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Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.
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 Baltimore Orioles drafted Tom Baker from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1961 minor league 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 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 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 Houston Colt .45's drafted Jim Dickson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1961 minor league 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 Chicago Cubs drafted George Gerberman from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1961 first-year 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 Washington Senators drafted Jim Hannan from the Boston Red Sox in the 1961 first-year 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 Chicago Cubs traded Jerry Kindall to the Cleveland Indians for Bobby Locke.

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

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

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

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

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

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Dan Osinski from the Chicago White Sox in the 1961 minor league 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 Houston Colt .45's drafted Mike White from the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 minor league draft.

November 28, 1961

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

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.

The Milwaukee Braves traded a player to be named later and Frank Thomas to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and cash. 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.

November 30, 1961

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

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

December 1, 1961

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

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

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

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 Chicago White Sox traded Frank Barnes and Andy Carey to the Philadelphia Phillies for Taylor Phillips and Bob Sadowski. 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 a player to be named later and Charlie Neal to the New York Mets for Lee Walls and $100,000. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Willard Hunter (May 25, 1962) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

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

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

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

December 21, 1961

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

1962

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.

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

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 Houston Colt .45's signed Jim Busby as a 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.

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

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

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

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

The Milwaukee Braves signed Jim Constable as a 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.

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

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

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

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

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

The St. Louis Cardinals released Bob Grim.

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.

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

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 Baltimore Orioles signed Joe Nuxhall as a 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 released Luis Peraza.

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 St. Louis Cardinals signed Red Schoendienst as a 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 Cleveland Indians purchased Luis Tiant from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Chicago White Sox traded to the Philadelphia Phillies 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.

March 25, 1962

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

March 30, 1962
April 1, 1962 Standings

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

April 2, 1962 Standings

The New York Mets returned Bob Botz to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

The New York Mets returned Neil Chrisley to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

The New York Mets returned Howie Nunn to the Cincinnati Reds following previous purchase.

The Cleveland Indians traded Vic Power and Dick Stigman to the Minnesota Twins for Pedro Ramos.

April 3, 1962 Standings
April 4, 1962 Standings

The Washington Senators returned Dave Tyriver to the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 5, 1962 Standings
April 6, 1962 Standings

The New York Mets returned Aubrey Gatewood (earlier draft pick) to the Los Angeles Angels.

The New York Mets released Ted Lepcio.

April 7, 1962 Standings

The Chicago Cubs traded Bobby Locke to the St. Louis Cardinals for Allen Herring (minors).

April 9, 1962 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics signed Bob Grim as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels purchased Joe Nuxhall from the Baltimore Orioles.

April 10, 1962 Standings
April 17, 1962 Standings

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

April 20, 1962 Standings
April 24, 1962 Standings
April 26, 1962 Standings
April 28, 1962 Standings
April 29, 1962 Standings
April 30, 1962 Standings
May 1, 1962 Standings

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

The New York Mets released Joe Ginsberg.

The New York Mets released Clem Labine.

The Los Angeles Angels returned Red Witt to the Pittsburgh Pirates following previous purchase.

May 3, 1962 Standings
May 5, 1962 Standings
May 7, 1962 Standings
May 8, 1962 Standings
May 9, 1962 Standings

The Houston Colt .45's purchased Don McMahon from the Milwaukee Braves.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Cal Neeman from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Marv Throneberry to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and cash. The New York Mets sent Hobie Landrith (June 7, 1962) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

May 12, 1962 Standings
May 15, 1962 Standings

The Houston Colt .45's signed Billy Goodman as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels released Joe Nuxhall.

May 16, 1962 Standings
May 19, 1962 Standings
May 21, 1962 Standings

The New York Yankees released Robin Roberts.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Robin Roberts as a free agent.

May 25, 1962 Standings
May 28, 1962 Standings

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

May 29, 1962 Standings
May 31, 1962 Standings
June, 1962 Standings

The Detroit Tigers traded Albert Pehanick (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Coot Veal.

Chico Fernandez sent from the Detroit Tigers to the Milwaukee Braves in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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

The Cincinnati Reds signed Joe Nuxhall as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 1, 1962 Standings

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

June 2, 1962 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Davey Johnson as an amateur free agent.

June 5, 1962 Standings
June 6, 1962 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics signed Tony LaRussa as an amateur free agent.

June 9, 1962 Standings

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Lou Piniella as an amateur free agent.

June 11, 1962 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals released Mike Lee.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Dan Schneider as an amateur free agent.

June 12, 1962 Standings
June 13, 1962 Standings

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

The Houston Colt .45's signed Jerry Grote as an amateur free agent.

June 15, 1962 Standings

The New York Mets returned Harry Chiti to the Cleveland Indians following previous purchase.

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

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Fergie Jenkins as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Ron Tompkins as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets purchased Gene Woodling from the Washington Senators.

June 16, 1962 Standings

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

The Kansas City Athletics released Winston Llenas.

June 19, 1962 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Mark Belanger as an amateur free agent.

June 20, 1962 Standings

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

June 24, 1962 Standings
June 25, 1962 Standings
June 26, 1962 Standings

The Houston Colt .45's purchased Bob Cerv from the New York Yankees.

The Kansas City Athletics selected Billy Consolo off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

The Milwaukee Braves signed Jim Driscoll as an amateur free agent.

June 27, 1962 Standings

The New York Mets signed Ed Kranepool as an amateur free agent.

July, 1962 Standings

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

July 1, 1962 Standings
July 2, 1962 Standings
July 4, 1962 Standings

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

July 11, 1962 Standings

The New York Yankees traded Don Lock to the Washington Senators for Dale Long.

The Washington Senators returned Ray Rippelmeyer (earlier draft pick) to the Cincinnati Reds.

July 13, 1962 Standings
July 14, 1962 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies released Frank Sullivan.

The Minnesota Twins signed Frank Sullivan as a free agent.

July 20, 1962 Standings

The Detroit Tigers purchased Don Buddin from the Houston Colt .45's.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Mike Lee as a free agent.

July 21, 1962 Standings

The Kansas City Athletics traded Dan Osinski to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later and $35,000. The Los Angeles Angels sent Ted Bowsfield (November 26, 1962) to the Kansas City Athletics to complete the trade.

July 23, 1962 Standings
July 24, 1962 Standings
July 26, 1962 Standings
July 29, 1962 Standings
July 30, 1962 Standings
August, 1962 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Chris Coletta as an amateur free agent.

August 3, 1962 Standings
August 4, 1962 Standings

Jose Arcia sent from the Houston Colt .45's to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

The New York Mets released Vinegar Bend Mizell.

August 8, 1962 Standings
August 11, 1962 Standings
August 13, 1962 Standings
August 14, 1962 Standings
August 20, 1962 Standings

The Cleveland Indians traded Ruben Gomez to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later, Jackie Collum and cash. The Minnesota Twins sent Georges Maranda (October 9, 1962) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 1, 1962 Standings
September 2, 1962 Standings
September 6, 1962 Standings

The New York Mets selected Larry Foss off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 7, 1962 Standings

Jose Arcia sent from the Detroit Tigers to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

The New York Yankees purchased Hal Brown from the Baltimore Orioles.

The New York Mets selected Galen Cisco off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

September 8, 1962 Standings
September 9, 1962 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Byron Browne as an amateur free agent.

September 10, 1962 Standings
September 11, 1962 Standings

The Minnesota Twins signed Pat Kelly as an amateur free agent.

September 12, 1962 Standings

The Philadelphia Phillies signed John Briggs as an amateur free agent.

October 2, 1962 Standings

The Detroit Tigers released Sam Jones.

October 5, 1962 Standings

The Washington Senators signed Paul Casanova as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Red Schoendienst.

October 10, 1962 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Tony Conigliaro as an amateur free agent.

October 11, 1962 Standings
October 12, 1962 Standings
October 15, 1962 Standings
October 16, 1962
October 17, 1962
October 18, 1962
October 19, 1962
October 22, 1962

The Boston Red Sox signed Tony Horton as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants released Bob Nieman.

October 29, 1962
November 1, 1962

The Houston Colt .45's signed Joe Morgan as an amateur free agent.

November 2, 1962
November 5, 1962

The Minnesota Twins signed Rudy May as an amateur free agent.

November 19, 1962
November 20, 1962
November 21, 1962
November 24, 1962

The Cincinnati Reds traded Rogelio Alvarez to the Washington Senators for Harry Bright. Rogelio Alvarez returned to original team on April 20, 1963.

November 26, 1962

The Washington Senators drafted Brant Alyea from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Glenn Beckert from the Boston Red Sox in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Rich Beck from the New York Yankees in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Paul Blair from the New York Mets in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Milwaukee Braves drafted Jim Britton from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Ellis Burton from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Conrad Cardinal from the Detroit Tigers in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Dick Colpaert from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Casey Cox from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1962 first-year draft.

The New York Mets drafted Steve Dillon from the New York Yankees in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Jim Driscoll from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Jim Duckworth from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Joe Foy from the Minnesota Twins in the 1962 minor league draft.

The Kansas City Athletics drafted Vern Handrahan from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1962 minor league draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Hal Haydel from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Bob Heffner from the Boston Red Sox in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Dennis Higgins from the Chicago White Sox in the 1962 minor league draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Bill Kunkel from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Bob Lipski from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Tommy Matchick from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Dave May from the San Francisco Giants in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Curt Motton from the Chicago Cubs in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Washington Senators drafted Lou Piniella from the Cleveland Indians in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Rich Reese from the Detroit Tigers in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Gordie Richardson from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The New York Mets drafted Don Rowe from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Boston Red Sox traded Pete Runnels to the Houston Colt .45's for Roman Mejias.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Bob Sadowski from the Chicago White Sox in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The New York Mets drafted Ted Schreiber from the Boston Red Sox in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jim Shellenback from the New York Yankees in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Milwaukee Braves drafted Don Taussig from the Houston Colt .45's in the 1962 minor league draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Tom Tischinski from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Baltimore Orioles traded Whitey Herzog and Gus Triandos to the Detroit Tigers for Dick Brown.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Don Wallace from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1962 first-year draft.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Stan Williams to the New York Yankees for Bill Skowron.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Al Worthington from the Chicago White Sox in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Jim Wynn from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1962 first-year draft.

November 27, 1962

The Cleveland Indians traded a player to be named later, Don Dillard and Frank Funk to the Milwaukee Braves for Joe Adcock and Jack Curtis. The Cleveland Indians sent Ty Cline (March 18, 1963) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.

The New York Mets purchased Wynn Hawkins from the Cleveland Indians.

The Houston Colt .45's drafted Gordon Jones from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1962 minor league draft.

The Cleveland Indians traded Bubba Phillips to the Detroit Tigers for Ron Nischwitz and Gordon Seyfried.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Cookie Rojas to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jim Owens.

November 28, 1962
November 30, 1962
December 2, 1962

The Los Angeles Angels signed Winston Llenas as a free agent.

December 3, 1962
December 5, 1962
December 7, 1962
December 10, 1962
December 11, 1962

The Los Angeles Angels traded Earl Averill to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jacke Davis.

The Boston Red Sox traded a player to be named later, Pumpsie Green and Tracy Stallard to the New York Mets for Felix Mantilla. The Boston Red Sox sent Al Moran (January 14, 1963) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

December 15, 1962
December 20, 1962

The New York Mets purchased Joe Hicks from the Washington Senators.

1963

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

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dave Bakenhaster as an amateur free agent.

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

The Baltimore Orioles signed Ed Barnowski as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Del Bates as an amateur free agent.

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

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

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dick Bosman as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Dave Boswell as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Angel Bravo as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Nelson Briles as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Tom Brown as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Wally Bunker as an amateur free agent.

Duke Carmel sent from the Cleveland Indians to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Ron Clark sent from the Los Angeles Angels to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

The Washington Senators signed Frank Coggins as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Danny Coombs as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Pete Craig as an amateur free agent.

Mike Cuellar sent from the Cincinnati Reds to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Jay Dahl as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Paul Dicken as an amateur free agent.

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

The Minnesota Twins signed John Donaldson as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Dave Duncan as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Bill Edgerton as an amateur free agent.

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

Chico Fernandez sent from the Milwaukee Braves to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

The New York Mets signed Mike Fiore as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Fritz Fisher as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Roy Foster as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Art Fowler as a free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Jim French as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Vern Fuller as an amateur free agent.

The Minnesota Twins signed Rob Gardner as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed John Gelnar as an amateur free agent.

The San Francisco Giants signed Cesar Gutierrez as a free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Chuck Harrison as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Gomer Hodge as an amateur free agent.

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

The Houston Colt .45's signed Larry Howard as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Sonny Jackson as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Jerry Johnson as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Cleon Jones as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Sam Jones as a free agent.

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

The Cleveland Indians signed Tom Kelley as an amateur free agent.

The Milwaukee Braves sent Lou Klimchock to the Washington Senators as part of a conditional deal.

The San Francisco Giants released Coco Laboy.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Dave Leonhard as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Paul Lindblad as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Ron Locke as an amateur free agent.

Ramon Lopez sent from the Cleveland Indians to Monterrey (Mexican) in an unknown transaction.

Jim Mahoney sent from the Cleveland Indians to the Houston Colt .45's in an unknown transaction.

The Minnesota Twins signed Charlie Manuel as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels signed Dave Marshall as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cincinnati Reds signed Billy McCool as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Leon McFadden as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Rich Morales as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Ivan Murrell as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago White Sox signed Roger Nelson as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators signed Dick Nold as an amateur free agent.

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

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

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Wes Parker as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians signed Sam Parrilla as an amateur free agent.

The New York Yankees signed Fritz Peterson as an amateur free agent.

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

The Kansas City Athletics signed Tommie Reynolds as an amateur free agent.

The Washington Senators obtained Steve Ridzik from the Milwaukee Braves as part of a minor league working agreement.

The New York Yankees signed Dale Roberts as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Billy Rohr as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets signed Dick Rusteck as an amateur free agent.

Chico Salmon sent from the Detroit Tigers to the Milwaukee Braves in an unknown transaction.

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

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

The Chicago White Sox signed Rich Severson as an amateur free agent.

The Chicago Cubs signed Sterling Slaughter as an amateur free agent.

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

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed George Spriggs as an amateur free agent.

Gene Stephens sent from the Kansas City Athletics to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Ron Stone as an amateur free agent.

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

The Cincinnati Reds signed Stan Swanson as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Angels released Chuck Tanner.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Bobby Tolan as an amateur free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jeff Torborg as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Luke Walker as an amateur free agent.

The Detroit Tigers signed Dave Watkins as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Athletics signed Ramon Webster as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Walt Williams as an amateur free agent.

The Houston Colt .45's signed Larry Yellen as an amateur free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bart Zeller as an amateur free agent.

The Cleveland Indians released Hank Izquierdo.

The Minnesota Twins signed Hank Izquierdo as a free agent.

January 14, 1963
January 19, 1963

The Baltimore Orioles sent Tom Baker to the Washington Senators as part of a conditional deal.

January 21, 1963
January 24, 1963
February, 1963
February 4, 1963

The Kansas City Athletics signed Roberto Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

February 7, 1963

The Kansas City Athletics signed Marcel Lachemann as an amateur free agent.

February 14, 1963
February 27, 1963
March, 1963

The Cleveland Indians signed Ruben Gomez as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Cincinnati Reds returned Bob Heffner (earlier draft pick) to the Boston Red Sox. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 8, 1963
March 14, 1963
March 18, 1963

The Washington Senators purchased Ron Kline from the Detroit Tigers.

March 21, 1963
March 23, 1963

The Detroit Tigers traded Bobo Osborne to the Washington Senators for Wayne Comer.

The St. Louis Cardinals returned Don Wallace (earlier draft pick) to the Baltimore Orioles.

The New York Mets purchased Carl Willey from the Milwaukee Braves.

March 25, 1963
March 26, 1963

The Washington Senators returned Tom Baker to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

March 28, 1963
March 29, 1963
March 31, 1963

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

April, 1963

The San Francisco Giants returned Dennis Higgins (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago White Sox.

The Boston Red Sox purchased Bobby Smith from the St. Louis Cardinals.

April 1, 1963

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Billy Klaus as a free agent.

The New York Mets purchased Duke Snider from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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