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1913 Philadelphia Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1912 / 1914

96-57, Finished 1st in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (96-57)
Scored 794 runs, Allowed 592 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 97-56

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 571,896 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 98, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 93

Postseason:  Won World Series (4-1) over New York Giants

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1912 / 1914 Trades and Transactions

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

December, 1912

Sold Stan Coveleski to Spokane (Northwestern).


Signed Elmer Myers as an amateur free agent.

April 16, 1913 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later, Claud Derrick, Bris Lord and cash to Baltimore (International). Received Eddie Murphy and Jimmy Walsh. The Philadelphia Athletics sent Ben Egan (April 16, 1913) to Baltimore (International) to complete the trade.

July 16, 1913 (Standings)

Bob Shawkey received from Baltimore (International) in an unknown transaction.

August 9, 1913 (Standings)

Purchased Rube Bressler from Harrisburg (Tri-State) for $2,000.

August 24, 1913 (Standings)

Purchased Doc Lavan from the St. Louis Browns.

September, 1913 (Standings)

Purchased Wickey McAvoy from Berlin (Canadian).

September 15, 1913 (Standings)

Drafted Charlie Boardman from Waterbury (Eastern Association) in the 1913 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Press Cruthers from Raleigh (North Carolina State) in the 1913 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Joe Giebel from Savannah (South Atlantic) in the 1913 rule 5 draft.


Byron Houck jumped to the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

Danny Murphy jumped to the Brooklyn Tip-Tops.

January, 1914

Sold Harry Fritz to Troy (New York State) for $500.

February 12, 1914

Sold Doc Lavan to the St. Louis Browns.

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1912 / 1914 Trades and Transactions