1909 December

14th  Kid Elberfeld, who helped make the Highlanders a winner, is sold to Washington for $5,000.

St. Paul (AA) sells John Flynn to the Pirates for $4,000. The Bucs should have kept their money.

16th  The Browns accommodate Lou Criger and trade him to the New York Highlanders in exchange for Joe Lake and Ray Demmitt. According to The Sporting News, Criger “could not keep his health” in St. Louis and said he would not report to them next spring. “His system is full of malaria,” states the newspaper. The vet has not hit over .200 since 1904.