FEDERALLY ALIGNED BASEBALL LEAGUES
MAJOR TRANSACTIONS
05/18/1931
 
Sunday, May 10th, 1931
Philadelphia Sailors: Claimed 1B Ron McDougle off waivers from Cleveland.
Chicago Cougars: Claimed SS Jack Rogers off waivers from Cleveland.
Brooklyn Kings: Claimed RP Johnny Davis off waivers from Philadelphia.
Cleveland Foresters: Claimed SP Curt Bean off waivers from Philadelphia.
Monday, May 4th, 1931
Baltimore Cannons: CF Don Jones was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Brooklyn Kings: SP Tod Cooley was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Brooklyn Kings: Placed RP Karl Clasby on the active roster.
Chicago Cougars: Placed SS Russ Combs on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/02/1931.
Detroit Dynamos: Placed SP Mel Strom on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/30/1931.
New York Gothams: Placed SS Ollie Clark on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/28/1931.
Pittsburgh Miners: Placed SS Pete Asher on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/01/1931.
Pittsburgh Miners: SP Ernie Henderson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: Placed SS Ray Russell on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/28/1931.
Toronto Wolves: Activated LF Howie Davidson from the injured list.
Monday, April 27th, 1931
Philadelphia Sailors: Claimed SP Curt Bean off waivers from Detroit.
Philadelphia Sailors: Claimed RP Cotton Taylor off waivers from Detroit.
Baltimore Cannons: Placed RF Abel Man on the active roster.
Baltimore Cannons: Activated RF Abel Man from the injured list.
Chicago Chiefs: Placed SP Bill Kelly on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/22/1931.
Chicago Cougars: Placed SP Tommy Russel on the 60-day injured list.
Cleveland Foresters: 1B Ron McDougle was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cleveland Foresters: SS Jack Rogers was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cleveland Foresters: RP Jack Gunderson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cleveland Foresters: Placed SP Ray Powell on the active roster.
Cleveland Foresters: Placed SP Allen Purvis on the active roster.
Detroit Dynamos: SP Bob Paxton was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Montreal Saints: Placed 3B Roger Landry on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/25/1931.
New York Stars: Placed LF Art Panko on the active roster.
Philadelphia Sailors: SP Johnny Davis was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: Placed RP Cotton Taylor on the active roster.
Sunday, April 26th, 1931
Cleveland Foresters: Claimed SP Allen Purvis off waivers from New York.
Cleveland Foresters: Claimed SP Ray Powell off waivers from Chicago.
New York Stars: Claimed LF Art Panko off waivers from Chicago.
Brooklyn Kings: Claimed RP Karl Clasby off waivers from Chicago.
Chicago Cougars: Claimed 3B Joe Miller off waivers from Philadelphia.
Monday, April 20th, 1931
Baltimore Cannons: Placed LF Ace Adlon on the active roster.
Baltimore Cannons: Activated LF Ace Adlon from the injured list.
Chicago Chiefs: Placed SP Ruben Reyes on the 60-day injured list.
New York Stars: Placed 2B Pete Layton on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/15/1931.
Philadelphia Sailors: CF Earl Lambert was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Toronto Wolves: Activated SP Frank Howk from the injured list.
Thursday, April 16th, 1931
Philadelphia Keystones: Signed hitting coach Chris Amrine to a 2-year, $986 per year contract.
Tuesday, April 14th, 1931
Baltimore Cannons: RF Sandy Lovelle was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Baltimore Cannons: SP Oscar Jefferson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Baltimore Cannons: 1B Doc Woods was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Baltimore Cannons: Released 2B Andy Lazzari.
Baltimore Cannons: SP Paul Reed was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: Released RP Al Colby.(Career-ending injury)
Detroit Dynamos: Activated 3B Frank Vance from the injured list.
Detroit Dynamos: SP Reeve Kirby was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: SP Curt Bean was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: 3B Paul Gould was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: RF Alex Garfield was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: LF Cy Lynch was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: SP Rod Kratz was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Detroit Dynamos: RP Cotton Taylor was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Pittsburgh Miners: RF Eddie Wilson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Pittsburgh Miners: Placed CF Jim Renfroe on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Miners: Activated CF Jim Renfroe from the injured list.
Monday, April 13th, 1931
The St. Louis Pioneers traded 34-year-old third baseman Roger Landry to the Montreal Saints, getting 22-year-old minor league center fielder Max Long and 20-year-old minor league catcher Arnold Maxwell in return.
Boston Minutemen: Placed SP Bugs Donna on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/30/1931.
Boston Minutemen: Placed SP Joe Dorsainvil on the active roster.
Boston Minutemen: Activated SP Joe Dorsainvil from the injured list.
Boston Minutemen: Sent SP Gerald Samuelsson to Triple A Columbus for injury rehab.
Chicago Chiefs: SP Cal Williams was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Chiefs: SP Claude Alexander was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Chiefs: RF Bill Michael was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: SP Ray Powell was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: RP Karl Clasby was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: C Al Wilder was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: C Slick Hostetter was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: 1B Bobby Davis was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: 1B Roy Evans was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: 1B Bill Miller was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: 3B Ben Hathaway was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: SS Cal Blackshear was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: SS Gary Sanders was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: CF Hi Lawson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: CF Joe Davis was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Chicago Cougars: Released former Rule 5 draft pickLF Bennie Rendon, returned to original Organization Toronto Wolves.
Chicago Cougars: LF Art Panko was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Montreal Saints: Placed SS Roger Landry on the active roster.
Montreal Saints: SP Jack Barnet was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Montreal Saints: Released RF Felix Bradfield.
New York Stars: Placed SP Moxie Nelson on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/07/1931.
Philadelphia Keystones: 3B Turkey Powell was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: Placed 3B Turkey Powell on the active roster.
Philadelphia Sailors: RP Dan Waldman was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: Placed 2B Jake Allen on the active roster.
Philadelphia Sailors: RP Buck Blood was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: CL Del Larsh was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: 3B Rocky Edwards was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: 1B Ron Ashley was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: LF Wes Baldwin was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: CF Pat Smith was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: 3B Joe Miller was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: RF Johnny Rabago was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: SP Ron Searfoss was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: SP Pete Mathews was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: RP Guy Richardson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: RP Clint Harris was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: 2B Ray Navarro was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: 3B Mike Tucker was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: SS Les Krentz was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Pittsburgh Miners: SS Art Wells was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Washington Eagles: Placed SP Archie Dickey on the 60-day injured list.
Washington Eagles: Placed SP Johnny Gould on the 60-day injured list.
Washington Eagles: Activated 2B Jack Winston from the injured list.
Washington Eagles: Sent 2B Jack Winston to Triple A Kansas City for injury rehab.
Washington Eagles: 2B Roy Carpenter was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Sunday, April 12th, 1931
Philadelphia Sailors: Claimed 2B Jake Allen off waivers from Montreal.
Tuesday, April 7th, 1931
Brooklyn Kings: Signed Manager Wally Grant to a 1-year contract extension.
Monday, April 6th, 1931
Baltimore Cannons: Placed LF Ace Adlon on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/03/1931.
Baltimore Cannons: Placed RF Abel Man on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/02/1931.
Brooklyn Kings: Signed Assistant GM Jim Golden to a 4-year contract extension.
Brooklyn Kings: Signed Bench Coach Hugh Luckey to a 2-year contract extension.
Brooklyn Kings: Signed Hitting Coach Monroe Johnson to a 2-year contract extension.
Brooklyn Kings: Signed Team Trainer Tom Seale to a 5-year contract extension.
Brooklyn Kings: Placed SS Arnold Bower on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/30/1931.
Philadelphia Keystones: Placed LF Phil Sandman on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/02/1931.
Philadelphia Keystones: 1B Red Byrnes was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: RP Hank Raines was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: Placed SP Bennie Conover on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/03/1931.
St. Louis Pioneers: Released former Rule 5 draft pickLF Don Rackers, returned to original Organization Philadelphia Keystones.
Toronto Wolves: Placed SP Frank Howk on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/03/1931.
Toronto Wolves: Placed LF Howie Davidson on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 04/01/1931.
Toronto Wolves: SP Henry Fischer was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Toronto Wolves: 2B Foster Whipple was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Toronto Wolves: SS Jim Adams was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
Monday, March 30th, 1931
Chicago Chiefs: Placed RP Clyde Lincoln on the 60-day injured list.
New York Gothams: C Wes Hall was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
New York Gothams: LF Johnny Branson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
New York Gothams: LF Jake Wulf was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Pittsburgh Miners: Placed SS Art Wells on irrevocable waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: Placed RF Ken Adams on the 60-day injured list.
Philadelphia Keystones: Placed 2B Cy Cox on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/25/1931.
Philadelphia Keystones: SS Tommy Chandler was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Monday, March 23rd, 1931
Boston Minutemen: Placed SP Joe Dorsainvil on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/22/1931.
Philadelphia Sailors: Placed SP Herm Lowman on the active roster.
Tuesday, March 17th, 1931
Baltimore Cannons: Placed SP Dutch Leverett on the active roster.
Baltimore Cannons: Activated SP Dutch Leverett from the 60-day injured list.
Boston Minutemen: Placed SP Wilbur Laramee on the 60-day injured list.
Chicago Cougars: RF Johnny Johnson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: Placed SP Ed Baker on the active roster.
Philadelphia Keystones: Activated SP Ed Baker from the injured list.
Philadelphia Keystones: Placed RF Jack Cornelison on the active roster.
Philadelphia Keystones: Activated RF Jack Cornelison from the injured list.
Sunday, March 15th, 1931
Chicago Cougars: Placed CF Mickey Crawford on the active roster.
Sunday, March 1st, 1931
Chicago Cougars: Claimed CF Mickey Crawford off waivers from Cleveland.
Monday, February 23rd, 1931
The Chicago Cougars traded 25-year-old catcher Jim Stevens, 24-year-old third baseman Mack Deal and 25-year-old center fielder George Jordan to the Philadelphia Sailors, getting 25-year-old right fielder Tom Taylor in return.
Cleveland Foresters: RF Bill Grunwald was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cleveland Foresters: Placed SS Jack Rogers on the active roster.
Detroit Dynamos: Placed 3B Frank Vance on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/26/1930.
Pittsburgh Miners: RF Bob Burgess was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Pittsburgh Miners: Placed SP John Beruba on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Miners: Activated SP John Beruba from the injured list.
Pittsburgh Miners: Placed SP Dick Reynolds on the active roster.
Pittsburgh Miners: Activated SP Dick Reynolds from the injured list.
Pittsburgh Miners: RF Milo Nelson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Washington Eagles: Placed 2B Jack Winston on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/27/1930.
Sunday, February 22nd, 1931
Philadelphia Sailors: Signed free agent 1B Ron Ashley to a 1-year contract worth a total of $2,900.
Cleveland Foresters: Claimed SS Jack Rogers off waivers from St. Louis.
Monday, February 16th, 1931
Brooklyn Kings: Placed SP Jim Langley on the active roster.
Brooklyn Kings: Activated SP Jim Langley from the 60-day injured list.
Cleveland Foresters: CF Mickey Crawford was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Cleveland Foresters: Placed SS Erv Smith on the active roster.
Cleveland Foresters: Activated SS Erv Smith from the 60-day injured list.
Detroit Dynamos: Released RF Juan Rivera.
Detroit Dynamos: Placed SP Milt Nelson on the active roster.
Detroit Dynamos: Released SP Toby Runlon.
Detroit Dynamos: Placed RP Cotton Taylor on the active roster.
Philadelphia Keystones: SP Rube Frazier was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: 3B Paul Smith was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: Placed SS Ed Grubb on the active roster.
Sunday, February 15th, 1931
Philadelphia Sailors: Fired bench coach Ken Voytko.
Philadelphia Sailors: Signed bench coach Bill Libby to a 3-year, $1,098 per year contract.
New York Stars: Fired scouting director Chuck Fennell.
New York Stars: Signed scouting director Karl Smith to a 5-year, $2,354 per year contract.
Monday, February 9th, 1931
Baltimore Cannons: 2B Andy Lazzari was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Baltimore Cannons: RF Sandy Lovelle was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Baltimore Cannons: SP Oscar Jefferson was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Baltimore Cannons: C Ernie Sprenkle was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Brooklyn Kings: Placed RP Lew Loiselle on the active roster.
Brooklyn Kings: RF Bernie Carter was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Montreal Saints: Placed LF Carlos Cano on the active roster.
St. Louis Pioneers: Placed 3B Fred Miller on the active roster.
St. Louis Pioneers: SS Jack Rogers was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: LF Jim Parks was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: SS Ivy Price was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: Placed CF Benny Rice on the active roster.
St. Louis Pioneers: Activated CF Benny Rice from the 60-day injured list.
St. Louis Pioneers: CF Benny Rice was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: Placed 2B Jim Quick on the active roster.
St. Louis Pioneers: Activated 2B Jim Quick from the 60-day injured list.
The Boston Minutemen traded 25-year-old minor league starting pitcher Walter Slattery to the Fort Worth Cattlemen, getting 20-year-old minor league starting pitcher Danny Rocco in return.
The Chicago Cougars traded 25-year-old minor league second baseman Phil Whitehead to the Pueblo Mountaineers, getting 22-year-old minor league second baseman John Banks in return.
The Philadelphia Sailors traded 26-year-old minor league second baseman Jack Hohman to the Seattle Thunderbirds, getting 28-year-old minor league second baseman Ed Grubb in return.
The Pittsburgh Miners traded 24-year-old minor league catcher Alphonso Ramirez to the Dallas Centurions, getting 25-year-old minor league catcher Dick Mayer in return.
The Philadelphia Keystones traded 25-year-old minor league third baseman Jim Short to the Seattle Thunderbirds, getting 24-year-old minor league shortstop Joe Kerr in return.
The St. Louis Pioneers traded 25-year-old minor league left fielder Jake Matheson to the Sacramento Governors, getting 28-year-old minor league center fielder Emil Noble in return.
The Montreal Saints traded 31-year-old minor league starting pitcher Rube Howard to the San Diego Conquistadors, getting 34-year-old minor league starting pitcher John Bennett in return.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 1931
Washington Eagles: Signed Jim Beard to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $22,000.
Washington Eagles: Signed Russ Johnson to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,355.
Washington Eagles: Signed Mac Watters to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,400.
Washington Eagles: Signed Stu Dickson to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,800.
Washington Eagles: Signed Milt Cox to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,500.
Washington Eagles: Signed Bert Horn to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,500.
Chicago Chiefs: Failed to sign 15th round draft pick George Andrews.
Philadelphia Keystones: Failed to sign 15th round draft pick Ed Desjardin.
Philadelphia Keystones: Failed to sign 17th round draft pick Johnny Bruch.
Washington Eagles: Failed to sign 11th round draft pick Walter Smith.
Washington Eagles: Failed to sign 16th round draft pick George Evatt.
Chicago Cougars: Failed to sign 7th round draft pick Max Fox.
Chicago Cougars: Failed to sign 10th round draft pick Hal Warner.
Chicago Cougars: Failed to sign 14th round draft pick Charlie Joseph.
Chicago Cougars: Failed to sign 22nd round draft pick Bill Snell.
Chicago Cougars: Failed to sign 23rd round draft pick Frank Henson.
Cleveland Foresters: Failed to sign 22nd round draft pick Harry Micek.
Montreal Saints: Failed to sign 8th round draft pick Charlie Casalino.
Montreal Saints: Failed to sign 12th round draft pick Doug Thomas.
Montreal Saints: Failed to sign 14th round draft pick Bob Paul.
Montreal Saints: Failed to sign 15th round draft pick Les Howe.
New York Stars: Failed to sign 13th round draft pick George Harkness.
Toronto Wolves: Failed to sign 2nd round draft pick Earl Fischer.
Toronto Wolves: Failed to sign 3rd round draft pick Art Barrett.
Toronto Wolves: Failed to sign 4th round draft pick Lew Spruill.
Monday, February 2nd, 1931
Chicago Chiefs: 1B Johnny Rasberry was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Toronto Wolves: SP Willard Sullivan was designated for assignment and placed on irrevocable waivers.
The New York Gothams traded $50,000 in cash to the Philadelphia Keystones, getting 23-year-old minor league right fielder Charlie Parker in return.
The New York Gothams traded 31-year-old left fielder Carlos Cano to the Montreal Saints, getting 23-year-old minor league starting pitcher Gary Harris and 21-year-old minor league second baseman Ralph Joiner in return.
The Chicago Cougars traded 26-year-old starting pitcher Milt Nelson and 28-year-old starting pitcher Cotton Taylor to the Detroit Dynamos, getting a 2nd Round Pick and a 6th Round Pick in return.
The Brooklyn Kings traded $50,000 in cash to the San Diego Conquistadors, getting 24-year-old minor league reliever Lew Loiselle in return.
The Montreal Saints traded $50,000 in cash to the Washington Eagles, getting 23-year-old minor league reliever Dick Parker in return.
The St. Louis Pioneers traded $50,000 in cash to the Portland Green Sox, getting 24-year-old minor league first baseman Fred Miller in return.
The Philadelphia Sailors traded $50,000 in cash to the New York Stars, getting 23-year-old minor league starting pitcher George Leonard in return.
The Cleveland Foresters traded $50,000 in cash to the New York Stars, getting 23-year-old minor league reliever Roger Perry in return.
The Chicago Cougars traded $50,000 in cash to the Boston Minutemen, getting 24-year-old minor league starting pitcher Don Grossman in return.
The Boston Minutemen traded $50,000 in cash to the Chicago Chiefs, getting 22-year-old minor league starting pitcher Tracy Barkley in return.
Thursday, January 29th, 1931
Toronto Wolves: Placed SP Willard Sullivan on the active roster.
Thursday, January 15th, 1931
The Cleveland Foresters traded 28-year-old left fielder Joe Perret to the New York Gothams, getting 22-year-old minor league starting pitcher Ben Turner, 21-year-old minor league starting pitcher Dean Astle and 23-year-old minor league second baseman John Turner in return.
Boston Minutemen: SS Buddy Lane was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Boston Minutemen: Signed Team Trainer Mack Dickenson to a 5-year contract extension.
Chicago Cougars: SS Gary Sanders was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: SP Dick Miner was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: RP Carl Briggs was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: SP George P Williams was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: RF Al Thornton was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Keystones: RP Hank Raines was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: RP Clint Harris was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: SP Eddie Hite was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Philadelphia Sailors: RP Hal Upton was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
St. Louis Pioneers: Placed SP Cal Montgomery on the active roster.
St. Louis Pioneers: Activated SP Cal Montgomery from the 60-day injured list.
St. Louis Pioneers: LF Bob Carbine was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Sunday, January 4th, 1931
Brooklyn Kings: Placed C Charlie Ward on the active roster.
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