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1947 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1946 / 1948

97-57, Finished 1st in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bucky Harris (97-57)
Scored 794 runs, Allowed 568 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 100-54

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium I · Attendance: 2,178,937 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 92

Postseason:  Won World Series (4-3) over Brooklyn Dodgers


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1946 / 1948 Trades and Transactions

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

October 11, 1946

Traded Joe Gordon to the Cleveland Indians. Received Allie Reynolds.

October 12, 1946

Traded Eddie Bockman to the Cleveland Indians. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Cleveland Indians sent Dutch Meyer (December 5, 1946) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

October 24, 1946

Traded Tiny Bonham to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Cookie Cuccurullo.

November 1, 1946

Ken Holcombe drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Cliff Mapes from the Cleveland Indians in the 1946 rule 5 draft.

November 5, 1946

Drafted Bill Rodgers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1946 minor league draft.

December 6, 1946

Traded Gene Bearden, Al Gettel and Hal Peck to the Cleveland Indians. Received Sherm Lollar and Ray Mack.

December 11, 1946

Signed Joe Medwick as a free agent.

December 14, 1946

Sold Monk Dubiel to Seattle (PCL).

1947

Signed Clint Courtney as an amateur free agent.

Signed Whitey Ford as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dave Madison as an amateur free agent.

Signed Kite Thomas as an amateur free agent.

Signed Archie Wilson as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Harry Schaeffer from Stroudsburg (North Atlantic) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Mel Hoderlein received from the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.

Jerry Snyder received from Niagara Falls (Mid-Atlantic) in an unknown transaction.

January 25, 1947

Signed George McQuinn as a free agent.

March, 1947

Purchased Bud Stewart from the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 1, 1947

Selected Johnny Lucadello off waivers from the St. Louis Browns.

April 1, 1947 (Standings)

The Pittsburgh Pirates returned Ken Holcombe (earlier draft pick).

April 6, 1947 (Standings)

Signed Lew Burdette as an amateur free agent.

April 12, 1947 (Standings)

Released Johnny Murphy.

April 14, 1947 (Standings)

Sold Nick Etten to the Philadelphia Phillies.

April 15, 1947 (Standings)

Sold Ken Holcombe to Sacramento (PCL). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 29, 1947 (Standings)

Released Joe Medwick.

May, 1947 (Standings)

Released Harry Bright.

May 12, 1947 (Standings)

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Nick Etten following previous purchase.

June 3, 1947 (Standings)

Purchased Ted Sepkowski from the Cleveland Indians.

June 25, 1947 (Standings)

Purchased Lonny Frey from the Chicago Cubs.

July, 1947 (Standings)

Traded Philip Mategrano (minors), Arthur Visconti (minors), Joe Murray and cash to Bridgeport (Colonial). Received John Burt (minors).

July 10, 1947 (Standings)

Sold Mel Queen to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

July 11, 1947 (Standings)

Purchased Bobo Newsom from the Washington Senators.

August, 1947 (Standings)

Bob Marquis received from Lufkin (Lone Star) in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 3, 1947 (Standings)

Sold Al Lyons to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 31, 1947 (Standings)

Released Frankie Crosetti.

November, 1947

Signed Hank Foiles as an amateur free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

November 10, 1947

Jay Difani drafted by the Washington Senators in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

Woody Main drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1947 rule 5 draft.

November 17, 1947

Bob Addis selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 minor league draft.

John Simmons selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 minor league draft.

December 11, 1947

Traded Allie Clark to the Cleveland Indians. Received Red Embree.

1948

Signed Wally Burnette as an amateur free agent.

Signed Al Cicotte as an amateur free agent.

Signed Hy Cohen as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim Finigan as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bob Grim as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gil McDougald as an amateur free agent.

Signed Al Pilarcik as an amateur free agent.

Signed Art Schult as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gus Triandos as an amateur free agent.

Signed Hank Workman as an amateur free agent.

February 6, 1948

Released Bobo Newsom.

February 24, 1948

Traded Fred Bradley, Aaron Robinson and Bill Wight to the Chicago White Sox. Received Eddie Lopat.

March 27, 1948

Sent Butch Wensloff to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

Purchased Charley Schanz from the Philadelphia Phillies.

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1946 / 1948 Trades and Transactions