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November 1, 1973
November 3, 1973
November 7, 1973
November 9, 1973
November 13, 1973

The Montreal Expos signed Tony Bernazard as an amateur free agent.

November 14, 1973

The Chicago Cubs traded a player to be named later to the Texas Rangers for Mike Paul. The Chicago Cubs sent Larry Gura (November 14, 1973) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

November 29, 1973

The Kansas City Royals signed Luis Salazar as an amateur free agent.

December 3, 1973

The Detroit Tigers traded Fred Scherman and cash to the Houston Astros for Jim Ray and Gary Sutherland.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Doug Capilla from the San Francisco Giants in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Ed Crosby from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The California Angels drafted Tom Egan from the Chicago White Sox in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Sergio Ferrer from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Herb Hutson from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Gene Lamont from the Atlanta Braves in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike McQueen from the Atlanta Braves in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Larry Milbourne from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bill Moran from the Boston Red Sox in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Denny O'Toole to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Rittwage.

The New York Yankees drafted Billy Parker from the California Angels in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Gary Ryerson from the California Angels in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Atlanta Braves traded Ron Schueler to the Philadelphia Phillies for Barry Lersch and Craig Robinson.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Tony Solaita from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Mario Soto as an amateur free agent.

The Montreal Expos drafted Earl Stephenson from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

The Detroit Tigers released Tony Taylor.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded John Wockenfuss to the Detroit Tigers for Lawrence Elliott (minors).

December 4, 1973

Jalisco (Mexican) traded Manuel Lugo (minors) and Francisco Barrios to the Chicago White Sox for Rudy Hernandez.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Nelson Briles and Fernando Gonzalez to the Kansas City Royals for Winston Cole (minors), Kurt Bevacqua and Ed Kirkpatrick.

The Atlanta Braves traded Gil Garrido to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Beall.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Wallace Williams (minors) and Ross Grimsley to the Baltimore Orioles for William Wood (minors), Junior Kennedy and Merv Rettenmund.

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later to the Houston Astros for Hector Torres. The Chicago White Sox sent Dan Neumeier (December 4, 1973) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

December 5, 1973

The Cleveland Indians traded Steve Hargan to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later. The Texas Rangers sent Bill Gogolewski (March 23, 1974) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

The Montreal Expos traded Mike Marshall to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Willie Davis.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Pete Richert to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tommie Agee.

The Detroit Tigers purchased Luke Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Chris Zachary to the Philadelphia Phillies for Pete Koegel.

December 6, 1973

The St. Louis Cardinals traded John Andrews to the California Angels for Jeff Torborg.

The Texas Rangers purchased Terry Crowley from the Baltimore Orioles.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded a player to be named later to the California Angels for players to be named later and Billy Grabarkewitz. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Denny Doyle (December 6, 1973) to the California Angels to complete the trade. The California Angels sent Aurelio Monteagudo (December 6, 1973) and Chris Coletta (December 6, 1973) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

The Chicago Cubs traded Randy Hundley to the Minnesota Twins for George Mitterwald.

The New York Yankees purchased Jim Mason from the Texas Rangers.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Ray Newman to the Detroit Tigers for Mike Strahler.

The Houston Astros traded Jim Wynn to the Los Angeles Dodgers for David Culpepper (minors) and Claude Osteen.

December 7, 1973
December 8, 1973

The California Angels purchased Carlos Lopez from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Tom Murphy to the Milwaukee Brewers for Bob Heise.

December 9, 1973
December 10, 1973

The Kansas City Royals purchased Buddy Hunter from the Boston Red Sox.

The Detroit Tigers traded Paul Jata to the Minnesota Twins for Jim Nettles.

The New York Yankees released Hal Lanier.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Dennis Martinez as an amateur free agent.

December 11, 1973

The Chicago Cubs traded Ron Santo to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later, Ken Frailing, Steve Stone and Steve Swisher. The Chicago White Sox sent Jim Kremmel (December 18, 1973) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

The New York Yankees released Ron Swoboda.

December 12, 1973
December 14, 1973
December 15, 1973
December 17, 1973

The Atlanta Braves signed Lew Krausse as a free agent.

December 19, 1973

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Tony Taylor as a free agent.

December 20, 1973
December 24, 1973

The Montreal Expos signed Byron McLaughlin as an amateur free agent.

December 27, 1973
December 30, 1973

The Atlanta Braves signed Rufino Linares as an amateur free agent.

1974

The Baltimore Orioles signed Tony Chevez as an amateur free agent.

Dick Colpaert sent from the Minnesota Twins to the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction.

Brock Davis sent from the San Diego Padres to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

John Donaldson sent from the San Diego Padres to the Oakland Athletics in an unknown transaction.

The Cincinnati Reds signed Dan Dumoulin as an amateur free agent.

Larry Fritz sent from the New York Mets to the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

The Minnesota Twins released Bob Gebhard.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Sam Hinds as an amateur free agent.

Steve Huntz sent from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ryan Kurosaki as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Tony LaRussa from the Chicago Cubs.

The Detroit Tigers signed Frank MacCormack as an amateur free agent.

Milt Ramirez sent from the Houston Astros to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an unknown transaction.

The Kansas City Royals signed Luis Silverio as an amateur free agent.

The Boston Red Sox signed Bob Veale as a free agent.

The Oakland Athletics signed Herb Washington as an amateur free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Butch Alberts.

The California Angels signed Butch Alberts as a free agent.

January 3, 1974

The Atlanta Braves signed Ron Swoboda as a free agent.

January 7, 1974

The Houston Astros signed Chris Cannizzaro as a free agent.

January 9, 1974

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Jay Johnstone from the Oakland Athletics.

The Texas Rangers drafted Roy Smalley in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The San Diego Padres drafted Tucker Ashford in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The San Diego Padres drafted Gil Patterson in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted John Caneira in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Larry McWilliams in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Chicago White Sox drafted Kevin Bell in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Boston Red Sox drafted Bob Stanley in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Montreal Expos drafted Joe Kerrigan in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Minnesota Twins drafted Jerry Garvin in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The New York Yankees drafted Ken Phelps in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted John Urrea in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Houston Astros drafted Joe Cannon in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Detroit Tigers drafted Bob Pate in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Mark Souza in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Boston Red Sox drafted Chuck Rainey in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike Armstrong in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Boston Red Sox drafted Steve Burke in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Tom Chism in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Mike Davey in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Jim Dorsey in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Ned Yost in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Fred Breining in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Dan Graham in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted John Sutton in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Warren Brusstar in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 17, 1974.

The California Angels drafted Steve Hammond in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Shane Rawley in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted Danny Boone in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Paul Moskau in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Randy Niemann in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Bobby Castillo in the 6th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January).

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mark Lee in the 9th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Garry Hancock in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

January 13, 1974

The California Angels signed Luis Quintana as a free agent.

The Chicago Cubs released Jack Aker.

The Atlanta Braves signed Jack Aker as a free agent.

January 14, 1974

The Montreal Expos signed Bob Gebhard as a free agent.

January 15, 1974

The Minnesota Twins purchased Jerry May from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

January 16, 1974
January 22, 1974
January 31, 1974
February 12, 1974
February 14, 1974
February 16, 1974

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

February 18, 1974

The Houston Astros traded Pat Darcy and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Denis Menke.

The New York Mets signed Orlando Sanchez as an amateur free agent.

February 23, 1974
March, 1974

The Texas Rangers signed Larry Brown as a free agent.

March 12, 1974

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Alberto Lois as an amateur free agent.

March 14, 1974

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Silvio Martinez as an amateur free agent.

The Montreal Expos released Andres Mora.

The Houston Astros signed Alex Taveras as an amateur free agent.

March 17, 1974
March 19, 1974
March 21, 1974
March 23, 1974
March 25, 1974
March 26, 1974
March 27, 1974
March 28, 1974
March 29, 1974
March 30, 1974
April 1, 1974 Standings
April 2, 1974 Standings

The San Diego Padres signed Bob Barton as a free agent.

April 3, 1974 Standings

The Chicago White Sox traded a player to be named later and cash to the California Angels for Bill Stein. The Chicago White Sox sent Steve Blateric (August 1, 1974) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Bruce Ellingsen to the Cleveland Indians for Pedro Guerrero.

The Chicago White Sox signed Wayne Granger as a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jay Johnstone as a free agent.

April 4, 1974 Standings

The Montreal Expos traded a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for John Montague. The Montreal Expos sent Mickey Scott (April 4, 1974) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

The California Angels purchased Bill Stoneman from the Montreal Expos.

April 6, 1974 Standings

The New York Mets released Rich Chiles.

April 9, 1974 Standings
April 10, 1974 Standings
April 11, 1974 Standings
April 15, 1974 Standings

The Chicago White Sox signed Rich Hinton as a free agent.

April 20, 1974 Standings
April 23, 1974 Standings
April 24, 1974 Standings
April 25, 1974 Standings

The Texas Rangers signed Mike Kekich as a free agent.

April 26, 1974 Standings
April 27, 1974 Standings
April 28, 1974 Standings

The Chicago Cubs released Mike Paul.

April 29, 1974 Standings
April 30, 1974 Standings
May 3, 1974 Standings
May 4, 1974 Standings
May 5, 1974 Standings
May 7, 1974 Standings

The Texas Rangers traded Larry Gura and cash to the New York Yankees for Duke Sims.

The California Angels signed Julio Cruz as an amateur free agent.

May 10, 1974 Standings

The Oakland Athletics signed Dal Maxvill as a free agent.

May 11, 1974 Standings
May 13, 1974 Standings
May 15, 1974 Standings

The San Diego Padres signed Rich Chiles as a free agent.

May 16, 1974 Standings

The Atlanta Braves purchased Lew Krausse from the Oakland Athletics.

May 19, 1974 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Craig Minetto as an amateur free agent.

May 20, 1974 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Glenn Brummer as an amateur free agent.

The Montreal Expos signed Hal Dues as an amateur free agent.

May 21, 1974 Standings

The San Francisco Giants signed Don McMahon as a free agent.

May 22, 1974 Standings

The Cleveland Indians traded Steve Blateric to the Chicago White Sox for Johnny Jeter.

The New York Mets purchased Alex Trevino from Cuidad Victoria (Mexican Center).

May 23, 1974 Standings
May 25, 1974 Standings

The San Francisco Giants signed Steve Barber as a free agent.

May 29, 1974 Standings

The New York Mets purchased Jim Lyttle from the Montreal Expos.

May 31, 1974 Standings
June, 1974 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Rafael Santo Domingo as an amateur free agent.

June 1, 1974 Standings
June 5, 1974 Standings

The Cleveland Indians purchased Joe Lis from the Minnesota Twins.

The San Diego Padres drafted Bill Almon in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Tommy Boggs in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted John Caneira in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Houston Astros drafted Gil Patterson in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Lonnie Smith in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1974.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Tom Brennan in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Garry Hancock in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Dale Murphy in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Butch Edge in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Rob Picciolo in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Scot Thompson in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1974.

The New York Mets drafted Ned Yost in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Chicago White Sox drafted Larry Monroe in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Mike Miley in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Rod Scurry in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Dennis Sherrill in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Garry Templeton in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Lance Parrish in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Cliff Speck in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Willie Wilson in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Ken Phelps in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Rick Sutcliffe in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Rich Dauer in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Chuck Baker in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Dave Bergman in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Dwight Bernard in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jeff Byrd in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Jerry Fry in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike Grace in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Moose Haas in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Gary Hargis in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jack Kucek in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Joey McLaughlin in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Shane Rawley in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed July 15, 1974.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Kevin Saucier in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1974.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Mike Sember in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1974.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Steve Shirley in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Sandy Wihtol in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Minnesota Twins drafted Butch Wynegar in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Alan Knicely in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Mike LaCoss in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Rance Mulliniks in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Dave Tobik in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Pete Vuckovich in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Alan Wirth in the 3rd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Thad Bosley in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Tom Chism in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft (June Secondary).

The Texas Rangers drafted Jim Clancy in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Barry Cort in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Mike Darr in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Don McCormack in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1974.

The New York Mets drafted John Pacella in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Chicago Cubs drafted George Riley in the 4th round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1974.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Gary Beare in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Stan Cliburn in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Steve Henderson in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Randy Miller in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Jim Morrison in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1974.

The San Diego Padres drafted Lenn Sakata in the 5th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Craig Eaton in the 6th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Yankees drafted Jerry Narron in the 6th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Gary Wheelock in the 6th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Ed Whitson in the 6th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Ralph Botting in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Sam Bowen in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Steve Bowling in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Rick Camp in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Mike Edwards in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Don Kainer in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Montreal Expos drafted Bobby Ramos in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Ron Roenicke in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Jim Wilhelm in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bill Caudill in the 8th round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1974.

The California Angels drafted Floyd Chiffer in the 8th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Mark Clear in the 8th round of the 1974 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1974.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Dan Morogiello in the 8th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Denny Walling in the 8th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Jim Farr in the 9th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Boston Red Sox drafted Joel Finch in the 9th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Ron Oester in the 9th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Bobby Bonner in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Bryan Clark in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Mark Fidrych in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The California Angels drafted Greg Harris in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Lynn Jones in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Atlanta Braves drafted Mickey Mahler in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Guy Sularz in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Scott Sanderson in the 11th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Jim Gantner in the 12th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Pat Putnam in the 12th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The California Angels drafted John Verhoeven in the 12th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The San Diego Padres drafted Bump Wills in the 12th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Darrell Woodard in the 12th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Tony Johnson in the 13th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Rick Lisi in the 13th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Bud Bulling in the 14th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Houston Astros drafted Mickey Hatcher in the 14th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Bob Welch in the 14th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Jerry Augustine in the 15th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted John Henry Johnson in the 15th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Dan Norman in the 15th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Stew Cliburn in the 16th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Jim Umbarger in the 16th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Steve Baker in the 18th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Dave Frost in the 18th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Orlando Gonzalez in the 18th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Gary Gray in the 18th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Montreal Expos drafted Hubie Brooks in the 19th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Rick Lysander in the 19th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Bob Sykes in the 19th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Yankees drafted Dennis Werth in the 19th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The New York Mets drafted Bob Myrick in the 20th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Neil Fiala in the 22nd round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Dave Rozema in the 22nd round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Dave Baker in the 23rd round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Jeff Yurak in the 24th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Tim Stoddard in the 25th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Derek Botelho in the 26th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Paul Molitor in the 28th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Kansas City Royals drafted Sammy Stewart in the 28th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Bobby Cuellar in the 29th round of the 1974 amateur draft.

The Texas Rangers drafted Al Holland in the 30th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Gene Krug in the 31st round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Rick Sweet in the 31st round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Andy McGaffigan in the 36th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Eric Show in the 36th round of the 1974 amateur draft, but was not signed.

June 6, 1974 Standings
June 7, 1974 Standings
June 10, 1974 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Tim Corcoran as an amateur free agent.

June 11, 1974 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Doug Corbett as an amateur free agent.

June 12, 1974 Standings

The Atlanta Braves signed Dave Campbell as an amateur free agent.

The Baltimore Orioles released Gil Rondon.

June 14, 1974 Standings

The New York Mets purchased Jack Aker from the Atlanta Braves.

June 15, 1974 Standings

The San Diego Padres traded Steve Arlin to the Cleveland Indians for players to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Brent Strom (June 21, 1974) and Terry Ley (June 21, 1974) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

The New York Yankees purchased Rudy May from the California Angels.

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jeff Schneider as an amateur free agent.

June 17, 1974 Standings

The Cleveland Indians released Ken Sanders.

The Chicago Cubs purchased Oscar Zamora from the Houston Astros.

June 21, 1974 Standings
June 24, 1974 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Bill Parsons and cash to the Oakland Athletics for Deron Johnson.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Ollie Brown off waivers from the Houston Astros.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Marshall Edwards as an amateur free agent.

The California Angels signed Ken Sanders as a free agent.

June 25, 1974 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Harry Spilman as an amateur free agent.

June 28, 1974 Standings
June 29, 1974 Standings

The California Angels purchased Chuck Dobson from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

July, 1974 Standings
July 1, 1974 Standings

The Chicago White Sox selected Lloyd Allen off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

The Texas Rangers selected Bob Johnson off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

The Cincinnati Reds returned Mike McQueen (earlier draft pick) to the Atlanta Braves.

July 2, 1974 Standings

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

July 3, 1974 Standings
July 5, 1974 Standings

The Montreal Expos signed Gerry Hannahs as an amateur free agent.

July 8, 1974 Standings
July 10, 1974 Standings

The Chicago Cubs purchased Billy Grabarkewitz from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased Gail Hopkins from Hawaii (PCL).

The San Diego Padres purchased Steve Huntz from the Chicago White Sox.

July 11, 1974 Standings
July 12, 1974 Standings
July 13, 1974 Standings

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Willie Mueller as an amateur free agent.

July 16, 1974 Standings
July 17, 1974 Standings
July 26, 1974 Standings

The Detroit Tigers signed Sheldon Burnside as an amateur free agent.

July 28, 1974 Standings
July 29, 1974 Standings
July 31, 1974 Standings

The Montreal Expos released Bob Babcock.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Bob Heise to the California Angels for a player to be named later. The California Angels sent Doug Howard (October 7, 1974) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

August 1, 1974 Standings
August 5, 1974 Standings
August 6, 1974 Standings

The Kansas City Royals signed Orlando Cepeda as a free agent.

August 7, 1974 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles signed Bob Babcock as a free agent.

The Detroit Tigers released Norm Cash.

The Atlanta Braves traded Mike McQueen to the Baltimore Orioles for Edward Watts (minors).

The Detroit Tigers sent Jim Northrup to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal.

August 11, 1974 Standings

The San Francisco Giants released Steve Barber.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Steve Barber as a free agent.

August 12, 1974 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Dick Billings from the Texas Rangers.

The Milwaukee Brewers returned Dick Selma to the California Angels following previous purchase.

August 15, 1974 Standings

The Houston Astros traded Claude Osteen to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later and Ron Selak (minors). The St. Louis Cardinals sent Dan Larson (October 14, 1974) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

August 17, 1974 Standings

The Cleveland Indians purchased Rico Carty from Cordoba (Mexican).

August 19, 1974 Standings
August 20, 1974 Standings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Juan Pizarro as a free agent.

August 22, 1974 Standings

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

August 26, 1974 Standings

The Kansas City Royals purchased German Barranca from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

August 29, 1974 Standings

The Boston Red Sox signed Juan Agosto as an amateur free agent.

The Kansas City Royals purchased Aurelio Lopez from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

September 1, 1974 Standings
September 2, 1974 Standings

The Cincinnati Reds signed Geoff Combe as an amateur free agent.

September 5, 1974 Standings

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Ron Hunt off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Orlando Pena to the California Angels for a player to be named later. The California Angels sent Rich Hand (October 15, 1974) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

September 6, 1974 Standings

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

September 7, 1974 Standings
September 9, 1974 Standings

The Texas Rangers selected Bill Hands off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

The New York Yankees purchased Alex Johnson from the Texas Rangers.

September 10, 1974 Standings
September 11, 1974 Standings

The Baltimore Orioles traded a player to be named later and cash to the California Angels for Bob Oliver. The Baltimore Orioles sent Mickey Scott (October 3, 1974) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

September 12, 1974 Standings

The Cleveland Indians traded a player to be named later, Ken Suarez and cash to the California Angels for Frank Robinson. The Cleveland Indians sent Rusty Torres (October 10, 1974) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

The California Angels traded Bill Gilbreth to the Cleveland Indians for Charlie Hudson.

September 14, 1974 Standings
September 16, 1974 Standings
September 18, 1974 Standings
September 27, 1974 Standings
September 29, 1974 Standings

The New York Yankees signed Jesus Figueroa as an amateur free agent.

September 30, 1974 Standings

The New York Mets released Jim Lyttle.

October 1, 1974 Standings

The New York Mets released Jim Gosger.

The New York Mets released Bob Miller.

October 3, 1974 Standings
October 8, 1974 Standings

The Detroit Tigers released Ike Brown.

October 13, 1974 Standings
October 14, 1974 Standings
October 21, 1974

The Texas Rangers released Larry Brown.

October 22, 1974
October 23, 1974
October 24, 1974
October 25, 1974
October 29, 1974
November 2, 1974

The Atlanta Braves traded Hank Aaron to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later and Dave May. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Roger Alexander (minors) (December 2, 1974) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.

November 4, 1974

The New York Mets released Jack Aker.

November 8, 1974
November 11, 1974
November 18, 1974

The San Diego Padres traded a player to be named later and Ed Brinkman to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rich Folkers, Alan Foster and Sonny Siebert. The San Diego Padres sent Danny Breeden (December 10, 1974) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

The San Diego Padres traded Nate Colbert to the Detroit Tigers for Ed Brinkman, Dick Sharon and Bob Strampe.

November 22, 1974

The Boston Red Sox signed Win Remmerswaal as an amateur free agent.

November 25, 1974
December 1, 1974
December 2, 1974

The Boston Red Sox drafted Kim Andrew from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1974 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Doug Clarey from the Minnesota Twins in the 1974 minor league draft.

The California Angels traded Bob Heise to the Boston Red Sox for Tommy Harper.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Tim Hosley from the Oakland Athletics in the 1974 rule 5 draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Bill Parsons from the Oakland Athletics.

December 3, 1974

The Atlanta Braves traded a player to be named later and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Dick Allen. The Atlanta Braves sent Jim Essian (May 15, 1975) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Ed Farmer to the Milwaukee Brewers for Stephen McCartney (minors).

The Houston Astros traded Lee May and Jay Schlueter to the Baltimore Orioles for Rob Andrews and Enos Cabell.

The New York Mets traded Don Hahn, Tug McGraw and Dave Schneck to the Philadelphia Phillies for Mac Scarce, John Stearns and Del Unser.

Tampico (Mexican) purchased Joe Pactwa from the New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees traded Bill Sudakis to the California Angels for Skip Lockwood.

December 4, 1974
December 5, 1974
December 6, 1974

The Montreal Expos traded Ron Fairly to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rudy Kinard (minors) and Ed Kurpiel (minors).

The Detroit Tigers sent Jim Ray to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

The San Diego Padres traded Derrel Thomas to the San Francisco Giants for Tito Fuentes and Butch Metzger.

December 9, 1974
December 11, 1974
December 13, 1974
December 16, 1974
December 18, 1974

The Baltimore Orioles signed Bryn Smith as an amateur free agent.

December 19, 1974

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Rick Austin as a free agent.

December 20, 1974
December 26, 1974

The New York Yankees signed Juan Espino as an amateur free agent.

December 28, 1974

The Chicago White Sox signed Jim Lyttle as a free agent.

December 31, 1974

The New York Yankees signed Catfish Hunter as a free agent.

1975

Curtis Brown sent from the Montreal Expos to Union Laguna (Mexican) in an unknown transaction.

Buddy Hunter sent from the Kansas City Royals to the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction.

Milt Ramirez sent from the Los Angeles Dodgers to Reynosa (Mexican) in an unknown transaction.

The San Francisco Giants released Jimmy Rosario.

The San Diego Padres purchased Jim Shellenback from the Texas Rangers.

January 2, 1975
January 3, 1975

The Detroit Tigers purchased Jerry DaVanon from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The California Angels signed Gil Rondon as a free agent.

January 6, 1975

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Nelson Norman as an amateur free agent.

January 9, 1975

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Barry Bonnell in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The San Diego Padres drafted Gene Richards in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

The California Angels drafted Willie Aikens in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

The Detroit Tigers drafted Dave Tobik in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Chicago Cubs drafted Ed Putman in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed February 21, 1975.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Tom Brookens in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

The Oakland Athletics drafted Rob Picciolo in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The New York Mets drafted Dave Hudgens in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Texas Rangers drafted Bump Wills in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Lenn Sakata in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Gil Kubski in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Houston Astros drafted Darrell Brown in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Victor Bernal in 1975, but pick was voided.

The San Diego Padres drafted Juan Eichelberger in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Hosken Powell in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Gil Patterson in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Chuck Baker in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Jim Dorsey in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

The Texas Rangers drafted Tony Johnson in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Gene Krug in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Tim Stoddard in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The Minnesota Twins drafted Randy Niemann in the 3rd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Rick Sweet in the 3rd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Derek Botelho in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Marshall Brant in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January).

The New York Mets drafted Greg Harris in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Diego Padres drafted Al Holland in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Dave Hostetler in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Dave Rozema in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Bobby Clark in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary).

The California Angels drafted Bob Walk in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Mark Corey in the 6th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Vance McHenry in the 6th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The New York Mets drafted Karl Pagel in the 6th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Bruce Bochy in the 8th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Jack Lazorko in the 8th round of the 1975 amateur draft (January), but was not signed.

January 13, 1975
January 14, 1975

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Joe Hoerner as a free agent.

January 16, 1975
January 21, 1975
January 22, 1975

The New York Mets signed Juan Berenguer as an amateur free agent.

January 23, 1975

The Detroit Tigers released Jerry DaVanon.

The Texas Rangers released Duke Sims.

January 24, 1975

The Milwaukee Brewers released Ken Berry.

The Kansas City Royals signed Harmon Killebrew as a free agent.

January 29, 1975

The San Francisco Giants selected Von Joshua off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

January 30, 1975

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Jose Moreno as an amateur free agent.

The New York Mets purchased Jerry Moses from the Detroit Tigers.

February, 1975

The San Diego Padres signed Frank Linzy as a free agent.

February 1, 1975

The Detroit Tigers signed Gene Michael as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Norm Miller as a free agent.

February 4, 1975

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Orlando Isales as an amateur free agent.

February 6, 1975

The Detroit Tigers released Jim Nettles.

February 10, 1975

The Houston Astros signed Wayne Granger as a free agent.

February 11, 1975
February 13, 1975

The Cleveland Indians signed Ken Berry as a free agent.

February 14, 1975

The Oakland Athletics signed Lew Krausse as a free agent.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Stan Papi to the Montreal Expos for Craig Caskey.

February 18, 1975

The Chicago White Sox signed Bill Gogolewski as a free agent.

February 19, 1975

The Cleveland Indians signed Jerry DaVanon as a free agent.

February 20, 1975

The San Diego Padres signed Jerry Johnson as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Albert Williams as an amateur free agent.

February 25, 1975
February 28, 1975

The New York Mets purchased Dave Kingman from the San Francisco Giants for $150,000.

March 4, 1975

The Baltimore Orioles signed Byron McLaughlin as a free agent.

March 5, 1975

The Boston Red Sox signed Tony Conigliaro as a free agent.

The New York Yankees released Fernando Gonzalez.

March 6, 1975
March 10, 1975

The New York Yankees signed Damaso Garcia as an amateur free agent.

March 11, 1975
March 15, 1975

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Juan Marichal as a free agent.

March 16, 1975
March 17, 1975
March 22, 1975
March 25, 1975
March 26, 1975
March 27, 1975

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Steve Blass.

Mexico City Reds (Mexican) purchased Aurelio Lopez from the Kansas City Royals.

March 28, 1975
March 29, 1975
March 30, 1975

The St. Louis Cardinals released Craig Caskey. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 31, 1975

The San Francisco Giants released John Morris.

The California Angels released Horacio Pina.

The Montreal Expos traded Bob Stinson to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Rodney Scott (December 22, 1975) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

April, 1975

The Philadelphia Phillies released Ron Diorio.

The Oakland Athletics signed Charlie Sands as a free agent.

The California Angels released Charlie Sands.

April 1, 1975

The New York Yankees traded Fred Anyzeski (minors), Kenneth Bennett (minors), John Narron (minors), Terrence Quinn (minors) and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Ed Herrmann.

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