateur free agent.

July 26, 1961 Standings
July 28, 1961 Standings

The New York Yankees purchased Bob Hale from the Cleveland Indians.

August, 1961 Standings

Weldon Bowlin sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Kansas City Athletics in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 2, 1961 Standings
August 7, 1961 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Willie Horton as an amateur free agent.

August 9, 1961 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Mike Hegan as an amateur free agent.

August 10, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Cleo James as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers selected Ron Kline off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

August 11, 1961 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bill Wilson as an amateur free agent.

August 14, 1961 Standings
August 15, 1961 Standings
August 18, 1961 Standings
August 21, 1961 Standings
August 22, 1961 Standings

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

September 2, 1961 Standings

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

The New York Yankees released Earl Torgeson.

September 5, 1961 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Eddie Watt as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators released Mike Garcia.

September 6, 1961 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Gary Wagner as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians traded Ken Retzer to the Washington Senators for a player to be named later. The Washington Senators sent Chet Boak (October, 1961) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 8, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Angels purchased Chuck Tanner from the Cleveland Indians.

The Detroit Tigers selected Vic Wertz off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

September 11, 1961 Standings

The Houston Colt .45's signed Rusty Staub as an amateur free agent.

September 12, 1961 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Joe Verbanic as an amateur free agent.

September 13, 1961 Standings

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

September 14, 1961 Standings

The Minnesota Twins purchased Jim Snyder from Indianapolis (American Association).

September 16, 1961 Standings

The Washington Senators traded a player to be named later and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Claude Osteen. The Washington Senators sent Dave Sisler (November 28, 1961) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

September 19, 1961 Standings

The San Francisco Giants signed Dave May as an amateur free agent.

September 21, 1961 Standings

The Chicago Cubs signed Paul Casanova as a free agent.

September 24, 1961 Standings

The Houston Colt .45's signed Tom Burgmeier as an amateur free agent.

September 25, 1961 Standings

The Washington Senators selected Fred Green off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

October, 1961 Standings
October 4, 1961 Standings
October 5, 1961 Standings
October 9, 1961 Standings
October 10, 1961 Standings

The Los Angeles Angels purchased Red Witt from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Eddie Bressoud from the San Francisco Giants as the 1st pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Hobie Landrith from the San Francisco Giants as the 2nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Bob Aspromonte from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 3rd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Elio Chacon from the Cincinnati Reds as the 4th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Bob Lillis from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 5th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Roger Craig from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 6th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Dick Drott from the Chicago Cubs as the 7th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Gus Bell from the Cincinnati Reds as the 8th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Al Heist from the Chicago Cubs as the 9th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Joe Christopher from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 10th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Roman Mejias from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 11th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Felix Mantilla from the Milwaukee Braves as the 12th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted George Williams from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 13th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Gil Hodges from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 14th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Jesse Hickman from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 15th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Craig Anderson from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 16th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Merritt Ranew from the Milwaukee Braves as the 17th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Ray Daviault from the San Francisco Giants as the 18th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Don Taussig from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 19th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted John DeMerit from the Milwaukee Braves as the 20th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Bobby Shantz from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 21st pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Al Jackson from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 22nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Norm Larker from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 23rd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Sammy Drake from the Chicago Cubs as the 24th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Sam Jones from the San Francisco Giants as the 25th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Chris Cannizzaro from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 26th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Choo-Choo Coleman from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 28th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Ken Johnson from the Cincinnati Reds as the 29th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Ed Bouchee from the Chicago Cubs as the 30th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Dick Gernert from the Cincinnati Reds as the 31st pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Bobby Smith from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 32nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Ed Olivares from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 33rd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Sherman Jones from the Cincinnati Reds as the 34th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Jim Umbricht from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 35th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Jim Hickman from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 36th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Jim Golden from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 37th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

The New York Mets drafted Bob Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 1st pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Joey Amalfitano from the San Francisco Giants as the 2nd pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The New York Mets drafted Jay Hook from the Cincinnati Reds as the 3rd pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Turk Farrell from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 4th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The New York Mets drafted Don Zimmer from the Chicago Cubs as the 5th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Hal Smith from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 6th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The New York Mets drafted Lee Walls from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 7th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Al Spangler from the Milwaukee Braves as the 8th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

October 11, 1961 Standings
October 12, 1961 Standings
October 13, 1961 Standings

The Boston Red Sox sent Dave Hillman to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a conditional deal.

The Houston Colt .45's purchased Al Cicotte from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The New York Mets purchased Jim Marshall from the San Francisco Giants.

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Bob Oldis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

October 14, 1961 Standings
October 15, 1961 Standings
October 16, 1961
October 17, 1961
October 19, 1961
October 20, 1961
October 23, 1961

The Detroit Tigers released Frank House.

October 24, 1961
October 25, 1961

The Minnesota Twins released Ted Lepcio.

The New York Mets signed Ted Lepcio as a free agent.

October 27, 1961
November, 1961
November 8, 1961

The Milwaukee Braves obtained Ellis Burton from Toronto (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

November 16, 1961
November 21, 1961

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Elrod Hendricks as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Coot Veal from the Washington Senators.

November 24, 1961

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Grant Jackson as an amateur free agent.

November 26, 1961
November 27, 1961

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted John Anderson from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted George Banks from the New York Yankees in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Bo Belinsky from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Gino Cimoli from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Billy Consolo from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Marlan Coughtry from the Boston Red Sox in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Moe Drabowsky from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The New York Mets drafted Aubrey Gatewood from the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Johnny Goryl from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Ken Hamlin from Toronto (International) in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Georges Maranda from the San Francisco Giants in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The New York Mets drafted Bob Moorhead from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Ray Rippelmeyer from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Don Rudolph from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Bill Short from the New York Yankees in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Dean Stone from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Felix Torres from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Ozzie Virgil from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted John Weekly from the San Francisco Giants in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Buddy Booker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1961 first-year draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Bob Chance from the San Francisco Giants in the 1961 first-year draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted George Gerberman from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1961 first-year draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Jim Hannan from the Boston Red Sox in the 1961 first-year draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Frank Kreutzer from the Boston Red Sox in the 1961 first-year draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Jim Merritt from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1961 first-year draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Tom Baker from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1961 minor league draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Jim Dickson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1961 minor league draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Joe Hoerner from the Chicago White Sox in the 1961 minor league draft.

The New York Mets drafted Rod Kanehl from the New York Yankees in the 1961 minor league draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Dan Osinski from the Chicago White Sox in the 1961 minor league draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Mike White from the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 minor league draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Joe Cunningham to the Chicago White Sox for Minnie Minoso.

The Cleveland Indians traded Bobby Locke to the Chicago Cubs for Jerry Kindall.

November 28, 1961

The New York Mets traded a player to be named later and cash to the Milwaukee Braves for a player to be named later and Frank Thomas. The New York Mets sent Gus Bell (May 21, 1962) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade. The Milwaukee Braves sent Rick Herrscher (May 21, 1962) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded John Buzhardt and Charley Smith to the Chicago White Sox for Roy Sievers.

November 30, 1961

The Cleveland Indians traded Ely Churchich (minors) and Louis Holdener (minors) to the Chicago Cubs for Mel Roach.

The San Francisco Giants traded a player to be named later, Bob Farley, Eddie Fisher and Dom Zanni to the Chicago White Sox for Don Larsen and Billy Pierce. The San Francisco Giants sent Verle Tiefenthaler (August 17, 1962) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

December 1, 1961

The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Andrews as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ron Kabbes (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles for Johnny Kucks.

The Houston Colt .45's traded Sam Jones to the Detroit Tigers for Bob Bruce and Manny Montejo.

December 2, 1961
December 4, 1961
December 8, 1961

The New York Mets purchased Richie Ashburn from the Chicago Cubs.

December 14, 1961
December 15, 1961

The New York Mets traded Lee Walls and $100,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later and Charlie Neal. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Willard Hunter (May 25, 1962) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

The Milwaukee Braves traded Joe Azcue, Ed Charles and Manny Jimenez to the Kansas City Athletics for Lou Klimchock and Bob Shaw.

The Washington Senators traded Marty Keough and Johnny Klippstein to the Cincinnati Reds for Bob Schmidt and Dave Stenhouse.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Taylor Phillips and Bob Sadowski to the Chicago White Sox for Frank Barnes and Andy Carey. Andy Carey refused to report to his new team on March 24, 1962. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Lou Vassie (minors) (March 24, 1962) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Cal McLish (March 24, 1962) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The San Francisco Giants traded Jose Tartabull to the Kansas City Athletics for Joe Pignatano.

December 21, 1961

The New York Mets purchased Howie Nunn from the Cincinnati Reds.

1962

The Houston Colt .45's signed Jim Busby as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Jim Constable as a free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Joe Nuxhall as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Red Schoendienst as a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Brant Alyea as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Jose Arcia as an amateur free agent.

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

The Houston Colt .45's signed John Bateman as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Larry Bearnarth as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Glenn Beckert as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Rich Beck as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Curt Blefary as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Buddy Bradford as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Jim Britton as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Ike Brown as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Ollie Brown as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Arlo Brunsberg as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jim Campanis as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Conrad Cardinal as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Glen Clark as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Wayne Comer as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Casey Cox as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Jerry Crider as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Bobby Darwin as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Don Dennis as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Mike Derrick as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Steve Dillon as an amateur free agent.

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

The Houston Colt .45's signed Ernie Fazio as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Mike Ferraro as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Tom Fisher as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Joe Foy as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Tito Fuentes as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Derrell Griffith as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jim Hardin as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Hal Haydel as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Pat House as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Bruce Howard as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Larry Jaster as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Steve Jones as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Mike Joyce as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Ed Kirkpatrick as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Fred Klages as an amateur free agent.

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jim Lefebvre as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Pete Lovrich as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tommy Matchick as an amateur free agent.

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

The Los Angeles Angels signed Jim McGlothlin as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Denny McLain as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed John Miller as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Barry Moore as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Billy Murphy as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Chuck Nieson as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Darrell Osteen as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Don Pepper as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Cecil Perkins as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Grover Powell as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Paul Ratliff as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Rich Reese as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Garry Roggenburk as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Paul Schaal as an amateur free agent.

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

The New York Mets signed Bernie Smith as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Al Stanek as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Ed Sukla as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Bob Taylor as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Carl Taylor as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Tom Tischinski as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Ken Turner as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Glenn Vaughan as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Don Wallace as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Jackie Warner as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Steve Whitaker as an amateur free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Jim Wynn as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Chris Zachary as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians purchased Luis Tiant from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

The St. Louis Cardinals released Bob Grim.

The New York Yankees released Luis Peraza.

Bucky Brandon sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Houston Colt .45's in an unknown transaction.

Duke Carmel sent from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Ron Clark sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Angels in an unknown transaction.

Jerry Fosnow sent from the Cleveland Indians to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

Ruben Gomez sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

Ben Johnson sent from the Chicago Cubs to the Houston Colt .45's in an unknown transaction.

Don Williams sent from the Chicago White Sox to the Kansas City Athletics in an unknown transaction.

The Chicago Cubs returned J.C. Hartman to Houston (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

The San Francisco Giants released Joe Shipley.

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

The Houston Colt .45's obtained J.C. Hartman from Houston (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 6, 1962

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

January 13, 1962

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Al Raffo as an amateur free agent.

January 30, 1962

The New York Mets signed Joe Ginsberg as a free agent.

The Minnesota Twins traded Dan Dobbek to the Cincinnati Reds for Jerry Zimmerman.

February, 1962
February 9, 1962
February 16, 1962

The New York Mets signed Clem Labine as a free agent.

February 23, 1962

The New York Mets returned Johnny Antonelli to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

February 27, 1962

The Houston Colt .45's signed Dave Philley as a free agent.

March, 1962
March 2, 1962

The New York Mets returned Billy Loes to the San Francisco Giants following previous purchase.

The San Francisco Giants released Billy Loes.

March 7, 1962

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Sammy White as a free agent.

March 20, 1962
March 24, 1962

The Philadelphia Phillies traded to the Chicago White Sox for unknown compensation. Andy Carey refused to report to his new team on March 24, 1962. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Lou Vassie (minors) (March 24, 1962) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Cal McLish (March 24, 1962) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded to the Chicago White Sox for unknown compensation. Andy Carey refused to report to his new team on March 24, 1962. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Lou Vassie (minors) (March 24, 1962) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Cal McLish (March 24, 1962) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Jim Koranda (minors) and Ramon Conde to the Chicago White Sox for Andy Carey.

The Houston Colt .45's traded Dave Philley to the Boston Red Sox for Tom Borland.

March 25, 1962

The San Francisco Giants signed Hector Torres as an amateur free agent.

March 30, 1962
April 1, 1962

The Chicago White Sox signed Dave DeBusschere as an amateur free agent.

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