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1928 Philadelphia Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

98-55, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (98-55)
Scored 829 runs, Allowed 615 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 97-56

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 689,756 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 103, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 98

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1927 / 1929 Trades and Transactions

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

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.

June, 1928 (Standings)

Sold Art Daney to Bloomington (Three-I).

June 1, 1928 (Standings)

Traded Jing Johnson and $80000 plus optional assignment of Bill Shores to Baltimore (International). Received George Earnshaw.

September 10, 1928 (Standings)

Received Stew Bolen from Baltimore (International) as part of a conditional deal.

October, 1928 (Standings)

Released Joe Mellana.

October 3, 1928 (Standings)

Drafted Hal Rhyne from San Francisco (PCL) in the 1928 rule 5 draft.

December 23, 1928

Sold Charlie Bates to Portland (PCL).

Sold Ike Powers to Portland (PCL).


Signed Bill Breckinridge as an amateur free agent.

Signed Doc Cramer as an amateur free agent.

January 5, 1929

Purchased Homer Summa from the Cleveland Indians.

April, 1929

Returned Stew Bolen to Baltimore (International) as part of a conditional deal. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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1927 / 1929 Trades and Transactions