1940 November

5th Former Washington hurler Walter Johnson, who won 416 games for the Senators, goes down in defeat as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland.

11th Brooklyn’s Larry MacPhail still needs a starting pitcher to make his Dodgers a threat to the Reds. He gets Kirby Higbe from the Phils for $100,000, P Vito Tamulis, and Bill Crouch.

12th Alva Bradley wouldn’t fire Oscar Vitt on his players’ demand during the season, but he does now. Today he hires Roger Peckinpaugh to become Cleveland boss, the 2nd hitch for Peck.

13th The Giants sign C Gabby Hartnett, recently released as the Cubs’ manager.

17th Jimmy Wilson gets his reward for managing the woeful Phillies in the 1930s and for his late-season role with the Reds. He becomes manager of the Cubs replacing Gabby Hartnett.