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1902 Baltimore Orioles

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1901

50-88, Finished 8th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John McGraw (26-31) and Wilbert Robinson (24-57)
Scored 715 runs, Allowed 848 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 58-80

Ballparks: Oriole Park IV · Attendance: 174,606 (8th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 104


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For reasons explained in our blog, we have disassociated the 1901 and 1902 Orioles teams from the franchise history of the New York Yankees. The two-year stint in Baltimore is now considered to be that of a separate franchise.

1901 Trades and Transactions

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

October 10, 1901

Joe Kelley jumped from the Brooklyn Superbas.

October 23, 1901

Tom Hughes jumped from the Chicago Orphans.

December 4, 1901

Kip Selbach jumped from the New York Giants.

December 23, 1901

Signed Bill Keister as a free agent.

1902

Signed Andy Oyler as an amateur free agent.

Jim Jackson jumped to the New York Giants.

Dan McGann jumped from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jimmy Sheckard jumped from the Brooklyn Superbas.

Released Mike Donlin.

April 9, 1902 (Standings)

Jack Dunn jumped to the New York Giants.

April 23, 1902 (Standings)

Steve Brodie jumped to the New York Giants.

April 27, 1902 (Standings)

Jimmy Sheckard jumped to the Brooklyn Superbas. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Bob Lawson as a free agent.

May 10, 1902 (Standings)

Released Frank Foreman.

June 8, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Jack Cronin as a free agent.

June 14, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Bob Blewett as a free agent.

Released Bob Lawson.

July, 1902 (Standings)

Purchased Pop Dillon from the Detroit Tigers.

Purchased Snake Wiltse from the Philadelphia Athletics.

July 7, 1902 (Standings)

Released John McGraw.

July 11, 1902 (Standings)

Sold Tom Hughes to the Boston Americans.

July 15, 1902 (Standings)

Released Bob Blewett.

July 17, 1902 (Standings)

Received Lew Drill as a loan from the Washington Senators.

Released Roger Bresnahan. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Released Jack Cronin. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Released Joe Kelley. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Released Dan McGann. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Released Joe McGinnity. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Released Cy Seymour. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 18, 1902 (Standings)

Received Harry Arndt as a loan from the Detroit Tigers. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Received Sport McAllister as a loan from the Detroit Tigers.

Purchased Jack Katoll and Herm McFarland from the Chicago White Sox. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 21, 1902 (Standings)

Lew Drill returned to the Washington Senators as part of earlier loan.

July 22, 1902 (Standings)

Received George Prentiss as a loan from the Boston Americans. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Sport McAllister returned to the Detroit Tigers as part of earlier loan. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Released Pop Dillon.

July 23, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Aleck Smith as a free agent.

July 24, 1902 (Standings)

Signed George Yeager as a free agent.

July 28, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Bill Mellor as a free agent.

July 29, 1902 (Standings)

George Prentiss returned to the Boston Americans as part of earlier loan.

Released Andy Oyler.

July 31, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Dad Hale as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 4, 1902 (Standings)

Purchased Ike Butler from Shreveport (Southern Association).

August 7, 1902 (Standings)

Released George Yeager.

August 13, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Ernie Courtney as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 16, 1902 (Standings)

Released Dad Hale.

August 23, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Mathison as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 25, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Tom Jones as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 26, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Crese Heismann as a free agent.

Released Charlie Shields. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September, 1902 (Standings)

Purchased Jack Thoney from the Cleveland Bronchos.

September 4, 1902 (Standings)

Released Crese Heismann.

September 17, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Ernie Ross as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

1903

Harry Arndt returned to the Detroit Tigers as part of earlier loan.

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1901 Trades and Transactions