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1936 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1935 / 1937

80-74, Finished 5th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Steve O'Neill (80-74)
Scored 921 runs, Allowed 862 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-72

Ballparks: League Park II & Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 500,391 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 103, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 105

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1935 / 1937 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 1935

Drafted Joe Becker from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1935 rule 5 draft.

December, 1935

Shanty Hogan sent to the Washington Senators in an unknown transaction.

December 11, 1935

Traded Monte Pearson and Steve Sundra to the New York Yankees. Received Johnny Allen.

December 18, 1935

Purchased Blondy Ryan from the New York Yankees.


Signed Bob Feller as an amateur free agent.

Signed Phil Masi as an amateur free agent.

January 27, 1936

Selected George Blaeholder off waivers from the Philadelphia Athletics.

January 29, 1936

Purchased Billy Sullivan from the Cincinnati Reds.

April 11, 1936 (Standings)

Sold Clint Brown to the Chicago White Sox.

September 3, 1936 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Heving from the Detroit Tigers.

September 8, 1936 (Standings)

Sold Archie McKain to the Boston Red Sox.

September 9, 1936 (Standings)

Purchased Carl Fischer from Buffalo (International).

September 29, 1936 (Standings)

Luke Hamlin drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1936 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Whit Wyatt from the Chicago White Sox in the 1936 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 1936

Sold Jim Gleeson to the New York Yankees.

December 10, 1936

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Thornton Lee to the Chicago White Sox. Received Earl Whitehill from the Washington Senators. In addition, the Chicago White Sox sent Jack Salveson to the Washington Senators.


Obtained Ken Keltner from Milwaukee (American Association) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 17, 1937

Traded Oral Hildebrand, Bill Knickerbocker and Joe Vosmik to the St. Louis Browns. Received Ivy Andrews, Lyn Lary and Moose Solters.

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1935 / 1937 Trades and Transactions