CHICAGO COUGARS
MAJOR TRANSACTIONS
10/11/1945
Monday, September 24th , 1945
Assigned RP Ollie Howard to Class C La Crosse.
Assigned RP Bud Sloane to Class C La Crosse.
Assigned 3B Pete Morris to Class C La Crosse.
Assigned SS Heinie Kaczorowski to Class C La Crosse.
Placed CF Orlin Yates on irrevocable waivers.
Monday, September 17th , 1945
Purchased the contract of SP Ed Fisler from Double A Mobile.
Assigned RP Mickey Johnson to Class C La Crosse.
Assigned 3B Pete Morris to Double A Mobile.
Monday, September 3rd , 1945
Purchased the contract of 3B Steve Jones from Triple A Milwaukee.
Assigned 3B Jim Webb to Double A Mobile.
Assigned C Bob Higginbotham to Double A Mobile.
Purchased the contract of C Gene Lee from Triple A Milwaukee.
Monday, July 30th , 1945
Traded 33-year old LHP Art White (retaining 30%) to the Detroit Dynamos, getting 36-year old 2B Rabbit Mudd, 22-year old minor league RHP Gene Madison, 20-year old minor league 2B Bob Schmelz, 18-year old minor league SS Bill Perrin, and a 4th round draft pick in return.
Traded 24-year old minor league CF Ed Neal to the Philadelphia Sailors, getting 31-year old CF Ray Struble (retaining 100%) in return.
Purchased the contract of SP Mike Thorpe from Triple A Milwaukee.
Optioned RF Bill Rich to Triple A Milwaukee.
Placed CF Ray Struble on the active roster.
Optioned 2B Steve Rosko to Triple A Milwaukee.
Placed 2B Rabbit Mudd on the active roster.
Monday, July 16th , 1945
Optioned 3B Steve Jones to Triple A Milwaukee.
Purchased the contract of SS George Sutterfield from Triple A Milwaukee.
Monday, July 9th , 1945
Traded 26-year old CF Leo Davis to the St. Louis Pioneers, getting $2,000 in cash in return.
Assigned CF Mel Alvarez to Triple A Milwaukee.
Signed Bench Coach Pete Morris to a 2-year contract extension.
Signed Pitching Coach Jake Chamberlain to a 2-year contract extension.
Signed Scouting Director Tom Weinstock to a 2-year contract extension.
Signed Team Trainer Billy Gladwin to a 2-year contract extension.
Monday, June 18th , 1945
Placed 2B Jimmie James on the 14-day injured list, retroactive to 06/16/1945.
Purchased the contract of 2B Steve Rosko from Triple A Milwaukee.
Sunday, April 15th , 1945
Assigned RP Rube Finegan from Spring Training camp to Triple A Milwaukee.
Assigned 1B Chris Smith from Spring Training camp to Triple A Milwaukee.
Optioned SP Jack Huston to Triple A Milwaukee.
Monday, March 26th , 1945
Traded 36-year old RHP Bill Anderson and 32-year old LHP Cal Knight to the Pittsburgh Miners, getting a 9th round draft pick in return.
Traded 37-year old LHP Mike Murphy to the Detroit Dynamos, getting a 10th round draft pick in return.
Monday, March 19th , 1945
Purchased the contract of SP Bill Tuttle from Triple A Milwaukee.
Purchased the contract of SP Ed Fisler from Triple A Milwaukee.
Purchased the contract of RP Charlie Kelsey from Triple A Milwaukee.
Invited non-roster SP Harry MacRae to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster SP Mike Thorpe to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster RP Rube Finegan to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster RP Art Gilbert to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster C Homer Guthrie to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster 1B Norm Anderson to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster 1B Chris Smith to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster 2B Bill Dickens to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster 2B Walt Layton to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster 3B Danny Richardson to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster SS Steve Rosko to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster SS George Sutterfield to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster LF Billy Jordan Jr to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster LF Jim Madsen to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster CF Leo Davis to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster CF Hop Villers to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster RP Roy Carey to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster SP Joe Swank to Spring Training camp.
Invited non-roster SP George Oddo to Spring Training camp.
Monday, January 1st , 1945
Traded 26-year old RHP Danny Goff Jr. and 25-year old SS Jim Dickinson to the New York Gothams, getting a 2nd round draft pick in return.
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