CHICAGO CHIEFS
MAJOR 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 Walter Brown 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, August 5th , 1940
Released 2B Rabbit Mudd.
Placed SS Frank Davis on the active roster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 24th , 1940
Assigned RF Paddy Smith to Triple A Fort Wayne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 25th , 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.
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.
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