1935 December

9th  The Giants get 2B Burgess Whitehead from the Cardinals for Roy Parmelee, Phil Weintraub, and cash.

10th Two Hall of Famers are sold today. Jimmie Foxx, along with Johnny Marcum, (17–12), is sold by the A’s to the Red Sox for $350,000 (also reported as $250,000 and $150,000). Also included in the trade are Roger Cramer and Eric McNair, but the details on this will not be announced till January. The A’s get Gordon Rhodes (2–10) and a minor league catcher George Savino; The 28-year-old Foxx has averaged 41 homers over the past 7 seasons and says about the trade, “my dream has come true.” After three years in Chicago, Al Simmons is sold by the White Sox to the Tigers for $75,000.

The NL accepts Bob Quinn, who had been GM of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as president of the new ownership of the Braves. Quinn gains control of the club with the backing of $200,000 by majority stockholder Charles Adams, who also owns the Boston Bruins. Adams is stripped of his stock and as Ford Frick says, “Adams will have no stock in the new organization.” Adams, who had spent $250,000 to improve the Braves, came under fire from Judge Landis when he became the majority stockholder of the Suffolk Downs Race Track last summer.

Ford Frick is reelected NL president for 2 years and given a raise. The AL votes down night ball and awards a $500 cash prize for batting leaders retroactive to include Buddy Myer in 1935.

The Tigers of Osaka are officially formed to become Japan’s 2ndprofessional team.

11th  The Yankees trade the hot-tempered Johnny Allen to Cleveland for pitchers Monte Pearson and Steve Sundra, a minor leaguer.

14th  Firpo Marberry resigns as an AL umpire to sign with the Giants as a pitcher. He’ll get in one game before moving back to the AL with the Senators.

17th  Heinie Manush is traded from Washington to the Boston Red Sox for Roy Johnson and Carl Reynolds.

21st The Dodgers trade Ray Benge, Tony Cuccinello, Al Lopez, and Bobby Reis to the Braves for P Ed Brandt (5-19) and OF Randy Moore. Brandt will win 11 and be traded next December for Cookie Lavagetto and Ralph Birkofer. Lopez, an All-star in 1934, will backstop for the Braves for more than a decade.

Pittsburgh sends P Claude Passeau and C Earl Grace to the Phils for C Al Todd. Passeau will have three decent seasons before blossoming with the Cubs.