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1955 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1954 / 1956

79-75, Finished 5th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bucky Harris (79-75)
GM: Muddy Ruel
Scored 775 runs, Allowed 658 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Ballparks: Briggs Stadium · Attendance: 1,181,838 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 96

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1954 / 1956 Trades and Transactions

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

November 22, 1954

Drafted Ben Flowers from the Boston Red Sox in the 1954 rule 5 draft.

December 1, 1954

Purchased Bob Schultz from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

December 3, 1954

Traded Frank Carswell to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Sal Yvars.

December 6, 1954

Traded Walt Dropo, Ted Gray and Bob Nieman to the Chicago White Sox. Received Leo Cristante, Ferris Fain and Jack Phillips.

1955

Signed Bob Dustal as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jack Feller as an amateur free agent.

Signed Joe Grzenda as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bubba Morton as an amateur free agent.

Bob Johnson received from Pauls Valley (Sooner State) in an unknown transaction.

January 3, 1955

Sold Hoot Evers to the Baltimore Orioles.

January 13, 1955

Traded Ron Northey to Charleston (American Association). Received William Killinger (minors) and cash.

April 8, 1955 (Standings)

Purchased Harry Malmberg from the Cleveland Indians. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

Selected Ron Samford off waivers from the New York Giants.

May, 1955 (Standings)

Sold Harry Bright to Sacramento (PCL).

May 9, 1955 (Standings)

Purchased Charlie Maxwell from the Baltimore Orioles.

May 11, 1955 (Standings)

Sold Ray Herbert to the Kansas City Athletics.

June, 1955 (Standings)

Released Sal Yvars.

June 9, 1955 (Standings)

Signed Jim Brady as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

June 11, 1955 (Standings)

Signed Jim Small as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

June 15, 1955 (Standings)

Purchased Earl Torgeson from the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 6, 1955 (Standings)

Released Ferris Fain.

July 8, 1955 (Standings)

Signed Joe Coleman as a free agent.

George Zuverink selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

September 8, 1955 (Standings)

Traded Ben Flowers to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Bobby Tiefenauer.

October 12, 1955 (Standings)

Purchased Jim Proctor from Indianapolis (American Association).

November 27, 1955

Drafted Joe Presko from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1955 rule 5 draft.

Ken Rowe selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1955 minor league draft.

Drafted Hal Woodeshick from the New York Giants in the 1955 minor league draft.

November 30, 1955

Traded Bubba Phillips to the Chicago White Sox. Received Virgil Trucks.

December 30, 1955

Traded Leo Cristante and cash to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Received Pete Wojey.

1956

Signed Fred Gladding as an amateur free agent.

Signed Howie Koplitz as an amateur free agent.

Signed Frank Kostro as an amateur free agent.

Signed Phil Regan as an amateur free agent.

Signed Buck Rodgers as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gordon Seyfried as an amateur free agent.

April, 1956

Purchased Don Bradey from the Chicago White Sox.

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1954 / 1956 Trades and Transactions