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1937 Brooklyn Dodgers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1936 / 1938

62-91, Finished 6th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Burleigh Grimes (62-91)
Scored 616 runs, Allowed 772 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-92

Ballparks: Ebbets Field · Attendance: 482,481 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 101, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 107

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1936 / 1938 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 1936

Traded George Earnshaw to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Eddie Morgan (October 1, 1936) to the Brooklyn Dodgers to complete the trade. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

November 19, 1936

Purchased Tony Malinosky from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

December 3, 1936

Traded players to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Tom Winsett. The Brooklyn Dodgers sent Frenchy Bordagaray (December 3, 1936), Dutch Leonard (December 3, 1936) and Jimmy Jordan (December 3, 1936) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

December 4, 1936

Traded Ed Brandt to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ralph Birkofer and Cookie Lavagetto.

December 5, 1936

Traded Lonny Frey to the Chicago Cubs. Received Woody English and Roy Henshaw.

December 8, 1936

Signed Heinie Manush as a free agent.


Signed Stan Klopp as an amateur free agent.

February 10, 1937

Obtained Gibby Brack from Louisville (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

February 17, 1937

Released George Watkins.

February 22, 1937

Released Freddie Lindstrom.

May 2, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Roy Spencer from the New York Giants.

May 24, 1937 (Standings)

Traded Randy Moore to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Paul Chervinko.

June 11, 1937 (Standings)

Traded Tom Baker to the New York Giants. Received Freddie Fitzsimmons.

June 12, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Waite Hoyt from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 11, 1937 (Standings)

Traded Ralph Birkofer to the Detroit Tigers. Received Lindsay Brown and cash.

July 23, 1937 (Standings)

Traded Frank Skaff and cash to the Washington Senators. Received Jake Daniel.

August 4, 1937 (Standings)

Signed Jim Lindsey as a free agent.

August 6, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Pete Coscarart from Portland (PCL).

August 9, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Ben Cantwell from the New York Giants.

September 5, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Bill Posedel from Portland (PCL).

September 10, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Tot Pressnell from the Cleveland Indians.

Traded Ben Geraghty and Jack Radtke to the Washington Senators. Received Fred Chapman.

October 4, 1937 (Standings)

Traded Jim Bucher, Johnny Cooney, Roy Henshaw and Joe Stripp to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Leo Durocher.

Harry Eisenstat granted Free Agency.

December 2, 1937

Sold Ben Cantwell to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February 3, 1938

Signed Kiki Cuyler as a free agent.

February 24, 1938

Released Jack Radtke.

March 6, 1938

Traded Eddie Morgan and $45,000 to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Dolph Camilli.

March 10, 1938

Released Jim Lindsey.

April 1, 1938

Released Nick Polly.

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1936 / 1938 Trades and Transactions