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1961 Philadelphia Phillies

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1960 / 1962

47-107, Finished 8th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Gene Mauch (47-107)
GM: John Quinn, Farm Dir: Gene Martin, Scouting Dir: James Gallagher
Scored 584 runs, Allowed 796 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 56-98

Ballparks: Connie Mack Stadium · Attendance: 590,039 (8th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 98

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1960 / 1962 Trades and Transactions

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

November 28, 1960

Drafted Choo-Choo Coleman from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Jack Hamilton from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960 minor league draft.

Ed Keegan drafted by the Kansas City Athletics in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Jack Baldschun from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

December 15, 1960

Traded Gene Conley to the Boston Red Sox. Received Frank Sullivan.

1961

Signed Ron Clark as an amateur free agent.

Clarence Jones sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an unknown transaction.

Felix Torres received from the Cincinnati Reds in an unknown transaction.

April 1, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Don Ferrarese from the Chicago White Sox.

April 3, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Ted Lepcio to the Chicago White Sox.

May 4, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Turk Farrell and Joe Koppe to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Don Demeter and Charley Smith.

May 10, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Julio Becquer from the Los Angeles Angels.

May 23, 1961 (Standings)

The Kansas City Athletics returned Ed Keegan (earlier draft pick).

June 1, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Warren Hacker to the Chicago White Sox.

June 2, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Julio Becquer to the Minnesota Twins.

June 17, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Elmer Valo as a free agent.

July 2, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Bobby Del Greco to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Wes Covington.

July 9, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Darrell Johnson as a free agent.

July 11, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Alex Johnson as an amateur free agent.

August 11, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Bill Wilson as an amateur free agent.

August 14, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Darrell Johnson to the Cincinnati Reds.

September 2, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Jim Campbell as an amateur free agent.

September 6, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Gary Wagner as an amateur free agent.

September 12, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Joe Verbanic as an amateur free agent.

October 10, 1961 (Standings)

Lee Walls selected by the New York Mets as the 7th pick in the 1961 minor league expansion draft.

George Williams selected by the Houston Colt .45's as the 13th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Jesse Hickman selected by the Houston Colt .45's as the 15th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Choo-Choo Coleman selected by the New York Mets as the 28th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Bobby Smith selected by the New York Mets as the 32nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

October 13, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Bob Oldis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

October 16, 1961

Sold Robin Roberts to the New York Yankees.

Released Elmer Valo.

November 24, 1961

Signed Grant Jackson as an amateur free agent.

November 27, 1961

Drafted Billy Consolo from the Milwaukee Braves in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Felix Torres drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

November 28, 1961

Traded John Buzhardt and Charley Smith to the Chicago White Sox. Received Roy Sievers.

December 2, 1961

Purchased Frank Torre from the Milwaukee Braves.

December 15, 1961

Traded Taylor Phillips and Bob Sadowski to the Chicago White Sox. Received Frank Barnes and Andy Carey. Andy Carey refused to report to his new team on March 24, 1962. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Lou Vassie (minors) (March 24, 1962) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Cal McLish (March 24, 1962) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

1962

Ron Clark sent to the Los Angeles Angels in an unknown transaction.

Ruben Gomez sent to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

January 13, 1962

Signed Al Raffo as an amateur free agent.

February 9, 1962

Sold Ken Walters to the Cincinnati Reds.

March 7, 1962

Signed Sammy White as a free agent.

March 20, 1962

Traded Tony Curry and Ken Lehman to the Cleveland Indians. Received Mel Roach.

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1960 / 1962 Trades and Transactions