1942 December

1st At ML meetings in Chicago, the owners decide to restrict travel to a three-trip schedule, rather than the customary four. Spring training in 1943 will be limited to locations north of the Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi.

2nd The Reds send SS Eddie Joost and pitcher Nate Andrews to the Braves for SS Eddie Miller.

17th The Yankees trade OF Roy Cullenbine and C Buddy Rosar to the Indians for Roy Weatherly and IF Oscar Grimes. With the draft in mind, all four players are married with one child each. As noted by historian Lyle Spatz, Rosar had been in the doghouse with Joe McCarthy for leaving the team without permission the weekend of July 18-19 to take a police examination in Buffalo. The leave-taking prompted the Yankees to sign vet catcher Rollie Hemsley.