1941 January

8th The BBWAA in The Sporting News poll names the 1940 All Star team: Hank Greenberg, LF; Joe DiMaggio, CF; Ted Williams, RF; Frank McCormick, 1B; Joe Gordon, 2B; Luke Appling, SS; Stan Hack, 3B; Harry Danning, C. The pitchers are Bob Feller, Bucky Walters, and Paul Derringer.

21st Bob Feller signs with the Indians for a reported $30,000.

31st Paul Waner, released by Pittsburgh in December 1940, signs with Brooklyn. He’ll play 11 games before moving onto the Braves, but he’ll return to Brooklyn in 1943.