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1960 Baltimore Orioles

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1959 / 1961

89-65, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Paul Richards (89-65)
GM: Lee MacPhail, Farm Dir: Jim McLaughlin
Scored 682 runs, Allowed 606 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-69

Ballparks: Memorial Stadium · Attendance: 1,187,849 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 100

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1959 / 1961 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 3, 1959

Purchased Bob Mabe from the Cincinnati Redlegs.

October 9, 1959

Released Ernie Johnson.

October 16, 1959

Released Lou Sleater.

October 19, 1959

Traded players to be named later and $50,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jim Gentile. The Baltimore Orioles sent Willy Miranda (March 15, 1960) and Bill Lajoie (minors) (March 15, 1960) to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the trade.

November 30, 1959

Drafted Dave Vineyard from the Cleveland Indians in the 1959 first-year draft.

Traded Billy Loes and Billy O'Dell to the San Francisco Giants. Received Jackie Brandt, Gordon Jones and Roger McCardell.

December 2, 1959

Traded Bob Nieman to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Chuck Staniland (minors) and Gene Green.

December 3, 1959

Traded Joe Frazier and Frank Kellert to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Fred Hatfield, Lloyd Merritt and Phil Paine.

December 15, 1959

Purchased John Powers from the Cincinnati Redlegs.

December 23, 1959

Released Chico Carrasquel.

1960

Signed Sam Bowens as an amateur free agent.

Signed Mickey McGuire as an amateur free agent.

Herb Moford received from the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

January 20, 1960

Bob Hale selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

April 3, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Billy Gardner to the Washington Senators. Received Clint Courtney and Ron Samford.

April 18, 1960 (Standings)

Released Joe Ginsberg.

Signed Joe Ginsberg as a free agent.

May 12, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Valmy Thomas from the Philadelphia Phillies.

John Powers selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

June 9, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Tom Phoebus as an amateur free agent.

Traded Willie Tasby to the Boston Red Sox. Received Gene Stephens.

June 13, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Jim Busby as a free agent.

June 15, 1960 (Standings)

Released Joe Ginsberg.

July 2, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Dick Hyde from the Washington Senators.

July 4, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Thomson as a free agent.

July 26, 1960 (Standings)

Released Bobby Thomson.

September 1, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Dave Philley from the San Francisco Giants.

September 7, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Del Rice as a free agent.

September 9, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Dave McNally as an amateur free agent.

October 13, 1960 (Standings)

Released Jim Busby.

Released Dave Philley.

Released Del Rice.

November 28, 1960

Drafted Hank Foiles from the Detroit Tigers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

Valmy Thomas drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 1960

Ron Moeller selected by the Los Angeles Angels as the 19th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Billy Klaus selected by the Washington Senators as the 34th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Gene Woodling selected by the Washington Senators as the 39th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Chuck Hinton selected by the Washington Senators as the 46th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Gene Green selected by the Washington Senators as the 52nd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Leo Burke selected by the Washington Senators as the 1st pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Albie Pearson selected by the Los Angeles Angels as the 4th pick in the 1960 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Dean Chance selected by the Washington Senators as the 48th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

December 15, 1960

Purchased Earl Robinson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for $60,000.

1961

Signed Frank Bertaina as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dick Colpaert as an amateur free agent.

Signed Andy Etchebarren as an amateur free agent.

Signed Larry Haney as an amateur free agent.

Signed John Miller as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Don Bradey from Little Rock (Southern Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 19, 1961

Signed Jim Busby as a free agent.

January 24, 1961

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

January 31, 1961

Signed Dave Philley as a free agent.

February 1, 1961

Purchased Chuck Essegian from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

February 9, 1961

Signed Darold Knowles as an amateur free agent.

February 24, 1961

Purchased Frank House from the Cincinnati Reds.

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1959 / 1961 Trades and Transactions