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1909 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1908 / 1910

78-74, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Sullivan (78-74)
Scored 492 runs, Allowed 464 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-72

Ballparks: South Side Park III · Attendance: 478,400 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 96, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 97

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1908 / 1910 Trades and Transactions

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


Purchased Jim Scott from Wichita (Western Association) for $2,000.

January 9, 1909

Purchased Dave Altizer from the Cleveland Naps.

February 16, 1909

Purchased Gavvy Cravath from the Boston Red Sox.

April 24, 1909 (Standings)

Sold John Anderson to Providence (Eastern).

Sold Jack Dalton to Des Moines (Western).

May 16, 1909 (Standings)

Traded Nick Altrock, Gavvy Cravath and Jiggs Donahue to the Washington Senators. Received Bill Burns.

July 9, 1909 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to Providence (Eastern). Received Lena Blackburne. The Chicago White Sox sent $6,500 (August 18, 1909), Mike Welday (August 18, 1909) and John Atz (February 18, 1910) to Providence (Eastern) to complete the trade.

July 10, 1909 (Standings)

Purchased Bobby Messenger from Fall River (New England).

August, 1909 (Standings)

Purchased Chick Gandil from Sacramento (PCL).

Purchased Frank Lange from Des Moines (Western). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 13, 1909 (Standings)

Purchased Bruno Block and Irv Young from Minneapolis (American Association).

August 14, 1909 (Standings)

Purchased Shano Collins from Springfield (Connecticut State).

August 16, 1909 (Standings)

Purchased Willis Cole from Wichita (Western) for $2,500.

August 17, 1909 (Standings)

Purchased Rollie Zeider from San Francisco (PCL) for $5500 plus 2 players to be named.

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1908 / 1910 Trades and Transactions