1937 January

6th  The Giants buy SS Tommy Thevenow from Cincinnati.

17th  Cleveland gets Moose Solters, Ivy Andrews, and Lyn Lary from the St. Louis Browns for Joe Vosmik, Bill Knickerbocker, and Oral Hildebrand. The 3 departing Brownies are termed “real playboys” by manager Rogers Hornsby. Solters and Andrews were also the RBI and ERA leaders for the Brownies.

19th  Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, and Cy Young are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.

27th In Cincinnati, the worst flood in the city’s history inundates Crosley Field, covering home plate with as much as 21 feet of water. The lower grandstand is completely covered. Reds pitchers Gene Schott and Lee Grissom row a boat out from the center field wall and the resulting photo appears across the country.

28th Paul Waner wins the Miami Biltmore lefthanders golf tourney for the second year in a row. He was recently named president of the American Lefthanded Golfers Association.