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1908 Cleveland Naps

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1907 / 1909

90-64, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Nap Lajoie (90-64)
Scored 569 runs, Allowed 459 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-62

Ballparks: League Park I · Attendance: 422,262 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 104


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1907 / 1909 Trades and Transactions

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

November, 1907

Howard Wakefield returned by the Washington Senators as part of earlier loan.

December 3, 1907

Sold Frank Delahanty to New Orleans (Southern Association).

December 21, 1907

Purchased Charlie Hickman from the Chicago White Sox.

January, 1908

Sold Mike Donovan to the New York Highlanders.

July 20, 1908 (Standings)

Traded Jake Thielman to the Boston Red Sox. Received Tex Pruiett.

July 23, 1908 (Standings)

Purchased Cy Falkenberg and Dave Altizer from the Washington Senators for $7,000.

August 3, 1908 (Standings)

Traded Charlie Hickman and Tex Pruiett to Toledo (American Association). Received a player to be named later. Toledo (American Association) sent Grover Land (August 10, 1908) to the Cleveland Naps to complete the trade.

September 1, 1908 (Standings)

Drafted Ted Easterly from Los Angeles (PCL) in the 1908 rule 5 draft.

September 18, 1908 (Standings)

Signed Deacon McGuire as a free agent.

September 20, 1908 (Standings)

Purchased Denny Sullivan from the Boston Red Sox.

January 9, 1909

Sold Dave Altizer to the Chicago White Sox.

February 16, 1909

Traded Charlie Chech, Jack Ryan and $12,500 to the Boston Red Sox. Received Cy Young.

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1907 / 1909 Trades and Transactions