MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MAJOR TRANSACTIONS
10/14/1939
 
Saturday, October 14th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: Signed Ray Sanders to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $6,530.
Washington Senators: Signed 1st round draft pick Russ Christopher for a signing bonus of $20,750 and a 3-year major league contract worth a total of $18,912.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Signed Danny Doyle to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,150.
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed Jim R Devlin to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,000.
Friday, October 13th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: Signed Jimmy Grant to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,140.
Thursday, October 12th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: Signed Charles Glock to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,405.
Boston Braves: Signed Bill A Kennedy to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,540.
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed Ray Coleman to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $20,000.
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed Spec Shea to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $7,000.
Cleveland Indians: Signed Manager Jimmy Hamilton to a 3-year contract extension.
Wednesday, October 11th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: Signed Ray Perry to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $5,180.
New York Yankees: Signed Joe Orengo to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,430.
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed Thomas Bankston to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $6,730.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Signed John Dwyer to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,930.
Tuesday, October 10th, 1939
New York Yankees: Signed Butch Nieman to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $4,740.
New York Yankees: Signed Jim Acton to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,760.
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed Bob Brady to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $4,730.
Monday, October 9th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed Allen Lawrence to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,330.
Boston Braves: Signed Babe Martin to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,500.
St. Louis Cardinals: Released LF Cecil Dunn.
Sunday, October 8th, 1939
Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent RP Benny Frey to a 3-year contract worth a total of $22,600.
Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent RP Waite Hoyt to a 2-year contract worth a total of $21,999.
New York Yankees: Signed Phil Masi to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $23,420.
Saturday, October 7th, 1939
New York Yankees: Signed Soup Campbell to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $6,130.
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed Joe Dobson to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $47,300.
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed Lester Burge to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $10,980.
Kansas City Blues: Signed Roy Broome to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,570.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed Chuck Connors to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $7,500.
Friday, October 6th, 1939
Milwaukee Brewers: Placed SP Eddie Stutz on the 60-day injured list.
New York Giants: Released RP Bob Logan.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed Bench Coach Mutt Wilson to a 3-year contract extension.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed Pitching Coach Spencer Heath to a 2-year contract extension.
Thursday, October 5th, 1939
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed RP Ralph Winegarner to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $6,200.
Cleveland Indians: Signed Carden Gillenwater to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $6,450.
Detroit Tigers: Signed Joe Page to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,020.
Wednesday, October 4th, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Signed Freddie Barocco to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $6,520.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Signed George Kleine to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,335.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed Frank Marino to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $4,770.
Monday, October 2nd, 1939
Cleveland Indians: Signed Craft Akard to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,362.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed Neb Wilson to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $7,090.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed Dave Philley to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $15,920.
New York Yankees: Placed 1B Sam Leslie on the active roster.
New York Yankees: Activated 1B Sam Leslie from the injured list.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed SP Andy Porter on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated SP Andy Porter from the injured list.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed SP Oral Hildebrand on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated SP Oral Hildebrand from the injured list.
Saturday, September 30th, 1939
Baltimore Orioles: Signed Austin Knickerbocker to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $5,055.
Detroit Tigers: Signed Ben Wade to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,520.
Kansas City Blues: Signed William Holtz to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,935.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Signed Pete Castiglione to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,250.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed Bud Heslet to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,720.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed Arthur Hardee to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,070.
Friday, September 29th, 1939
Cleveland Indians: Signed Ed Sauer to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,240.
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed Robert Peterson to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,860.
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed Frank Shone to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,260.
Thursday, September 28th, 1939
Cleveland Indians: Signed Buddy Rosar to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $23,265.
Detroit Tigers: Signed Ed Wright to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,850.
Wednesday, September 27th, 1939
Boston Braves: Signed Snuffy Stirnweiss to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $11,000.
Tuesday, September 26th, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Signed Eldon Muratore to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,100.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed Maurice Van Robays to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $5,000.
Monday, September 25th, 1939
Boston Braves: Placed CF Johnny Wyrostek on the 60-day injured list.
Kansas City Blues: Placed SP Ira Smith on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/20/1939.
Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RP Roy Chesterfield on the 60-day injured list.
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed Pitching Coach Lefty Russell to a 2-year contract extension.
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed Manager Walter Holke to a 3-year contract extension.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed RP Pretzel Pezzullo on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/11/1939.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RF Dusty Cooke on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated RF Dusty Cooke from the injured list.
Sunday, September 24th, 1939
New York Giants: Signed Harry Potts to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,255.
Saturday, September 23rd, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Signed Connie Ryan to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $5,010.
Buffalo Bisons: Signed Herb Woodten to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $4,210.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed George Jenkins to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,125.
Friday, September 22nd, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Signed Willard Marshall to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $38,000.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Signed Gene Woodling to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $53,000.
New York Giants: Signed 1st round draft pick Larry Jansen for a signing bonus of $11,390 and a 3-year major league contract worth a total of $18,912.
New York Giants: Signed Ray Murray to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,065.
Wednesday, September 20th, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Signed Sal Recca to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,700.
Tuesday, September 19th, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Signed Hank Wyse to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $15,575.
St. Louis Browns: Signed Wally Westlake to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $10,936.
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed Tommy O'Brien to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,290.
Buffalo Bisons: Signed Mike Portner to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,385.
Monday, September 18th, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Placed SP Vance Mauney on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/17/1939.
Kansas City Blues: Placed CL Walter Kaeding on the active roster.
Kansas City Blues: Activated CL Walter Kaeding from the 60-day injured list.
New York Giants: Placed RP Tom Richardson on the 60-day injured list.
Friday, September 15th, 1939
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed LF Wally Moses to a 3-year contract extension worth a total of $36,950.
Wednesday, September 13th, 1939
Chicago White Sox: Signed bench coach Jack Onslow to a 2-year, $1,862 per year contract.
Monday, September 11th, 1939
Chicago White Sox: Activated 1B Charley Baron from the injured list.
Philadelphia Phillies: SS Stanley Klores was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: RF David Dannaher was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: CF Tony Criscola was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: LF Johnny Rizzo was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Browns: Placed SS Eddie Joost on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/05/1939.
Friday, September 8th, 1939
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed CL T. Davis to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $10,000.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed SP George Granger to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $32,000.
Monday, September 4th, 1939
New York Yankees: Placed 1B Sam Leslie on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 08/15/1939.
Sunday, September 3rd, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Signed 3B Woody English to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $42,000.
Monday, August 28th, 1939
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RP Ralph Winegarner on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated RP Ralph Winegarner from the injured list.
Monday, August 21st, 1939
Detroit Tigers: Signed Assistant GM Bucky Harris to a 3-year contract extension.
Detroit Tigers: Signed Pitching Coach Tad Quinn to a 2-year contract extension.
Monday, August 14th, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Activated 3B Buddy Lewis from the injured list.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RP Ralph Winegarner on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 08/05/1939.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed SP Tommy de la Cruz on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 08/05/1939.
Tuesday, August 8th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: RP Jumbo Brown was designated for assignment and placed on waivers (from active).
Friday, August 4th, 1939
New York Giants: Signed SP Hugh Casey to a 3-year contract extension worth a total of $42,000.
Monday, July 31st, 1939
The Baltimore Orioles traded 19-year-old minor league starting pitcher Tommy Hughes to the New York Yankees, getting 30-year-old starting pitcher Lefty Gomez, retaining 100% in return.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Lefty Gomez on the active roster.
New York Yankees: Released SS Johnny Hudson.
St. Louis Browns: Placed 3B Buddy Lewis on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 07/30/1939.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed SP Oral Hildebrand on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 07/29/1939.
Sunday, July 30th, 1939
New York Giants: Signed SP Nels Potter to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $29,000.
Saturday, July 29th, 1939
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed SP Jim Lyons to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $31,100.
Sunday, July 23rd, 1939
New York Giants: Signed RF Mel Ott to a 3-year contract extension worth a total of $120,000.
Thursday, July 20th, 1939
New York Giants: Signed SP Carl Hubbell to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $68,000.
Monday, July 17th, 1939
New York Yankees: Placed RP Lester Wirkkala on the 60-day injured list.
New York Yankees: Placed CF Lazaro Salazar on the active roster.
New York Yankees: Activated CF Lazaro Salazar from the injured list.
Friday, July 14th, 1939
New York Giants: Signed 3B Pinky Higgins to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $34,000.
Monday, July 10th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Claimed RF Evar Swanson off waivers from Philadelphia.
New York Giants: Signed Manager John J McGraw to a 3-year contract extension.
New York Giants: Signed Pitching Coach Joe Willis to a 2-year contract extension.
New York Giants: Signed Team Trainer William Schaeffer to a 3-year contract extension.
Philadelphia Phillies: Sent SP Kirby Higbe to Triple A Reading for injury rehab.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed Team Trainer Doc Ebling to a 3-year contract extension.
Detroit Tigers: RP Clay Bryant was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Tuesday, July 4th, 1939
Detroit Tigers: Signed C Josh Gibson to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $70,000.
Monday, July 3rd, 1939
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed Manager Cliff Markle to a 3-year contract extension.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RP Ralph Winegarner on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated RP Ralph Winegarner from the injured list.
Thursday, June 29th, 1939
Detroit Tigers: Signed 1B Lou Gehrig to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $78,000.
Tuesday, June 27th, 1939
Detroit Tigers: Signed CF Dick Siebert to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $32,000.
Monday, June 26th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: Signed 1B Ripper Collins to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $26,000.
The Philadelphia Phillies traded 26-year-old minor league reliever Jake Bunch and 24-year-old minor league reliever Joe Sparks to the Chicago Cubs, getting 25-year-old right fielder Jimmy Wasdell, retaining 100% in return.
Cleveland Indians: RP Waite Hoyt was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cleveland Indians: SP George Hockette was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: Released former Rule 5 draft pickSP Fritz Ostermueller, returned to original Organization Boston Braves.
Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RF Jimmy Wasdell on the active roster.
St. Louis Browns: SP Bob Weiland was designated for assignment and placed on waivers (from active).
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed SP Andy Porter on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/17/1939.
Friday, June 23rd, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Placed SS Travis Jackson on the 60-day injured list.
Monday, June 19th, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Placed CL Walter Kaeding on the 60-day injured list.
Pittsburgh Pirates: CF George Selkirk was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Pittsburgh Pirates: 3B Johnny Keane was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Monday, June 12th, 1939
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RF Dusty Cooke on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/06/1939.
Cincinnati Reds: Placed RP Norman Wagner on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/27/1939.
Monday, June 5th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: SP Bill Dietrich was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed 1B Martin Dihigo on the active roster.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Activated 1B Martin Dihigo from the injured list.
Philadelphia Phillies: Placed LF Evar Swanson on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: SP Bump Hadley was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RP Ralph Winegarner on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/29/1939.
Monday, May 29th, 1939
Philadelphia Phillies: LF Evar Swanson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: Released former Rule 5 draft pickSP Elbert Padgett, returned to original Organization Cincinnati Reds.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RF Dusty Cooke on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated RF Dusty Cooke from the injured list.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed 1B Larry Donovan on the active roster.
St. Louis Cardinals: Activated 1B Larry Donovan from the injured list.
Wednesday, May 24th, 1939
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed bench coach Nick Altrock to a 2-year, $2,566 per year contract.
Monday, May 22nd, 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed 1B Martin Dihigo on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/17/1939.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Fired manager Fritz Maisel.
Wednesday, May 17th, 1939
New York Yankees: Signed general manager William Glover to a 3-year, $982 per year contract.
Monday, May 15th, 1939
New York Yankees: Placed CF Lazaro Salazar on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/20/1939.
New York Yankees: Placed SP Earl Whitehill on the active roster.
New York Yankees: Activated SP Earl Whitehill from the injured list.
New York Yankees: Signed Manager Jimmy E Cooney to a 3-year contract extension.
Monday, May 8th, 1939
Boston Braves: RP Les Tietje was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Monday, May 1st, 1939
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed Pitching Coach Lefty Leifield to a 2-year contract extension.
Tuesday, April 18th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: RP Howard Smith was designated for assignment and placed on waivers (from active).
Monday, April 17th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Claimed RP Max Butcher off waivers from Kansas City.
Thursday, April 13th, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Signed free agent CF Pete Fox to a 2-year contract worth a total of $38,420.
Washington Senators: Placed SP Harold Ginn on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/11/1938.
Washington Senators: SP Bill Zuber was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Washington Senators: SS Larry Kinzer was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Washington Senators: SS Heinie Heltzel was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Washington Senators: 3B Freemont Phillips was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Chicago White Sox: Placed 1B Charley Baron on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/20/1939.
Chicago White Sox: RP Johnny Reder was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Chicago White Sox: 1B Jimmy Shevlin was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Chicago White Sox: RP Paige Dennis was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
New York Yankees: Placed SP Sam Gibson on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 10/01/1938.
New York Yankees: Placed SP Earl Whitehill on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/13/1939.
New York Yankees: Placed CL Lester Wirkkala on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/16/1939.
Buffalo Bisons: SP Ray Brown was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Buffalo Bisons: RP Mike Salinsen was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Buffalo Bisons: RP Joe Bowman was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Buffalo Bisons: SP Prince Oana was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Wednesday, April 12th, 1939
Boston Braves: Claimed 1B Jack Bolling off waivers from Philadelphia.
Monday, April 10th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: SS Hal Sueme was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Boston Braves: RP Les Tietje was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Boston Braves: Placed RP Les Tietje on the active roster.
Kansas City Blues: Released SP Frank Gabler.
Kansas City Blues: SP Max Butcher was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Kansas City Blues: 1B Thomas Adams was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Milwaukee Brewers: Placed SP Wally Hebert on irrevocable waivers.
New York Giants: CF Mike Hunt was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Browns: Designated RP Charles Bauer for assignment.
St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RF Dusty Cooke on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/05/1939.
St. Louis Cardinals: RP Melvin Powell was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Cardinals: SP Jimmy Densmore was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Saturday, April 8th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Activated RP Emil Moscowitz from the injured list.
Friday, April 7th, 1939
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed C Spud Davis to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $40,000.
Thursday, April 6th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: SS Dan McGee was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Philadelphia Athletics: 1B Jack Bolling was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Philadelphia Athletics: RP Elden Auker was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Monday, April 3rd, 1939
Philadelphia Phillies: Released former Rule 5 draft pickRF Mario Farotto, returned to original Organization Milwaukee Brewers.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed RP Irv Stein on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Activated RP Irv Stein from the injured list.
Detroit Tigers: RP Steve Larkin was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Monday, March 27th, 1939
Chicago Cubs: Released 1B Earl Nelson.
Chicago Cubs: Released C Johnny Peacock.
Milwaukee Brewers: Designated SS Calvin Chapman for assignment.
Milwaukee Brewers: Placed SP Wally Hebert on irrevocable waivers.
Philadelphia Phillies: Transferred SP Kirby Higbe to the 60-day IL.
Philadelphia Phillies: Released former Rule 5 draft pick2B Jimmy Bloodworth, returned to original Organization Brooklyn Dodgers.
Philadelphia Phillies: Released former Rule 5 draft pickLF Dee Miles, returned to original Organization St. Louis Browns.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed RP Irv Stein on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/16/1939.
Detroit Tigers: CL L. Winstead was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Sunday, March 26th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Placed RP Emil Moscowitz on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/25/1939.
Friday, March 24th, 1939
Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent LF Babe Ruth to a 1-year contract worth a total of $11,000.
Boston Braves: Signed free agent C William Outen to a 2-year contract worth a total of $16,800.
Monday, March 20th, 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed RP Dick Barrett on the 60-day injured list.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed SS Johnny Watson on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/14/1939.
Brooklyn Dodgers: C Cy Perkins was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Milwaukee Brewers: Placed SS Calvin Chapman on irrevocable waivers.
Monday, March 13th, 1939
St. Louis Browns: Signed Bench Coach Ernie Lush to a 3-year contract extension.
Saturday, March 11th, 1939
Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent 1B Ripper Collins to a 1-year contract worth a total of $9,200.
St. Louis Cardinals: Signed free agent RP Jimmy Pattison to a 1-year contract worth a total of $6,000.
Thursday, March 9th, 1939
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Hugh Mulcahy on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Activated SP Hugh Mulcahy from the 60-day injured list.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed CF Wally Berger on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed LF John Stone on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SS Dib Williams on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SS Billy Rogell on the active roster.
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Hugh Mulcahy on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 07/26/1938.
Cleveland Indians: Placed RP Waite Hoyt on the active roster.
New York Giants: SP Harry Kimberlin was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Browns: Signed Team Trainer Harvey Layell to a 3-year contract extension.
Detroit Tigers: Placed C Rick Ferrell on the active roster.
Tuesday, March 7th, 1939
Detroit Tigers: Signed free agent C Rick Ferrell to a 2-year contract worth a total of $19,000.
Cleveland Indians: Signed free agent RP Waite Hoyt to a 1-year contract worth a total of $10,000.
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SS Billy Rogell to a 2-year contract worth a total of $30,000.
Saturday, March 4th, 1939
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent CF Wally Berger to a 2-year contract worth a total of $30,000.
St. Louis Browns: Signed free agent SP Bud Teachout to a 1-year contract worth a total of $8,000.
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SS Dib Williams to a 2-year contract worth a total of $15,700.
Buffalo Bisons: Signed free agent RP Joe Bowman to a 2-year contract worth a total of $12,000.
Buffalo Bisons: Signed free agent SP James Wallace to a 2-year contract worth a total of $14,000.
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed 3B Chet Laabs to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $19,950.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed bench coach Jack Warhop to a 3-year, $426 per year contract.
Friday, March 3rd, 1939
New York Yankees: Signed C Bill Dickey to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $64,000.
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent LF John Stone to a 2-year contract worth a total of $30,500.
Boston Braves: Signed free agent SP Dutch Lieber to a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,500.
Milwaukee Brewers: Signed 1B Rudy York to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $28,000.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed hitting coach John Black to a 3-year, $1,416 per year contract.
Monday, February 6th, 1939
Washington Senators: Placed 1B Johnny Mize on the active roster.
Washington Senators: Activated SP Harold Ginn from the 60-day injured list.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed 1B Lonny Frey on the active roster.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Activated 1B Lonny Frey from the injured list.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed C Ernie Lombardi on the active roster.
Cleveland Indians: Placed SP Robert Porter on the active roster.
Cleveland Indians: Activated SP Robert Porter from the 60-day injured list.
Thursday, February 2nd, 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers: Signed free agent C Ernie Lombardi to a 3-year contract worth a total of $56,000.
Tuesday, January 31st, 1939
Washington Senators: Signed free agent 1B Johnny Mize to a 3-year contract worth a total of $275,740.
Monday, January 30th, 1939
Baltimore Orioles: Placed SP Johnny Welch on the active roster.
Chicago Cubs: Placed C Tom Angley on the active roster.
Chicago Cubs: Placed SP Ray Prim on the active roster.
Cincinnati Reds: Placed CF Dixie Walker on the active roster.
Thursday, January 26th, 1939
Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SP Johnny Welch to a 2-year contract worth a total of $6,304.
Saturday, January 21st, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed hitting coach John B Kelly to a 2-year, $318 per year contract.
Friday, January 20th, 1939
Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent SP Ray Prim to a 1-year contract worth a total of $6,500.
Thursday, January 19th, 1939
Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent C Tom Angley to a 2-year contract worth a total of $21,000.
Cincinnati Reds: Signed free agent CF Dixie Walker to a 2-year contract worth a total of $33,000.
Wednesday, January 18th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed team doctor Mike Martin to a 3-year, $2,610 per year contract.
Tuesday, January 17th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed general manager Paddy Driscoll to a 2-year, $1,284 per year contract.
Monday, January 16th, 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers: Fired Pitching coach Bud Culloton.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Fired hitting coach John Black.
Cincinnati Reds: Placed 2B Billy Myers on the active roster.
Chicago Cubs: Placed SP Jack Knott on the active roster.
Saturday, January 14th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed pitching coach Cy Ferry to a 1-year, $684 per year contract.
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed bench coach Jean Dubuc to a 3-year, $1,476 per year contract.
Friday, January 13th, 1939
Cincinnati Reds: Signed free agent 2B Billy Myers to a 2-year contract worth a total of $24,000.
Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent SP Jack Knott to a 1-year contract worth a total of $12,000.
Tuesday, January 10th, 1939
Kansas City Blues: Signed SS Morrie Arnovich to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $45,000.
Monday, January 9th, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Signed manager Jim R Sullivan to a 2-year, $4,304 per year contract.
Friday, January 6th, 1939
Philadelphia Phillies: Signed SS Dick Bartell to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $42,000.
Kansas City Blues: Signed SP Ira Smith to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $9,000.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed CF Otto Denning to a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $36,000.
Kansas City Blues: Signed CF Nino Bongiovanni to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $7,000.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 1939
Philadelphia Athletics: Activated SP Emil Moscowitz from the injured list.
Monday, January 2nd, 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed SP Wes Ferrell on the active roster.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Placed 3B Bill Brubaker on the active roster.
Milwaukee Brewers: Placed SP Gil Torres on the active roster.
Milwaukee Brewers: Activated SP Gil Torres from the 60-day injured list.
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