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1946 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1945 / 1947

82-71, Finished 3rd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Charlie Grimm (82-71)
Scored 626 runs, Allowed 581 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-71

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,342,970 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 94


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1945 / 1947 Trades and Transactions

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

November 1, 1945

Lou Novikoff drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1945 rule 5 draft.

November 12, 1945

Drafted Hal Quick from the St. Louis Browns in the 1945 minor league draft.

1946

Signed Bob Borkowski as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tony Jacobs as an amateur free agent.

Signed Hal Jeffcoat as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bill Moisan as an amateur free agent.

Signed Fred Richards as an amateur free agent.

Signed Frank Smith as an amateur free agent.

Frank Campos jumped to Puebla (Mexican).

Mel Hoderlein received from the Cincinnati Reds in an unknown transaction.

January 21, 1946

Sold Roy Hughes to the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 29, 1946

Selected Emmett O'Neill off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

April 4, 1946 (Standings)

Bennie Warren selected by the New York Giants off waivers.

April 19, 1946 (Standings)

Signed Bob Talbot as an amateur free agent.

April 20, 1946 (Standings)

Whitey Platt selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

April 23, 1946 (Standings)

Emmett O'Neill selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

May, 1946 (Standings)

Charlie Cuellar sent to Tampa (Florida International) in an unknown transaction.

May 2, 1946 (Standings)

Signed Billy Jurges as a free agent.

June, 1946 (Standings)

Len Okrie received from Lockport (PONY) in an unknown transaction.

June 15, 1946 (Standings)

Sold Charlie Gilbert to the Philadelphia Phillies.

June 26, 1946 (Standings)

Traded Heinz Becker to the Cleveland Indians. Received Mickey Rocco and cash.

July 3, 1946 (Standings)

Signed Russ Bauers as a free agent.

July 9, 1946 (Standings)

Purchased Doyle Lade from the Chicago White Sox.

August 10, 1946 (Standings)

Signed Vern Fear as an amateur free agent.

October 9, 1946 (Standings)

Released Billy Jurges.

November 1, 1946

Loyd Christopher drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

November 5, 1946

Hal Quick selected by the New York Giants in the 1946 minor league draft.

November 21, 1946

Signed Jim Brosnan as an amateur free agent.

1947

Signed Doug Hansen as an amateur free agent.

Signed Les Peden as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dusty Rhodes as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bob Rush as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bob Spicer as an amateur free agent.

Mel Hoderlein sent to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction.

Bobo Holloman received from Moultrie (Georgia-Florida) in an unknown transaction.

Fred Marsh sent to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

Ben Wade received from the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Signed Billy Klaus as a free agent.

Signed Lou Sleater as a free agent.

January 25, 1947

Sold Hi Bithorn to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

February, 1947

Traded Barney Olsen to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Eddie Malone.

March 15, 1947

Signed Bill Lee as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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1945 / 1947 Trades and Transactions