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1963 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1962 / 1964

79-83, Finished 5th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Birdie Tebbetts (79-83)
GM: Gabe Paul, Farm Dir: Tony Pianowski, Mike McNally
Scored 635 runs, Allowed 702 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 562,507 (9th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 97

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1962 / 1964 Trades and Transactions

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

October 9, 1962

Traded Ruben Gomez to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later, Jackie Collum and cash. The Minnesota Twins sent Georges Maranda (October 9, 1962) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

November 26, 1962

Drafted Bob Lipski from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Casey Cox from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1962 first-year draft.

Lou Piniella selected by the Washington Senators in the 1962 first-year draft.

November 27, 1962

Sold Wynn Hawkins to the New York Mets.

Traded a player to be named later, Don Dillard and Frank Funk to the Milwaukee Braves. Received Joe Adcock and Jack Curtis. The Cleveland Indians sent Ty Cline (March 18, 1963) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.

Traded Bubba Phillips to the Detroit Tigers. Received Ron Nischwitz and Gordon Seyfried.

December 15, 1962

Traded Jack Kubiszyn and Ron Taylor to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Fred Whitfield.

1963

Signed Paul Dicken as an amateur free agent.

Signed Vern Fuller as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gomer Hodge as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tom Kelley as an amateur free agent.

Signed Sam Parrilla as an amateur free agent.

Duke Carmel sent to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Mike Cuellar received from the Cincinnati Reds in an unknown transaction.

Ramon Lopez sent to Monterrey (Mexican) in an unknown transaction.

Jim Mahoney sent to the Houston Colt .45's in an unknown transaction.

Released Hank Izquierdo.

February 27, 1963

Traded Chuck Essegian to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Jerry Walker.

March, 1963

Signed Ruben Gomez as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 2, 1963 (Standings)

Purchased Ellis Burton from the Houston Colt .45's.

April 8, 1963 (Standings)

Sold Bill Dailey to the Minnesota Twins.

May 2, 1963 (Standings)

Traded Jim Perry to the Minnesota Twins. Received Jack Kralick.

May 8, 1963 (Standings)

Returned Bob Lipski (earlier draft pick) to the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 25, 1963 (Standings)

Traded Doc Edwards and $100,000 to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Joe Azcue and Dick Howser.

May 27, 1963 (Standings)

Sold Ellis Burton to the Chicago Cubs.

May 31, 1963 (Standings)

Casey Cox selected by the Washington Senators off waivers as first-year waiver pick.

June 2, 1963 (Standings)

Purchased Cal Neeman from the St. Louis Cardinals.

June 21, 1963 (Standings)

Signed Early Wynn as a free agent.

August 1, 1963 (Standings)

Traded Gene Green to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Sammy Taylor.

August 10, 1963 (Standings)

Sold Cal Neeman to the Washington Senators.

September 17, 1963 (Standings)

Purchased Jose Vidal from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 30, 1963 (Standings)

Purchased Don McMahon from the Houston Colt .45's.

October, 1963 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Milwaukee Braves. Received Chico Salmon. The Cleveland Indians sent Mike de la Hoz (April 1, 1964) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.

October 14, 1963 (Standings)

Released Early Wynn.

November 18, 1963

Signed Wally Post as a free agent.

December 2, 1963

Drafted George Culver from the New York Yankees in the 1963 first-year draft.

Traded a player to be named later and Barry Latman to the Los Angeles Angels. Received Leon Wagner. The Cleveland Indians sent Joe Adcock (December 6, 1963) to the Los Angeles Angels to complete the trade.

December 4, 1963

Traded Willie Kirkland to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Al Smith and $25,000.

December 14, 1963

Sent Bob Allen to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

December 19, 1963

Sold Walt Bond to the Houston Colt .45's.

1964

Signed Frank Baker as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bill Davis as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ralph Gagliano as an amateur free agent.

Signed Mike Hedlund as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dave Nelson as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim Rittwage as an amateur free agent.

Signed Richie Scheinblum as an amateur free agent.

Ruben Gomez sent to Monterrey (Mexican) in an unknown transaction.

Mike Cuellar obtained by Jacksonville (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

April, 1964

Received Bob Allen from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

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1962 / 1964 Trades and Transactions