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1946 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1945 / 1947

92-62, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Steve O'Neill (92-62)
Scored 704 runs, Allowed 567 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-62

Ballparks: Briggs Stadium · Attendance: 1,722,590 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 107, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 110, Pitching - 107

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1945 / 1947 Trades and Transactions

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

December 14, 1945

Released Hack Miller.

December 15, 1945

Released Tommy Bridges.


Signed Tommy Bridges as a free agent.

Signed Al Federoff as an amateur free agent.

Signed Clem Koshorek as an amateur free agent.

Signed Lou Kretlow as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bill Serena as an amateur free agent.

January 3, 1946

Traded Rudy York to the Boston Red Sox. Received Eddie Lake.

January 5, 1946

Released Chuck Hostetler.

Released Hub Walker.

March 26, 1946

Released Rip Radcliff.

March 28, 1946

Released Russ Kerns.

Released Milt Welch.

March 30, 1946

Released Bob Harris.

May 16, 1946 (Standings)

Sold Billy Hitchcock to the Washington Senators.

May 18, 1946 (Standings)

Traded Barney McCosky to the Philadelphia Athletics. Received George Kell.

May 19, 1946 (Standings)

Sold Pinky Higgins to the Boston Red Sox.

June 28, 1946 (Standings)

Released Joe Wood.

August 6, 1946 (Standings)

Signed Johnny Groth as an amateur free agent.

September 16, 1946 (Standings)

Released Tommy Bridges.

November 1, 1946

Bob Gillespie drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 1946

Sold Jimmy Bloodworth to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Released George Caster.

December 20, 1946

Released Paul Richards.


Signed Babe Birrer as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bill Macdonald as an amateur free agent.

Bob Hall sent to Seattle (PCL) in an unknown transaction.

Barney Schultz received from the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

January 14, 1947

Purchased Saul Rogovin from the Washington Senators.

January 18, 1947

Sold Hank Greenberg to the Pittsburgh Pirates for $75,000.

March, 1947

Released Frank Carswell. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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1945 / 1947 Trades and Transactions