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1937 Philadelphia Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1936 / 1938

54-97, Finished 7th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (39-80) and Earle Mack (15-17)
Scored 699 runs, Allowed 854 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-89

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 430,738 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 98, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 95

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1936 / 1938 Trades and Transactions

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

October 9, 1936

Sold Al Niemiec to Baltimore (International).

December 9, 1936

Traded Pinky Higgins to the Boston Red Sox. Received Billy Werber.

December 16, 1936

Released Hod Lisenbee.

Released Charlie Moss.


Released Dick Culler.

January 2, 1937

Sold George Puccinelli to Baltimore (International).

April 9, 1937 (Standings)

Traded Oliver Blakeney (minors), Al Benton, Carl Doyle and Jack Peerson to Memphis (Southern Association). Received Lynn Nelson.

April 16, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Jack Rothrock from the Cincinnati Reds.

June 11, 1937 (Standings)

Returned Bill Cissell (earlier draft pick) to Baltimore (International).

July 13, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Jesse Hill from the Washington Senators.

September 10, 1937 (Standings)

Purchased Paul Easterling and Stan Sperry from Oklahoma City (Texas).

October 5, 1937 (Standings)

Drafted Ralph Buxton from Oklahoma City (Texas) in the 1937 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Nels Potter from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1937 rule 5 draft.

Sold Jack Rothrock to Indianapolis (American Association).

October 19, 1937

Traded players to be named later to Oakland (PCL). Received Dario Lodigiani. The Philadelphia Athletics sent Jesse Hill (November 5, 1937), Bill Conroy (November 5, 1937), Hal Luby (November 5, 1937), George Turbeville (December 27, 1937) and Eddie Yount (December 27, 1937) to Oakland (PCL) to complete the trade.


Signed Sam Chapman as an amateur free agent.

Signed Elmer Valo as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Les McCrabb from Wilkes-Barre (Eastern) as part of a minor league working agreement.

February 12, 1938

Signed Mule Haas as a free agent.

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1936 / 1938 Trades and Transactions