LEAGUE TRANSACTION NEWS
Thursday, 9/28/1917
Tuesday 1/31/1917 :
Brooklyn: Put P Joe Benz on the 15 Day DL.
Cleveland: CF Merito Acosta was assigned to AAA Buffalo Bisons.
Pittsburgh: P Ambrose Puttmann was promoted from to the active roster.
Wednesday 2/1/1917 :
Philadelphia (A): Free agent P Frosty Thomas has been signed to a contract of $3,750,000 per year, for 2 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent P Dick Rudolph has been signed to a contract of $4,505,500 per year, for 4 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent 2B Lee Magee has been signed to a contract of $3,650,500 per year, for 4 years.
Thursday 2/2/1917 :
Philadelphia (A): Free agent CF Dutch Zwilling has been signed to a contract of $5,750,000 per year, for 4 years.
Friday 2/3/1917 :
Chicago (A): Free agent RF George Shively has been signed to a contract of $3,400,000 per year, for 3 years.
Brooklyn: Free agent 1B Rube Oldring has been signed to a contract of $400,000 per year, for 3 years.
Saturday 2/4/1917 :
Chicago (A): Free agent 2B Harry Spratt has been signed to a contract of $800,000 per year, for 1 years.
Sunday 2/5/1917 :
Brooklyn: Free agent P Ralph Glaze has been signed to a contract of $1,500,500 per year, for 2 years.
Monday 2/6/1917 :
Boston (N): P Chet Nourse was put on the 40-man roster.
Boston (N): P Chet Nourse was promoted from to the active roster.
Boston (N): Put P Allen Russell on the 60 Day DL.
Wednesday 2/8/1917 :
Philadelphia (A): Free agent LF Jack Lelivelt has been signed to a contract of $5,250,000 per year, for 2 years.
Thursday 2/9/1917 :
Philadelphia (A): Free agent 1B Jake Daubert has been signed to a contract of $2,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cleveland: Free agent P Elmer Rieger has been signed to a contract of $1,780,000 per year, for 3 years.
Saturday 2/11/1917 :
Philadelphia (A): Free agent SS George Perring has been signed to a contract of $1,250,000 per year, for 2 years.
Sunday 2/12/1917 :
St. Louis (A): Put CF Clyde Milan on the 60 Day DL.
Tuesday 2/14/1917 :
St. Louis (A): Free agent P Bill Otey has been signed to a contract of $501,001 per year, for 2 years.
Sunday 2/19/1917 :
Chicago (N): Free agent LF Frank Gilhooley has been signed to a contract of $250,000 per year, for 3 years.
Monday 2/20/1917 :
Chicago (N): Free agent CF Ward Miller has been signed to a contract of $817,000 per year, for 2 years.
Friday 2/24/1917 :
Trade between Philadelphia (A) and Washington :
Washington gets :
P Phil Cockrell
Philadelphia (A) gets :
1B George Carr
Trade between Detroit and Chicago (N) :
Chicago (N) gets :
P Elmer Ponder
Detroit gets :
P Jakie May
Detroit: Designated P Lou Manske for assignment.
Detroit: Placed P Lou Manske on waivers.
Philadelphia (N): Free agent LF Rube Ellis has been signed to a contract of $6,000,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (N): Free agent 1B Stubby Magner has been signed to a contract of $252,000 per year, for 2 years.
Saturday 2/25/1917 :
Philadelphia (N): Free agent LF Tom Long has been signed to a contract of $782,000 per year, for 3 years.
Philadelphia (N): Free agent LF Olaf Henriksen has been signed to a contract of $270,000 per year, for 1 years.
Sunday 2/26/1917 :
Cleveland: Free agent P Dicta Johnson has been signed to a contract of $333,000 per year, for 2 years.
Monday 2/27/1917 :
Chicago (N): Free agent CF Guy Zinn has been signed to a contract of $2,500,000 per year, for 4 years.
Wednesday 3/1/1917 :
St. Louis (A): Free agent P Blaine Thomas has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent SS Eddie Foster has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent C Fred Snodgrass has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent 1B Tex Jones has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent SS Phil Lewis has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent LF Joe Riggert has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent RF Delos Drake has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent C Dick Cotter has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent RF Armando Marsans has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent C Johnny Bassler has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent RF Charlie Conway has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent C Earle Mack has been signed to a minor league contract.
St. Louis (A): Free agent 2B Elwood Demoss has been signed to a minor league contract.
Thursday 3/2/1917 :
Cleveland: P Elmer Rieger was put on the 40-man roster.
Cleveland: P Elmer Rieger was assigned to the active roster.
Cleveland: P Dicta Johnson was put on the 40-man roster.
Cleveland: P Dicta Johnson was assigned to AAA Buffalo Bisons.
Detroit: Removed P Lou Manske from waivers.
Saturday 4/1/1917 :
Washington: Released P Jimmy Lavender.
Washington: Released SS Gene Madden.
Boston (N): Released CF Bill Otis.
Boston (N): Released LF Buck Sweeney.
Boston (N): Released CF Horace Jenkins.
Boston (N): Released P Paul Maloy.
Boston (N): Released C Harry Hanson.
St. Louis (N): Put LF Beals Becker on the 15 Day DL.
Brooklyn: P Ralph Glaze was put on the 40-man roster.
Brooklyn: P Ralph Glaze was assigned to AAA .
Brooklyn: P Dick Rudolph was put on the 40-man roster.
Brooklyn: P Dick Rudolph was assigned to the active roster.
Brooklyn: 1B Rube Oldring was put on the 40-man roster.
Brooklyn: 1B Rube Oldring was assigned to the active roster.
Brooklyn: 2B Lee Magee was put on the 40-man roster.
Brooklyn: 2B Lee Magee was assigned to the active roster.
Chicago (N): LF Frank Gilhooley was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): LF Frank Gilhooley was assigned to the active roster.
Chicago (N): CF Ward Miller was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): CF Ward Miller was assigned to the active roster.
Chicago (N): CF Guy Zinn was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): CF Guy Zinn was assigned to the active roster.
Chicago (N): 2B Jimmie Savage was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): P Karl Adams was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): P Frank Miller was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): P Lefty Gervais was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): P Ernie Manning was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): P Ross Reynolds was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): P Pete Schmidt was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): Released P Ray Shook.
Chicago (N): P Bill Upham was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): P Zip Zabel was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): P Heinie Elder was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): SS John Beckwith was sent down from AAA Los Angeles Angels to A Wichita Falls Spudders.
Chicago (N): Released C Sam Brenegan.
Chicago (N): Released C Bill Warren.
Chicago (N): 2B Mike Herrera was sent down from AAA Los Angeles Angels to A Wichita Falls Spudders.
Chicago (N): Released DH Al Halt.
Chicago (N): Released DH Pat French.
Chicago (N): Released DH Archie Yelle.
Chicago (N): Released DH Bill Mccarthy.
Chicago (N): Released DH Del Wertz.
Chicago (N): Released DH Socks Seibold.
Chicago (N): Released DH Ed Miller.
Chicago (N): Released DH Dan Mcgarvey.
Chicago (N): Released DH Jim Mcgarr.
Chicago (N): Released DH Mike Loan.
Chicago (N): Released DH Artie Dede.
Chicago (N): Released DH Harry Damrau.
Chicago (N): Released DH Sam Covington.
Chicago (N): Released DH Skeeter Shelton.
Chicago (N): C Wally Snell was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): C Ernie Krueger was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): 1B Clarence Kraft was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): 2B Al Bergman was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): 3B Owen Conway was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): 1B Bunny Brief was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): 3B Mike Mcnally was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): LF Jim Kelly was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): RF Bill Zimmerman was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): RF Irv Porter was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): CF Pat Maloney was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): RF Tommy Griffith was promoted from A Wichita Falls Spudders to AA Reading Keystones.
Chicago (N): SS Red Shannon was sent down from the active roster to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): P Heinie Elder was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): P Heinie Elder was promoted from AAA Los Angeles Angels to the active roster.
Chicago (N): LF Jim Kelly was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): LF Jim Kelly was promoted from AAA Los Angeles Angels to the active roster.
Chicago (N): LF Ralph Mclaurin was sent down from the active roster to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
Chicago (N): 3B Mike Mcnally was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): 3B Mike Mcnally was promoted from AA Reading Keystones to the active roster.
Cleveland: CF Eddie Eayrs was sent down from the active roster to AAA Buffalo Bisons.
Cleveland: CF Oscar Charleston was promoted from to the active roster.
St. Louis (A): P Blaine Thomas was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): C Johnny Bassler was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): C Dick Cotter was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): C Earle Mack was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): C Fred Snodgrass was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): 1B Tex Jones was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): 2B Elwood Demoss was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): SS Eddie Foster was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): SS Phil Lewis was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): LF Joe Riggert was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): RF Charlie Conway was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): RF Delos Drake was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
St. Louis (A): RF Armando Marsans was assigned to AAA Evansville Aces.
Pittsburgh: SS Rabbit Maranville was sent down from the active roster to AAA Kingston Pirates.
Pittsburgh: 3B Heinie Groh was promoted from to the active roster.
Pittsburgh: P Snipe Conley was sent down from the active roster to AAA Kingston Pirates.
Sunday 4/9/1917 :
Boston (N) : Free agent George Suggs has been signed to a contract of $292,000 per year, for 1 years.
Chicago (A): Put P Curly Brown on the 15 Day DL.
Chicago (A): Put 2B Harry Spratt on the 60 Day DL.
Monday 4/17/1917 :
St. Louis (N): Put P George Mcquillan on the 15 Day DL.
Tuesday 4/25/1917 :
Pittsburgh: P Ambrose Puttmann was put on the 15-Day DL.
Pittsburgh: P Rip Vowinkel was promoted from to the active roster.
Sunday 4/30/1917 :
Boston (N): P George Suggs was put on the 40-man roster.
Boston (N): P George Suggs was assigned to the active roster.
Tuesday 5/2/1917 :
Chicago (N): P George Chalmers was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): 2B Jimmie Savage was promoted from to AAA Los Angeles Angels.
St. Louis (A): Designated LF Art Griggs for assignment.
St. Louis (A): Placed LF Art Griggs on waivers.
St. Louis (A): Designated P Bill Cooney for assignment.
St. Louis (A): Placed P Bill Cooney on irrevocable waivers.
Chicago (A): Designated P Spec Harkness for assignment.
Chicago (A): Placed P Spec Harkness on irrevocable waivers.
Washington: Put 3B Red Corriden on the 15 Day DL.
Wednesday 5/10/1917 :
Cleveland : Pep Clark has been signed to a contract extension, $1,080,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cleveland : Scotty Ingerton has been signed to a contract extension, $3,760,000 per year, for 4 years.
Cleveland: SS Bill Wambsganss was put on the 15-Day DL.
Cleveland: SS Buck Weaver was put on the 40-man roster.
Cleveland: SS Buck Weaver was promoted from AAA Buffalo Bisons to the active roster.
Pittsburgh : Christy Mathewson has been signed to a contract extension, $3,790,000 per year, for 3 years.
Pittsburgh : Rip Vowinkel has been signed to a contract extension, $600,000 per year, for 2 years.
Pittsburgh : Bill Gatewood has been signed to a contract extension, $2,100,000 per year, for 3 years.
Pittsburgh : Wally Smith has been signed to a contract extension, $1,300,000 per year, for 4 years.
Pittsburgh: 2B Dave Bancroft was put on the 15-Day DL.
Pittsburgh: SS Rabbit Maranville was promoted from AAA Kingston Pirates to the active roster.
Boston (A): Put P Boardwalk Brown on the 15 Day DL.
Cincinnati : Frank Baker has been signed to a contract extension, $14,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Thursday 5/18/1917 :
St. Louis (A): Released LF Art Griggs.
St. Louis (A): Released P Bill Cooney.
St. Louis (A): Put C Muddy Ruel on the 15 Day DL.
Tuesday 5/23/1917 :
Chicago (A): Released P Spec Harkness.
Friday 5/26/1917 :
Philadelphia (A): Put SS Ray Chapman on the 15 Day DL.
Saturday 6/10/1917 :
Cincinnati: Designated P Ed Kusel for assignment.
Cincinnati: Placed P Ed Kusel on irrevocable waivers.
Cleveland: SS Buck Weaver was sent down from the active roster to AAA Buffalo Bisons.
Cleveland: SS Bill Wambsganss was promoted from to the active roster.
Cleveland: 2B Dallas Bradshaw was sent down from AAA Buffalo Bisons to AA Canton-Akron Indians.
Cleveland: SS Chuck Ward was sent down from AAA Buffalo Bisons to AA Canton-Akron Indians.
Cleveland: 1B Charlie Bold was sent down from AA Canton-Akron Indians to A Youngstown Penguins.
Cleveland: 3B Zinn Beck was sent down from AA Canton-Akron Indians to A Youngstown Penguins.
Cleveland : Rube Geyer has been signed to a contract extension, $500,000 per year, for 2 years.
Cleveland : Pug Cavet has been signed to a contract extension, $2,780,000 per year, for 5 years.
Chicago (N) : Jesse Baker has been signed to a contract extension, $600,000 per year, for 5 years.
Chicago (N) : Roy Beecher has been signed to a contract extension, $1,060,000 per year, for 2 years.
Chicago (N) : Tom Downey has been signed to a contract extension, $570,000 per year, for 2 years.
Chicago (N) : Sam Bennett has been signed to a contract extension, $5,230,000 per year, for 5 years.
Chicago (N): P Jesse Baker was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): P George Chalmers was promoted from to the active roster.
Pittsburgh: P Ambrose Puttmann was promoted from to the active roster.
Monday 6/26/1917 :
Washington: Put P Sherry Smith on the 15 Day DL.
Washington : Dick Redding has been signed to a contract extension, $6,000,000 per year, for 5 years.
Saturday 7/1/1917 :
Cincinnati: Released P Ed Kusel.
Tuesday 7/4/1917 :
Detroit: Put C Gus Fisher on the 15 Day DL.
New York (N): Released 1B Tom Richardson.
New York (N): Released 3B Jack Smith.
New York (N): Put P Fred Anderson on the 15 Day DL.
Wednesday 7/12/1917 :
Cleveland: P Pug Cavet was put on the 15-Day DL.
New York (A): Designated P Tex Pruiett for assignment.
New York (A): Placed P Tex Pruiett on irrevocable waivers.
Thursday 7/20/1917 :
Cleveland: P Ray Caldwell was put on the 15-Day DL.
Cleveland: P Rube Foster was promoted from AAA Buffalo Bisons to the active roster.
Pittsburgh: 3B Heinie Groh was put on the 15-Day DL.
Pittsburgh: Placed 1B Bill Mckechnie on irrevocable waivers.
Pittsburgh: 1B Bill Mckechnie was promoted from AAA Kingston Pirates to the active roster.
St. Louis (N): Put SS Bill Stumpf on the 15 Day DL.
Wednesday 8/2/1917 :
New York (A): Released P Tex Pruiett.
Friday 8/4/1917 :
Detroit: Put 1B Hugh Bradley on the 15 Day DL.
Boston (A): Put C Ed Sweeney on the 15 Day DL.
Boston (A): Put 2B Bill Cunningham on the 15 Day DL.
Boston (N): Put P George Suggs on the 15 Day DL.
Philadelphia (N): Put P Happy Finneran on the 15 Day DL.
Sunday 8/20/1917 :
Boston (A): Put P Reb Russell on the 15 Day DL.
Brooklyn: Released C Lou Nagelsen.
Tuesday 9/12/1917 :
Cleveland: P Charlie Becker was put on the 15-Day DL.
Cleveland: P Pug Cavet was promoted from to the active roster.
Cleveland: P Ray Caldwell was promoted from to the active roster.
Pittsburgh: 3B Heinie Groh was promoted from to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Jesse Baker was promoted from to the active roster.
Chicago (N): P Jim Scott was put on the 15-Day DL.
Chicago (N): P Speed Martin was put on the 40-man roster.
Chicago (N): P Speed Martin was promoted from AAA Los Angeles Angels to the active roster.
Wednesday 9/20/1917 :
St. Louis (N) : Larry Cheney has been signed to a contract extension, $410,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Russ Ford has been signed to a contract extension, $5,000,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Hugh Bradley has been signed to a contract extension, $3,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Detroit : Ed Lennox has been signed to a contract extension, $1,530,000 per year, for 2 years.
Detroit : Bobby Veach has been signed to a contract extension, $3,300,000 per year, for 3 years.
Detroit : Wally Rehg has been signed to a contract extension, $3,500,000 per year, for 3 years.
Detroit : George Ferguson has been signed to a contract extension, $5,000,000 per year, for 2 years.

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