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1952 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1951 / 1953

95-59, Finished 1st in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Casey Stengel (95-59)
GM: George Weiss
Scored 727 runs, Allowed 557 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-59

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium I · Attendance: 1,629,665 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 90 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 94

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

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1951 / 1953 Trades and Transactions

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

November 19, 1951

Hank Foiles drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1951 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Gene Mauch from the Boston Braves in the 1951 rule 5 draft.

Kite Thomas drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1951 rule 5 draft.

November 23, 1951

Traded Clint Courtney to the St. Louis Browns. Received Jim McDonald.

December 3, 1951

Drafted Frank Biscan from the Chicago White Sox in the 1951 minor league draft.

Drafted Ruben Gomez from St Jean (Provincial) in the 1951 minor league draft.

El Tappe selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 1951 minor league draft.

1952

Signed Rip Coleman as an amateur free agent.

Signed Mark Freeman as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ken Hunt as an amateur free agent.

Signed Johnny Kucks as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bob Martyn as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jack McMahan as an amateur free agent.

Signed Zach Monroe as an amateur free agent.

Signed Moe Thacker as an amateur free agent.

Returned Mike Baxes to San Francisco (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

Returned Bob Thurman to San Francisco (PCL) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

Released Jim Archer.

Released Dick Wakefield.

Released Danny McDevitt.

January 20, 1952

Sold Nino Escalera to Toledo-Charleston (American Association). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

January 26, 1952

Purchased Dave Jolly from the Cincinnati Reds. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 26, 1952

Gene Mauch selected by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers.

April 3, 1952 (Standings)

Sold Bob Keegan to Syracuse (International). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 7, 1952 (Standings)

Sold Dave Madison to the St. Louis Browns.

May 3, 1952 (Standings)

Traded Jackie Jensen, Spec Shea, Jerry Snyder and Archie Wilson to the Washington Senators. Received Irv Noren and Tom Upton.

May 12, 1952 (Standings)

Stubby Overmire selected by the St. Louis Browns off waivers.

May 26, 1952 (Standings)

Released Johnny Hopp.

May 28, 1952 (Standings)

Signed Marv Throneberry as an amateur free agent.

June, 1952 (Standings)

Released Ruben Gomez. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 1, 1952 (Standings)

Traded Wally Hood to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Received Johnny Schmitz.

August 4, 1952 (Standings)

Bobby Hogue selected by the St. Louis Browns off waivers.

August 22, 1952 (Standings)

Purchased Ray Scarborough from the Boston Red Sox.

August 28, 1952 (Standings)

Traded Jim Greengrass, Bob Marquis, Ernie Nevel, Johnny Schmitz and $35,000 to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ewell Blackwell.

September 5, 1952 (Standings)

Signed Charlie Keller as a free agent.

October 13, 1952 (Standings)

Released Charlie Keller.

October 14, 1952 (Standings)

Sold John Mackinson to the Philadelphia Athletics.

December 1, 1952

Dave Jolly drafted by the Milwaukee Braves in the 1952 rule 5 draft.

December 2, 1952

Don Bessent selected by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1952 minor league draft.

1953

Signed Fritz Brickell as an amateur free agent.

Signed Johnny James as an amateur free agent.

Signed Lou Johnson as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jack Reed as an amateur free agent.

Signed Russ Snyder as an amateur free agent.

February 16, 1953

Purchased Johnny Schmitz from the Cincinnati Reds.

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1951 / 1953 Trades and Transactions