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1950 Philadelphia Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1949 / 1951

52-102, Finished 8th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Connie Mack (52-102)
GM: Art Ehlers
Scored 670 runs, Allowed 913 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 56-98

Ballparks: Shibe Park · Attendance: 309,805 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 88, Pitching - 92

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1949 / 1951 Trades and Transactions

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

October 8, 1949

Traded Buddy Rosar to the Boston Red Sox. Received Billy Hitchcock.

October 19, 1949

Traded Nellie Fox to the Chicago White Sox. Received Joe Tipton.

October 28, 1949

Signed Walt Kellner as an amateur free agent.

November 17, 1949

Drafted Ben Guintini from Dallas (Texas) in the 1949 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Hank Wyse from Shreveport (Texas) in the 1949 rule 5 draft.

December 13, 1949

Traded Rocco Ippolito (minors), Ray Coleman, Billy DeMars, Frankie Gustine and $100,000 to the St. Louis Browns. Received Bob Dillinger and Paul Lehner.

December 14, 1949

Traded Hank Majeski to the Chicago White Sox. Received Ed Klieman.

1950

Jack Littrell received from the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction.

Obtained Gene Markland from Buffalo (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Obtained Joe Murray from West Palm Beach (Florida International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Obtained Bob Hooper from Buffalo (International) as part of a minor league working agreement.

March 9, 1950

Signed Tom Hamilton as an amateur free agent.

June 5, 1950 (Standings)

Released Ed Klieman.

Released Phil Marchildon.

July 20, 1950 (Standings)

Sold Bob Dillinger to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 14, 1950 (Standings)

Selected Roberto Ortiz off waivers from the Washington Senators.

October 23, 1950

Released Bob Rinker.

November 16, 1950

Drafted Morrie Martin from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Ed Samcoff from the New York Giants in the 1950 rule 5 draft.

December 13, 1950

Sold Mike Guerra to the Boston Red Sox for $25,000.

1951

Signed Eric MacKenzie as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tex Hoyle as a free agent.

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1949 / 1951 Trades and Transactions