1932 December

12th In a 3-team deal, the Giants send Freddie Lindstrom to the Pirates and OF Chick Fullis to the Phils, getting P Glenn Spencer and OF George Davis in return. The Bucs ship OF Gus Dugas to Philley. Lindstrom’s departure was expected after he made known his disappointment in not being named McGraw’s successor.

14th  William A. Heydler is elected to another 4-year term as president of the NL.

The Senators swap Sam West, Carl Reynolds, and Lloyd Brown, along with $20,000, to the Browns for former Senator Goose Goslin, lefthander Walter Stewart, and OF Fred Schulte. They also get Earl Whitehill from Detroit for Firpo Marberry and Carl Fischer.

15th  A joint meeting of AL and NL owners approves the concept of “chain store” baseball, developed as the St. Louis Cardinal farm system, despite strenuous objections by Judge Landis.

The Red Sox swap P Ed Durham and infielder Hal Rhyne to the White Sox for outfielders Fats Fothergill, Bob Seeds, and infielders Urban Hodapp and Greg Mulleavy.

The Phils send Ray Benge and $15,000 to the Dodgers for Cy Moore, Mickey Finn, and Jack Warner. Finn will have a great spring and Brooklyn’s Max Carey will admit in April that Burt Shotton outguessed him on the deal.

17th  Sunny Jim Bottomley is traded by the Cardinals to the Reds for Ownie Carroll and Estel Crabtree (of Crabtree, Ohio).

29th  The Boston Braves buy Giants C Shanty Hogan for $25,000.