1922 January

10th  The following round-robin deal benefits everyone: Roger Peckinpaugh goes from Boston to Washington; Joe Dugan, from the Athletics to Boston; and OF Bing Miller and P Jose Acosta, from Washington to Philadelphia. Acosta will be sold to Chicago on February 4th.

13th  Buck Weaver, one of the eight Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement.

14th  OF Clyde Milan is named the manager of the Washington Senators. Milan took over for George McBride at the end of last season after McBride was hit in the face with a ball during batting practice. McBride began suffering vertigo and fainting spells and relinquished the manager’s job.

Ben Shibe, half-owner and president of the Athletics since their AL start in 1906, dies at 84. A partner in the A. J. Reach sporting goods company, Shibe invented the machinery that made possible the manufacture of standard baseballs.

17th Benny Kauff’s suit for an injunction to restrain the decision to keep him out of baseball is rejected by the appellate court. Kauff was acquitted of auto theft in 1921, but Commissioner Landis still barred him from baseball, stating, “That acquittal was one of the worst miscarriages of justice that ever came under my observation.”

18th  The Cubs buy OF Jigger Statz and P Vic Aldridge from Los Angeles (PCL) for 8 players and cash.

24th  Brooklyn buys SS Sam Crane from Cincinnati. He will play in 3 games and later be convicted of murder. While in prison he will be visited by Connie Mack, who works for his parole and gives him a job.