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1927 Philadelphia Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1926 / 1928

91-63, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (91-63)
Scored 841 runs, Allowed 726 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-67

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 605,529 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 105, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 94

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1926 / 1928 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 1926

Drafted Charlie Bates from Martinsburg (Blue Ridge) in the 1926 rule 5 draft.

October 15, 1926

Purchased Joe Boley from Baltimore (International) for $65,000.

November 27, 1926

Traded Bill Wambsganss and $50,000 to Kansas City (American Association). Received Dud Branom.

December, 1926

Sold Charlie Berry to Dallas (Texas).

Sold Charlie Engle to Memphis (Southern Association).

Sold Jim Keesey to Waterbury (Eastern).

Sold Frank Welch to Atlanta (Southern Association).

December 23, 1926

Signed Eddie Collins as a free agent.


Returned Tom Jenkins to Wichita Falls (Texas) as part of a conditional deal.

Purchased Joe Hassler from Wheeling (Mid-Atlantic).

Purchased Bill Shores from Wichita Falls (Texas).

January 12, 1927

Signed Zack Wheat as a free agent.

February 8, 1927

Ty Cobb assigned onto roster from the Detroit Tigers.

April 9, 1927 (Standings)

Traded to Wichita Falls (Texas). Received . Alex Metzler returned to original team on April 9, 1927.

April 10, 1927 (Standings)

Sold Frank Sigafoos to Portland (PCL).

June, 1927 (Standings)

Signed Neal Baker as an amateur free agent.

June 1, 1927 (Standings)

Sold Dud Branom to Portland (PCL). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July, 1927 (Standings)

Signed Buzz Wetzel as a free agent.

July 6, 1927 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Mellana from Wilson (Virginia).

July 19, 1927 (Standings)

Lefty Willis selected by the Washington Senators off waivers.

July 20, 1927 (Standings)

The Washington Senators returned Lefty Willis following previous waiver selection.

July 26, 1927 (Standings)

Sold Joe Pate to Fort Worth (Texas).

August 5, 1927 (Standings)

Selected Baby Doll Jacobson off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

August 8, 1927 (Standings)

Bill Lamar selected by the Washington Senators off waivers.

September, 1927 (Standings)

Received Guy Cantrell from Baltimore (International) as part of a conditional deal.

December 2, 1927

Traded Chick Galloway and $30000 plus player to be named and optional assignment of Charlie Bates to Milwaukee (American Association). Received Ossie Orwoll.

December 13, 1927

Traded Sam Gray to the St. Louis Browns. Received Bing Miller.

December 19, 1927

Signed Bullet Joe Bush as a free agent.

December 26, 1927

Sold Dave Barbee to Portland (PCL).


Signed Art Daney as an amateur free agent.

Purchased Mule Haas from Atlanta (Southern Association) for $16,000.

January 26, 1928

Returned Guy Cantrell to Baltimore (International) as part of a conditional deal.

February 5, 1928

Signed Tris Speaker as a free agent.

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1926 / 1928 Trades and Transactions