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1948 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1947 / 1949

51-101, Finished 8th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ted Lyons (51-101)
Scored 559 runs, Allowed 814 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 51-101

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 777,844 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 98


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1947 / 1949 Trades and Transactions

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

November 10, 1947

Drafted Jim Goodwin from the New York Giants in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

November 17, 1947

Drafted Bill Butland from the Boston Red Sox in the 1947 minor league draft.

November 19, 1947

Pete Wojey selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 minor league draft.

December, 1947

Purchased George Genovese from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1948

Signed Jerry Dahlke as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bill Fischer as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ken Landenberger as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ed McGhee as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Bob Schultz from Memphis (Southern Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Mike Blyzka sent to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction.

January 27, 1948

Traded Thurman Tucker to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ralph Weigel.

February 2, 1948

Released Rudy York.

February 24, 1948

Traded Eddie Lopat to the New York Yankees. Received Fred Bradley, Aaron Robinson and Bill Wight.

February 26, 1948

Bob Buhl granted Free Agency.

April 1, 1948 (Standings)

Purchased Lou Stringer from the New York Giants.

April 6, 1948 (Standings)

Purchased Glen Moulder from the St. Louis Browns.

June 2, 1948 (Standings)

Traded Bob Kennedy to the Cleveland Indians. Received Al Gettel and Pat Seerey.

June 7, 1948 (Standings)

Signed Jim Busby as an amateur free agent.

June 9, 1948 (Standings)

Traded Earl Harrist to the Washington Senators. Received Marino Pieretti.

July 4, 1948 (Standings)

Signed Marv Rotblatt as an amateur free agent.

July 25, 1948 (Standings)

Purchased Randy Gumpert from the New York Yankees.

July 26, 1948 (Standings)

Earl Caldwell selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

September 19, 1948 (Standings)

Sold Lou Stringer to the Boston Red Sox.

November 10, 1948

Tod Davis drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1948 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Gene Markland from the Boston Braves in the 1948 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Max Surkont from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1948 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Don Wheeler from the New York Giants in the 1948 rule 5 draft.

Traded Aaron Robinson to the Detroit Tigers. Received Billy Pierce and $10,000.

November 15, 1948

Drafted Rocky Krsnich from the New York Yankees in the 1948 minor league draft.

Dick Lane selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1948 minor league draft.

Sold Taffy Wright to the Philadelphia Athletics.

November 24, 1948

Drafted Bill Higdon from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1948 minor league draft.

Traded Joe Haynes to the Cleveland Indians. Received Joe Tipton.

December 2, 1948

Traded Frank Papish to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ernest Groth and Bob Kuzava.

December 14, 1948

Traded Jim Delsing to the New York Yankees. Received Bud Souchock.

1949

Signed Alex Grammas as an amateur free agent.

Tommy Giordano received from the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Returned George Genovese to Hollywood (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

Returned Jim Hughes to Hollywood (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

January 17, 1949

Purchased Bill Bevens from the New York Yankees.

January 26, 1949

Tony Lupien selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

March 28, 1949

Returned Bill Bevens to the New York Yankees following previous purchase.

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1947 / 1949 Trades and Transactions