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Transactions
for the week ending Tuesday, September 9, 1947
Compiled and edited by Bob Levy. Format, text and chronology, copyright © 1999, by Robert J. Levy

Week of September 3:

Sep 03 The Athletics' Bill McCahan pitches a 3-0 no-hitter against Washington.

Sep 06 Athletics first baseman Ferris Fain is suspended three days by American League president Will Harridge, for starting a fight with Boston third baseman Eddie Pellagrini.

The Cardinals promote infielder Nippy Jones from Rochester.

Sep 07 The Browns recall first baseman Jerry Witte from Toledo.

The Cubs purchase infielder Ray Mack from Newark. He was with the Yankees till the week of May 7th, but didn't play for New York.

With the American Association season over today, several Pittsburgh farmhands are called up from Indianapolis, including pitchers Lee Howard, Steve Nagy and Lou Tost, catcher LeRoy Jarvis and infielder Gene Mauch.

Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst dislocates his right shoulder (Game One of today’s doubleheader against the Reds). Joffre Cross and, on the 9th, Nippy Jones replace him in the lineup, the first time Schoendienst has been out all season. His injury is slight; he'll return on the 13th.

Sep 08 Red Sox pitcher Tex Hughson undergoes an elbow operation, is lost for the rest of the season.

Sep 09 Reds pitcher Harry Perkowski, called up from Columbia, reports today.

Undated transactions this week:

• The Red Sox recall pitchers Mel Parnell and Al Widmar, infielders Billy Goodman and Strick Shofner from Louisville, catcher Tex Aulds from New Orleans.

• The Indians buy third baseman Al Rosen from Oklahoma City, recall pitchers Ernie Groth and Lyman Linde from Ok City, and Bob Kuzava from Baltimore, sell pitcher Lester Willis to Memphis.

• The Tigers recall pitcher Ruffus Gentry from Dallas.

• The Athletics recall outfielder Austin Knickerbocker from Toronto. He's in right field against the Red Sox on September 5.

• The Browns recall infielder Perry Currin and pitcher Bud Swartz from Springfield.

• Washington recalls outfielders Gil Coan and Earl Wooten, pitchers Bill Kennedy and Hal Toenes, and infielder Ed Lyons from Chattanooga.

• The Braves recall pitchers Ray Martin and Dick Mulligan from Hartford. Second baseman Danny Murtaugh, outfielder Tom Neill and pitcher Glenn Elliott are called up from Milwaukee, but the Brewers are in the American Association playoffs and they won't make it to Boston before the end of the season.

• Brooklyn recalls outfielder Duke Snider from St. Paul.

• Cincinnati recalls shortstop Virgil (Red) Stallcup from Jersey City, first baseman Ted Kluszewski from Memphis, pitchers Ken Polivka from Columbia, Mike Schultz and Herman Wehmeier from Syracuse, first baseman Charlie Kress and outfielder Bob Usher from Rochester.

• The Phillies recall pitchers Homer Spragins, Frank Hoerst and Dick Mauney from Memphis, pitchers Dick Koecher and Lou Possehl and shortstop Granville Hamner from Utica and infielder Willie Jones from Terre Haute. Koecher, Possehl and Hamner will delay their arrival until the Blue Sox win the Eastern League championship, September 24. Koecher beats Albany 3-2 in 13 innings, for the title.

Go to the complete list of 1947 transactions from Bob Levy