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1960 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1959 / 1961

76-78, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Gordon (49-46), Jo-Jo White (1-0) and Jimmy Dykes (26-32)
GM: Frank Lane (Resigned 1/3/1961)
Scored 667 runs, Allowed 693 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-80

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 950,985 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 98

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1959 / 1961 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 1959

Released Granny Hamner.

Released Elmer Valo.

October 23, 1959

Released Mike Garcia.

November 30, 1959

Drafted Mike Lee from the San Francisco Giants in the 1959 first-year draft.

Dave Vineyard selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1959 first-year draft.

December 6, 1959

Traded Dick Brown, Don Ferrarese, Minnie Minoso and Jake Striker to the Chicago White Sox. Received Norm Cash, Bubba Phillips and John Romano.

December 15, 1959

Traded Gordy Coleman, Billy Martin and Cal McLish to the Cincinnati Redlegs. Received Johnny Temple.

1960

Signed Ernie Johnson as a free agent.

Signed Paul Casanova as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gordy Lund as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tony Martinez as an amateur free agent.

Signed Sam McDowell as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Jim King from Toronto (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Floyd Robinson obtained by the Chicago White Sox as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 8, 1960

Traded Ray Webster to the Boston Red Sox. Received Leo Kiely.

January 20, 1960

Selected Bob Hale off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

February 15, 1960

Sold Jim Baxes to the Chicago White Sox.

March 16, 1960

Traded Russ Nixon to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jim Marshall and Sammy White. Sammy White refused to report to his new team on March 25, 1960. Trade was voided and players returned on March 25, 1960.

April 3, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Al Cicotte to Toronto (International).

April 5, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Leo Kiely to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Bob Grim.

April 11, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Johnny Klippstein from the Los Angeles Dodgers for $25,000.

April 12, 1960 (Standings)

Released Ed Fitz Gerald.

Released Ernie Johnson.

Traded Norm Cash to the Detroit Tigers. Received Steve Demeter.

April 17, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Rocky Colavito to the Detroit Tigers. Received Harvey Kuenn.

April 18, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Herb Score to the Chicago White Sox. Received Barry Latman.

April 29, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Pete Whisenant from the Cincinnati Reds.

May 12, 1960 (Standings)

Selected John Powers off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

May 15, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Pete Whisenant to the Washington Senators. Received Ken Aspromonte.

May 18, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Bob Grim to the Cincinnati Reds.

May 31, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Ty Cline as an amateur free agent.

June 2, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Bobby Tiefenauer to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Traded John Powers to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Hank Foiles.

June 11, 1960 (Standings)

Released Paul Casanova.

June 13, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Carroll Hardy and Russ Nixon to the Boston Red Sox. Received Ted Bowsfield and Marty Keough.

July 26, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Hank Foiles to the Detroit Tigers. Received Rocky Bridges and Red Wilson.

July 29, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Don Newcombe from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 30, 1960 (Standings)

Sold John Briggs to the Kansas City Athletics.

August, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Frank Funk from Toronto (International).

August 3, 1960 (Standings)

Released George Strickland.

Traded Joe Gordon Traded while a manager to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jimmy Dykes Traded while a manager.

August 9, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Morgan from the Philadelphia Phillies.

September 2, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Rocky Bridges to the St. Louis Cardinals.

September 17, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Carl Thomas to the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 10, 1960 (Standings)

Released Jack Harshman.

October 13, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Billy Moran to Toronto (International).

November 28, 1960

Drafted Valmy Thomas from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

December 3, 1960

Traded Harvey Kuenn to the San Francisco Giants. Received Johnny Antonelli and Willie Kirkland.

December 8, 1960

Released Mike White.

December 14, 1960

Johnny Klippstein selected by the Washington Senators as the 6th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Carl Mathias selected by the Washington Senators as the 10th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Gene Leek selected by the Los Angeles Angels as the 33rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Marty Keough selected by the Washington Senators as the 41st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Jim King selected by the Washington Senators as the 43rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Ted Bowsfield selected by the Los Angeles Angels as the 17th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Red Wilson selected by the Washington Senators as the 24th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Ken Aspromonte selected by the Washington Senators as the 26th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels returned Ted Bowsfield following previous expansion draft selection.

The Washington Senators returned Red Wilson following previous expansion draft selection.

Red Wilson selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

December 27, 1960

Signed Paul Casanova as a free agent.

1961

Signed Tommie Agee as an amateur free agent.

Signed Steve Bailey as an amateur free agent.

Signed Steve Hargan as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jackie Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

Signed Floyd Weaver as an amateur free agent.

January 19, 1961

Released Don Newcombe.

February 1, 1961

Ted Bowsfield selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

The Los Angeles Angels returned Red Wilson following previous expansion draft selection.

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1959 / 1961 Trades and Transactions