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1949 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1948 / 1950

89-65, Finished 3rd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Boudreau (89-65)
Scored 675 runs, Allowed 574 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 2,233,771 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 95


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1948 / 1950 Trades and Transactions

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

November 10, 1948

Drafted Herman Reich from Portland (PCL) in the 1948 rule 5 draft.

Jim Wilson drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1948 rule 5 draft.

November 15, 1948

Drafted Bob Chakales from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1948 minor league draft.

Grant Dunlap selected by the New York Yankees in the 1948 minor league draft.

November 20, 1948

Sold Bob Muncrief to the Pittsburgh Pirates for $20,000.

November 24, 1948

Traded Joe Tipton to the Chicago White Sox. Received Joe Haynes.

December 2, 1948

Traded Ernest Groth and Bob Kuzava to the Chicago White Sox. Received Frank Papish.

December 14, 1948

Traded Joe Haynes, Ed Klieman and Eddie Robinson to the Washington Senators. Received Mickey Vernon and Early Wynn.

1949

Signed Brooks Lawrence as an amateur free agent.

Signed Stu Locklin as an amateur free agent.

Signed Don Minnick as an amateur free agent.

Signed Don Mossi as an amateur free agent.

Signed Stan Pawloski as an amateur free agent.

Signed Harry Simpson as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Jesse Flores from San Diego (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Doug Hansen received from El Paso (Arizona-Texas) in an unknown transaction.

Pete Taylor sent to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction.

February 9, 1949

Wally Judnich selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

February 10, 1949

Signed Artie Wilson as a free agent.

February 19, 1949

Signed Luke Easter as a free agent.

April 20, 1949 (Standings)

Purchased Al Benton from the Detroit Tigers.

April 28, 1949 (Standings)

The New York Yankees returned Grant Dunlap (earlier draft pick). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 30, 1949 (Standings)

Herman Reich selected by the Washington Senators off waivers.

May 7, 1949 (Standings)

Hank Edwards selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

May 10, 1949 (Standings)

The Philadelphia Athletics returned Jim Wilson (earlier draft pick). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

The Washington Senators returned Herman Reich following previous waiver selection.

May 12, 1949 (Standings)

Free agent signing of Artie Wilson voided.

May 18, 1949 (Standings)

Herman Reich selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

June, 1949 (Standings)

Signed Rod Graber as an amateur free agent.

August 11, 1949 (Standings)

Traded Jim Wilson to the Detroit Tigers. Received players to be named later. The Detroit Tigers sent Lum Harris (October 1, 1949), Anse Moore (October 1, 1949) and George Byam (minors) (October 1, 1949) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

November 17, 1949

Drafted Leo Thomas from Portland (PCL) in the 1949 rule 5 draft.

December 5, 1949

Grant Dunlap selected by the St. Louis Browns in the 1949 minor league draft.

December 14, 1949

Sold Frank Papish to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1950

Signed Sam Jones as an amateur free agent.

Signed Stan Pitula as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dave Pope as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dick Tomanek as an amateur free agent.

Dave Hoskins received from Grand Rapids (Central) in an unknown transaction.

Frank Sacka received from the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction.

February 17, 1950

Released Satchel Paige.

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1948 / 1950 Trades and Transactions