1904 December

14th The Phillies send RHP Chick Fraser and 3B Harry Wolverton to Boston (NL) for RHP Togie Pittinger (Retrosheet lists this trade as December 20).

20th  The last-place Phillies send minor-league 1B Del Howard to Pittsburgh for Moose McCormick, Otto Kruger and 1B Kitty Bransfield.

26th  The Red Sox trade George Stone to the Browns for veteran Jesse Burkett and cash. Stone, the American Association batting champ (.406), had been traded by the Brewers to the Sox after a three-way deal with Washington and Philadelphia fell through. Stone, however, who pinch hit twice for the Sox in 1903, refused to report to Boston. He’ll have two great years in St. Louis.