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1931 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1930 / 1932

94-59, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe McCarthy (94-59)
Scored 1067 runs, Allowed 760 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 100-53

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium I · Attendance: 912,437 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 95, Pitching - 91 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 94

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1930 / 1932 Trades and Transactions

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

October 24, 1930

Sold Benny Bengough to Milwaukee (American Association).

Released Bubbles Hargrave.

November 25, 1930

Purchased Julie Wera from Jersey City (International).

November 28, 1930

Traded John Hopkins (minors), Ken Holloway and cash to Baltimore (International). Received Tom Padden (minors) and Jim Weaver.

December 10, 1930

Purchased Cy Perkins from the Philadelphia Athletics.


Traded a player to be named later and 3 players to San Francisco (PCL). Received Frankie Crosetti. The New York Yankees sent Julie Wera (1931) to San Francisco (PCL) to complete the trade.

January 13, 1931

Harry Rice selected by the Washington Senators off waivers.

January 24, 1931

Signed Joe Sewell as a free agent.

June 27, 1931 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to St Paul (American Association). Received Johnny Murphy, Jack Saltzgaver and cash and 2 players to be named. The New York Yankees sent Jimmie Reese (November 12, 1931) and Albert Harvin (minors) (April 28, 1932) to St Paul (American Association) to complete the trade.

October, 1931 (Standings)

Released Cy Perkins. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

December 1, 1931

Purchased Johnny Neun from the Boston Braves.


Obtained Hub Pruett from Newark (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

January 19, 1932

Traded George Quellich, Myles Thomas and cash to Hollywood (PCL). Received Jesse Hill.

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1930 / 1932 Trades and Transactions