CHICAGO CHIEFS
ALL TRANSACTIONS
10/09/1940
Wednesday, October 9th , 1940
2B Danny Findlay retired from professional baseball.
SP Jack Beach retired from professional baseball.
SS Bill Rich retired from professional baseball.
SP Stan Reichmann retired from professional baseball.
LF Len Calvert (AAA Fort Wayne) retired from professional baseball.
LF Walter Brown retired from professional baseball.
RP Dick Mason (C Waterloo) retired from professional baseball.
1B Bob Showalter (C Waterloo) retired from professional baseball.
1B Jim Cassidy (B Tacoma) retired from professional baseball.
3B Dewey Miller (C Waterloo) retired from professional baseball.
C Ben West (B Tacoma) retired from professional baseball.
RF Frank Babcock (C Waterloo) retired from professional baseball.
Bench Coach Dolph Geis retires.
3B Coach Ray Buckner leaves the team, his contract was not renewed
Traded 34-year old RF Cliff Moss to the Chicago Cougars, getting 22-year old minor league RHP Lou Eaker and 22-year old minor league LHP Ralph Kendall in return.
Saturday, October 5th , 1940
Placed 2B Danny Findlay on the active roster.
Placed 2B Danny Findlay on the 40-man roster.
Placed 2B Danny Findlay on the active roster.
Friday, October 4th , 1940
Signed SP Rabbit Day to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $36,000.
Wednesday, October 2nd , 1940
Signed free agent 2B Danny Findlay to a 1-year contract worth a total of $6,500.
Saturday, September 28th , 1940
Signed SP Al Miller to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $27,500.
Friday, September 27th , 1940
Signed 1B Ron Rattigan to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $24,500.
Signed 3B Hank Barnett to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $34,500.
Signed RF Cliff Moss to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $22,000.
Signed CF Bill May to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $22,000.
Signed C Tom Bird to a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $37,000.
Monday, September 23rd , 1940
Placed 2B Ducky Jordan on the active roster.
Activated 2B Ducky Jordan from the injured list.
Placed 2B Ducky Jordan on the active roster.
Activated 2B Ducky Jordan from the injured list.
Monday, September 16th , 1940
Purchased the contract of LF Elias Canady from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed SP Sam Vaughan on the active roster.
Activated SP Sam Vaughan from the injured list.
Purchased the contract of LF Elias Canady from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed SP Sam Vaughan on the active roster.
Activated SP Sam Vaughan from the injured list.
Monday, September 9th , 1940
Placed SP Ed Fisler on the Upper Mississippi Valley Association 7-day injured list, retroactive to 09/08/1940.
Placed SS George Chadwick on the Century League 10-day injured list, retroactive to 09/06/1940.
Monday, September 2nd , 1940
Purchased the contract of SS Fritz Reynolds from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned SS Fritz Reynolds to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RP Oscar Morse on the active roster.
Placed SP Sam Vaughan on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 08/30/1940.
Purchased the contract of RF Bennie Griffith from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of 2B Wes Parks from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of RF Sam West from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed 2B Ducky Jordan on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/01/1940.
Placed RP Oscar Morse on the 40-man roster.
Placed RP Oscar Morse on the active roster.
Placed SP Sam Vaughan on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 08/30/1940.
Released RF Len Calvert.
Purchased the contract of RF Bennie Griffith from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Released LF Larry Kearney.
Purchased the contract of 2B Wes Parks from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Promoted SS George Chadwick from Double A Memphis to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Sam West on the 40-man roster.
Purchased the contract of RF Sam West from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed 2B Ducky Jordan on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 09/01/1940.
Sunday, September 1st , 1940
RP Oscar Morse was claimed off waivers from Detroit.
Friday, August 23rd , 1940
Failed to sign 11th round draft pick Eddie Mays.
Failed to sign 12th round draft pick Bob Taylor.
Monday, August 19th , 1940
Optioned RF Bennie Griffith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of CF Wayne Newcomb from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned RF Bennie Griffith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of CF Wayne Newcomb from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Bennie Griffith on the Century League 10-day injured list, retroactive to 08/16/1940.
Promoted RF Dode Foster from Double A Memphis to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Promoted RF Ben Allen from Class B Tacoma to Double A Memphis.
Monday, August 12th , 1940
Promoted CF John McNichols from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Released SP Augie Bertrand.
Monday, August 5th , 1940
Released 2B Rabbit Mudd.
Placed SS Frank Davis on the active roster.
Released 2B Rabbit Mudd.
Placed SS Frank Davis on the 40-man roster.
Placed SS Frank Davis on the active roster.
Promoted SS Dave Messer from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Placed SS Al del Angel on the C-O-W League 7-day injured list, retroactive to 08/02/1940.
Wednesday, July 31st , 1940
Traded 20-year old minor league SS Monte Sawyer, a 1st round draft pick, and a 4th round draft pick to the Montreal Saints, getting 23-year old SS Frank Davis in return.
Monday, July 29th , 1940
SP Augie Bertrand was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Purchased the contract of SP Sam Vaughan from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed CF John Shaw on the Dixie League 7-day injured list, retroactive to 07/26/1940.
Promoted CF Paulie Long from Class A Cedar Rapids to Double A Memphis.
SP Augie Bertrand was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Purchased the contract of SP Sam Vaughan from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Monday, July 22nd , 1940
Traded 19-year old minor league RHP Jim Bob Jones and a 2nd round draft pick to the Detroit Dynamos, getting 28-year old RF Alf Pestilli in return.
Assigned SP Willie Ellis to Class C Waterloo.
Assigned SS Tony White to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Assigned RF Walter Brown to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned CF Wayne Newcomb to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Alf Pestilli on the active roster.
Assigned SP Willie Ellis to Class C Waterloo.
Assigned SS Tony White to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Assigned RF Walter Brown to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Released RF Walter Brown.
Optioned CF Wayne Newcomb to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Alf Pestilli on the 40-man roster.
Placed RF Alf Pestilli on the active roster.
Released SS Bill Cox.
Placed SP Harvey Mitchell on the Upper Mississippi Valley Association 7-day injured list, retroactive to 07/21/1940.
Thursday, July 18th , 1940
Signed Willie Ellis to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,300.
Monday, July 15th , 1940
Assigned RF Joe Rutherford to Class C Waterloo.
Assigned RF Joe Rutherford to Class C Waterloo.
Released C Hal Robb.
Released C Mike Barton.
Released 2B Charlie Adamson.
Promoted 3B Rube Nichols from Class B Tacoma to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Promoted 3B Chuck Brecker from Class C Waterloo to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Demoted 3B Rube Nichols from Class A Cedar Rapids to Class B Tacoma.
Released 3B Johnny Fleming.
Released 2B Bob Showalter.
Released 3B Dewey Miller.
Placed SS Leo Mick on the Dixie League 7-day injured list, retroactive to 07/12/1940.
Promoted 3B Johnny Goodell from Class B Tacoma to Double A Memphis.
Tuesday, July 9th , 1940
Signed Joe Rutherford to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $16,000.
Monday, July 8th , 1940
Signed Skeeter Gray to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $2,400.
Signed Scouting Director Rube Carter to a 5-year contract extension.
SS Tony White was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Placed 1B Andy Carter on the active roster.
Assigned SP Bob Crowley to Class C Waterloo.
Assigned 2B Allie Harvey to Class C Waterloo.
Assigned CF Dave Krieger to Class B Tacoma.
Assigned CF Skeeter Gray to Triple A Fort Wayne.
RF Walter Brown was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Purchased the contract of CF Wayne Newcomb from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Signed Scouting Director Rube Carter to a 5-year contract extension.
SS Tony White was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Placed 1B Andy Carter on the 40-man roster.
Placed 1B Andy Carter on the active roster.
Placed 1B Frankie Cohen on the Century League 10-day injured list, retroactive to 07/05/1940.
Placed 2B Fritz Reynolds on the Century League 10-day injured list, retroactive to 07/05/1940.
Assigned SP Bob Crowley to Class C Waterloo.
Released C Ed Tucker.
Released C Ben West.
Promoted C Herbie Johnson from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Assigned 2B Allie Harvey to Class C Waterloo.
Assigned CF Dave Krieger to Class B Tacoma.
Demoted CF Dave Krieger from Class B Tacoma to Class C Waterloo.
Promoted RF Chet Woolley from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Assigned CF Skeeter Gray to Triple A Fort Wayne.
RF Walter Brown was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Placed CF Wayne Newcomb on the 40-man roster.
Purchased the contract of CF Wayne Newcomb from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Sunday, July 7th , 1940
1B Andy Carter was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh.
Signed Dave Krieger to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $3,100.
Saturday, July 6th , 1940
Signed Allie Harvey to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $1,800.
Friday, July 5th , 1940
Signed Bob Crowley to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $11,000.
Monday, July 1st , 1940
Optioned LF Elias Canady to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Cliff Moss on the active roster.
Activated RF Cliff Moss from the injured list.
Demoted C Dave Kittrell from Double A Memphis to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Demoted C Frankie Kitchen from Triple A Fort Wayne to Double A Memphis.
Optioned LF Elias Canady to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Cliff Moss on the active roster.
Activated RF Cliff Moss from the injured list.
Promoted SP Don Huckabay from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Promoted SP Jim Fitts from Class B Tacoma to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Released SP Joe Glancy.
Promoted SP Fred Armes from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Released SP Dick Mason.
Promoted SP Chet Davison from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Promoted C Bert Sheets from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Released C Charlie Grooms.
Promoted 1B Fred Armor from Class B Tacoma to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Released 1B Jim Cassidy.
Promoted 2B Rube Nichols from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Promoted 2B Eddie Lanza from Class B Tacoma to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Promoted 3B Virgil Chandler from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Promoted 3B Tommy Sorensen from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Released SS Frank Babcock.
Promoted LF Irv Goldstein from Class C Waterloo to Class B Tacoma.
Released LF Tommy Sharp.
Promoted 2B Wes Parks from Double A Memphis to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Demoted SS George Chadwick from Triple A Fort Wayne to Double A Memphis.
Monday, June 24th , 1940
Assigned RF Paddy Smith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Assigned RF Paddy Smith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Drafted RF Joe Rutherford in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 7, 7th overall pick).
Drafted SP Bob Crowley in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 2, Pick 7, 23rd overall pick).
Drafted 2B Allie Harvey in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 3, Pick 7, 39th overall pick).
Drafted CF Skeeter Gray in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 4, Pick 7, 55th overall pick).
Drafted CF Dave Krieger in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 5, Pick 7, 71st overall pick).
Drafted C Herbie Johnson in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 6, Pick 7, 87th overall pick).
Drafted SP Willie Ellis in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 7, Pick 7, 103rd overall pick).
Drafted RP Paul Rose in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 8, Pick 7, 119th overall pick).
Drafted RP Harvey Mitchell in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 9, Pick 7, 135th overall pick).
Drafted C Hal Robb in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 10, Pick 7, 151st overall pick).
Drafted SP Eddie Mays in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 11, Pick 7, 167th overall pick).
Drafted SS Bob Taylor in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 12, Pick 7, 183rd overall pick).
Drafted SP George Shepherd in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 13, Pick 7, 199th overall pick).
Drafted RF Hank Spiller in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 14, Pick 7, 215th overall pick).
Drafted SP Wink Johnson in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 15, Pick 7, 231st overall pick).
Drafted C Joe Eagles in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 16, Pick 7, 247th overall pick).
Drafted 3B Jack Mulcahy in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 17, Pick 7, 263rd overall pick).
Drafted SP John Fudge in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 18, Pick 7, 279th overall pick).
Drafted C Mike Barton in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 19, Pick 7, 295th overall pick).
Drafted SP Don Huckabay in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 20, Pick 7, 311st overall pick).
Drafted CF Jim Kilcup in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 21, Pick 7, 327th overall pick).
Drafted RP Mel Patterson in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 22, Pick 7, 343rd overall pick).
Drafted CF Al Eaton in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 23, Pick 7, 359th overall pick).
Drafted CF Johnny Jones in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 24, Pick 7, 375th overall pick).
Drafted SS Ray Stevens in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 25, Pick 7, 391st overall pick).
Monday, June 17th , 1940
Placed RF Cliff Moss on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/14/1940.
Placed LF Bobby Small on the active roster.
Activated LF Bobby Small from the injured list.
Placed 3B Bob Martin on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/16/1940.
Purchased the contract of LF Elias Canady from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RF Cliff Moss on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/14/1940.
Placed LF Bobby Small on the active roster.
Activated LF Bobby Small from the injured list.
Placed 3B Bob Martin on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/16/1940.
Purchased the contract of LF Elias Canady from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Monday, June 10th , 1940
Released SP Earle Killebrew.
Purchased the contract of SP Augie Bertrand from Triple A Fort Wayne.
RF Paddy Smith was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Purchased the contract of RF Bennie Griffith from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Released SP Earle Killebrew.
Placed SP Augie Bertrand on the 40-man roster.
Purchased the contract of SP Augie Bertrand from Triple A Fort Wayne.
RF Paddy Smith was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Purchased the contract of RF Bennie Griffith from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Promoted RF Sam West from Double A Memphis to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Monday, June 3rd , 1940
Placed LF Bobby Small on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/31/1940.
Placed 3B Bob Martin on the active roster.
Activated 3B Bob Martin from the injured list.
Placed LF Bobby Small on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 05/31/1940.
Placed 3B Bob Martin on the active roster.
Activated 3B Bob Martin from the injured list.
Placed CF John McNichols on the Upper Mississippi Valley Association 7-day injured list, retroactive to 05/31/1940.
Placed LF George Waller on the Dixie League 7-day injured list, retroactive to 05/31/1940.
Promoted CF John Shaw from Class B Tacoma to Double A Memphis.
Monday, May 20th , 1940
Optioned C Mike Parsons to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed C Tom Bird on the active roster.
Activated C Tom Bird from the injured list.
Released RP Stan Reichmann.
Placed RP Luis Sandoval on the active roster.
Demoted SP John Moor from Triple A Fort Wayne to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Optioned C Mike Parsons to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed C Tom Bird on the active roster.
Activated C Tom Bird from the injured list.
Released RP Stan Reichmann.
Placed RP Luis Sandoval on the 40-man roster.
Placed RP Luis Sandoval on the active roster.
Sunday, May 19th , 1940
RP Luis Sandoval was claimed off waivers from Detroit.
Monday, May 13th , 1940
Optioned RF Bennie Griffith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of CF Walter Brown from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed SP Sam Vaughan on the Century League 10-day injured list, retroactive to 05/10/1940.
Promoted SP John Moor from Class A Cedar Rapids to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Promoted SP Art Courtney from Class C Waterloo to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Optioned RF Bennie Griffith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed CF Walter Brown on the 40-man roster.
Purchased the contract of CF Walter Brown from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Monday, May 6th , 1940
Demoted SP John Moor from Double A Memphis to Class A Cedar Rapids.
Demoted RP Dick Gentry from Triple A Fort Wayne to Double A Memphis.
Promoted SP Dick Gentry from Double A Memphis to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Demoted RP Tom Williams from Triple A Fort Wayne to Double A Memphis.
Monday, April 29th , 1940
Assigned SS Bill Cox to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Assigned RP Tom Williams to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Assigned RP Dick Gentry to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Sunday, April 28th , 1940
RP Luis Sandoval was claimed off waivers by Detroit.
Monday, April 22nd , 1940
Placed SS Frank Babcock on the Upper Mississippi Valley Association 7-day injured list, retroactive to 04/19/1940.
Sunday, April 21st , 1940
SP Mule Earl was claimed off waivers from New York.
Monday, April 8th , 1940
Optioned RP Jim Fedorov to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned SP Sam Vaughan to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned LF Elias Canady to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned C Mike Parsons to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RP Luis Sandoval on irrevocable waivers.
Placed RP Tom Williams on irrevocable waivers.
Placed SS Bill Cox on irrevocable waivers.
Optioned RP Jim Fedorov to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned SP Sam Vaughan to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Released RF Bobby Many.
Optioned LF Elias Canady to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned C Mike Parsons to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Placed RP Luis Sandoval on irrevocable waivers.
Placed RP Tom Williams on irrevocable waivers.
Placed SS Bill Cox on irrevocable waivers.
Sunday, April 7th , 1940
RF Bobby Many was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia.
Monday, April 1st , 1940
Optioned C Frankie Kitchen to Double A Memphis.
Optioned 2B Wes Parks to Double A Memphis.
Optioned 2B Fritz Reynolds to Triple A Fort Wayne.
SP Augie Bertrand was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Optioned RP John Moor to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned SP Johnny Cox to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned C Frankie Kitchen to Double A Memphis.
Optioned 2B Wes Parks to Double A Memphis.
Optioned 2B Fritz Reynolds to Triple A Fort Wayne.
SP Augie Bertrand was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Optioned RP John Moor to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Optioned SP Johnny Cox to Triple A Fort Wayne.
Monday, March 25th , 1940
Placed 3B Bob Martin on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/23/1940.
Placed 3B Bob Martin on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 03/23/1940.
Sunday, March 24th , 1940
2B Len Jones was claimed off waivers by Detroit.
Tuesday, March 19th , 1940
Purchased the contract of SP Johnny Cox from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of C Frankie Kitchen from Double A Memphis.
Purchased the contract of 2B Wes Parks from Double A Memphis.
Purchased the contract of RF Paddy Smith from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of 1B Ernie Carson from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of SS Bill Cox from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of SP Tom Williams from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of C Mike Parsons from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Purchased the contract of 2B Fritz Reynolds from Triple A Fort Wayne.
Monday, February 26th , 1940
2B Len Jones was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Placed SS Rabbit Mudd on the active roster.
2B Len Jones was designated for assignment and placed on waivers.
Placed SS Rabbit Mudd on the 40-man roster.
Placed SS Rabbit Mudd on the active roster.
Saturday, February 24th , 1940
Signed free agent SS Rabbit Mudd to a 1-year contract worth a total of $14,500.
Monday, January 1st , 1940
Placed SP Earle Killebrew on the active roster.
Placed SP Earle Killebrew on the 40-man roster.
Placed SP Earle Killebrew on the active roster.
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