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1942 Philadelphia Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1941 / 1943

55-99, Finished 8th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (55-99)
Scored 549 runs, Allowed 801 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 51-103

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 423,487 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 99, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 102

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1941 / 1943 Trades and Transactions

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

October 20, 1941

Released Bump Hadley.

Released John Leovich.

November 26, 1941

Traded Fred Chapman to Toronto (International). Received Walter Klimczak (minors).

December 4, 1941

Sold Ron Northey to the Philadelphia Phillies.

December 6, 1941

Traded Johnny Babich and Eric Tipton to the New York Yankees. Received Buddy Blair.

December 9, 1941

Traded Wally Moses to the Chicago White Sox. Received Jack Hallett and Mike Kreevich.


Signed Ted Abernathy as an amateur free agent.

March 28, 1942

Signed Jim Castiglia as an amateur free agent.

April 3, 1942 (Standings)

Selected Bill Knickerbocker off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

April 14, 1942 (Standings)

Sold Jack Hallett to Toronto (International).

Sold Al Rubeling to Toronto (International).

April 29, 1942 (Standings)

Sold Les McCrabb to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

June 1, 1942 (Standings)

Traded Frankie Hayes to the St. Louis Browns. Received Bob Harris and Bob Swift.

June 15, 1942 (Standings)

Signed Larry Eschen as a free agent.

July 20, 1942 (Standings)

Purchased Eric McNair from the Detroit Tigers.

August 17, 1942 (Standings)

Released Tex Shirley.

September 25, 1942 (Standings)

Purchased Jim Tyack from Little Rock (Southern Association).

September 30, 1942 (Standings)

Purchased Jesse Flores from the Chicago Cubs.

November 2, 1942

Drafted Eddie Mayo from the Chicago Cubs in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Johnny Welaj from the Detroit Tigers in the 1942 rule 5 draft.

December 5, 1942

Released Bill Knickerbocker.

Released Mike Kreevich.

Released Eric McNair.

Traded Dee Miles to Seattle (PCL). Received Jo-Jo White.

December 7, 1942

Released Larry Eschen.


Signed Vern Benson as an amateur free agent.

Signed Carl Scheib as an amateur free agent.

February, 1943

Released Al Simmons.

March 21, 1943

Traded Bob Johnson to the Washington Senators. Received Bobby Estalella, Jimmy Pofahl and cash.

March 31, 1943

Sold Butch Nieman to the Boston Braves.

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1941 / 1943 Trades and Transactions