1937 December

2nd  At the minor league meeting in Milwaukee, the Tigers trade popular OF Gee Walker, 3B Marv Owen, and young C Mike Tresh to the White Sox for Vern Kennedy, Tony Piet, and Dixie Walker. The trade causes an uproar with Tiger fans, and owner Walter Briggs issues an announcement from his Miami home that “the deal was made with my approval.” Kennedy will start the 1938 season with 9 straight wins, but ends up the year at 12–9.

6th  It is announced that Ford Frick has been reelected president of the NL for 3 years.

7th  Five of baseball’s pioneers are added to the Hall of Fame: Connie Mack, John McGraw, Morgan Bulkeley, Ban Johnson, and George Wright.

The NL extends permission for night baseball but the AL refuses to permit arc light games.

The Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams from San Diego (PCL), but he will not report to Boston until 1939.