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1950 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1949 / 1951

64-89, Finished 7th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frankie Frisch (64-89)
GM: Wid Matthews
Scored 643 runs, Allowed 772 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-89

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,165,944 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 107

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1949 / 1951 Trades and Transactions

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

October 13, 1949

Purchased Fred Baczewski from Shreveport (Texas) for $30000 plus a player to be named.

October 14, 1949

Purchased Preston Ward and Paul Minner from the Brooklyn Dodgers for $100,000.

October 18, 1949

Signed Andy Varga as an amateur free agent.

October 29, 1949

Signed Jim Fanning as an amateur free agent.

November 17, 1949

Drafted Johnny Klippstein from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1949 rule 5 draft.

December 5, 1949

Drafted Hy Cohen from the New York Yankees in the 1949 minor league draft.

Billy Klaus selected by Dallas (Texas) in the 1949 minor league draft.

Drafted Ben Taylor from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1949 minor league draft.

December 14, 1949

Traded Gene Mauch and cash to the Boston Braves. Received Bill Voiselle.

1950

Signed Dave Hillman as an amateur free agent.

Signed George Piktuzis as an amateur free agent.

Sold Ben Wade to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Dick Aylward sent to Dallas (Texas) in an unknown transaction.

Harry Bright received from Miami (Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri) in an unknown transaction.

February 2, 1950

Sold Herman Reich to the Chicago White Sox.

February 10, 1950

Purchased Frank Hiller from the New York Yankees.

Purchased Johnny Vander Meer from the Cincinnati Reds.

March 16, 1950

Purchased Bob Schultz from the Chicago White Sox. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 1, 1950 (Standings)

Signed Gene Baker as an amateur free agent.

April 18, 1950 (Standings)

Sold Bob Chipman to the Boston Braves.

May, 1950 (Standings)

Returned Ben Taylor (earlier draft pick) to the Brooklyn Dodgers. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 2, 1950 (Standings)

Purchased Lou Klein from the Cincinnati Reds.

May 15, 1950 (Standings)

Purchased Dick Manville from the Boston Braves for $2,500.

June 7, 1950 (Standings)

Traded Bob Scheffing to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ron Northey.

June 29, 1950 (Standings)

Signed Harry Chiti as an amateur free agent.

July 28, 1950 (Standings)

Signed Gene Fodge as an amateur free agent.

September 13, 1950 (Standings)

Emil Verban selected by the Boston Braves off waivers.

October 10, 1950 (Standings)

Traded Hank Edwards and cash to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Received Chuck Connors and Dee Fondy.

November 16, 1950

Drafted Jack Cusick from the New York Yankees in the 1950 rule 5 draft.

Lou Klein drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1950 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Turk Lown from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950 rule 5 draft.

Bob Muncrief drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1950 rule 5 draft.

December 21, 1950

Sold Don Carlsen to Hollywood (PCL).

1951

Signed Al Lary as an amateur free agent.

Sold Bobo Holloman to Augusta (South Atlantic).

John Pyecha received from Elkin (Blue Ridge) in an unknown transaction.

Barney Schultz received from Macon (South Atlantic) in an unknown transaction.

March 7, 1951

Traded Clarence Maddern to the Cleveland Indians. Received Max West.

March 9, 1951

Signed Solly Drake as an amateur free agent.

March 30, 1951

Released Johnny Vander Meer.

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1949 / 1951 Trades and Transactions