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Transaction occurred on 12/04/1931:
Chicago White Sox (AL) to Washington Senators (AL)
Carl Reynolds
  John Kerr
Washington Senators (AL) to Chicago White Sox (AL)
Jackie Hayes
  Bump Hadley
  Sam Jones

Transaction occurred on 12/14/1932:
St. Louis Browns (AL) to Washington Senators (AL)
Goose Goslin
  Fred Schulte
  Lefty Stewart
Washington Senators (AL) to St. Louis Browns (AL)

  Sam West
  Carl Reynolds
  Lloyd Brown

Depression Era Trade of December 14, 1932


Big Trade … Big Trade … teams breaking up high price baseball players to cut cost as the Great Depression widen its grip on the United States


The Washington Senators traded starting pitcher Lloyd Brown, and star outfielders Carl Reynolds and Sammy West to the old St. Louis Browns for outfielders Goose Goslin and Fred Schulte and starting pitcher Lefty Stewart


Reviewing the Trade by baseballhistorian


The Washington Senators won at least 92 games each year from 1930 thru 1932 but still failed to win the American League pennant, finishing in 2nd, 3rd and 3rd place. The St Louis Brownies won 64, 63 and again 63 games from 1930-32.


The Players:


Lloyd Brown, Washington Starting Pitcher Left-handed. Nicknamed Gimpy. He was one of the ace starters in the AL, and led his Senators teammates in wins with 16 in 1930 (16-12 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts plus 16 relief jobs). A durable mound starter he worked a career high 258.2 innings in 1931 and rang up a 15-14 record with a very fine 3.20 ERA. Prior to this deal Lloyd Brown posted a 15-12 record in 1932 and then, 10 days before Christmas he was shipped to the Brownies. His pitching arsenal included a first class breaking ball, a sinker, throwing first pitch strikes and walking only 590 batters in 1693 innings.


Carl Reynolds, Washington Outfielder RH born in LaRue, Texas. A speedy base runner, (107 triples) and sure-handed outfielder, Carl Reynolds rarely struck out, only 308 times in 4,495 at bats spanning 1222 lifetime games, compiling a sterling .302 career batting average. Carl Reynolds played his first 5 major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox, then played 1932 with Washington, hitting .305 prior to this deal.


Sam West, Washington Outfielder LH born in Longview, Texas. His defense was noteworthy and was his clutch-hitting during his six years with the Senators, 21927-1932. Sam West was taught his fielding by the legendary centerfielder Tris Speaker. Sammy West went on to set an American League record (since broken) for fielding percentage of .996 in 1928. He led AL outfielders in fielding percentage, putouts, and double plays twice and tied for the league lead in assists once. And was a career .299 batting average hitter in 6,148 games, collecting 1,838 hits. Note: Sam West

joined the U.S. Army and fought in World War II. He was discharged in June of 1945 and returned to baseball as a coach for the Senators.  


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Goose Goslin, St. Louis Browns Leftfielder … bats LH, throws RH. Born in Bridgeton, NJ. One of the power hitters of this time, Leon Goose Goslin drove in over 100 runs (RBI) in 10 major league seasons. He played his first 9 seasons with Washington, 1921-1930, then was traded, then returned to Washington in this deal. A Baseball Hall of Fame player Goose Goslin was fast, 175 stolen bases, led the AL twice in triples, including 20 in 1925. He led the league with 129 RBIs in 1924, and compiled a sterling .316 career batting average. 


Fred Schulte, St. Louis Browns Outfielder RH born in Belvidere. Illinois. A solid all-around baseball player, he scored 100 runs in 1931 and 106 the following season while a member of the St. Louis Browns (they moved to Baltimore prior to 1954 and became the Orioles). Fred Schulte was a contact batsman, walking more times than striking out, 462 BB only 361 Ks in 1178 games. He played in the majors from 1927-1937 and had a solid .292 batting average career wise.


Lefty Stewart, St L Browns Pitcher LH. 5 ft 10 inches, 160 lbs. Walter Stewart started 216 games, relieved in 63 others and won 100 major league games during his 10 seasons, 1921, 1927-1935. Lefty Stewart was a favorite of Brownies fans and won a career high 20 games in 1930, going 20-12 for a team that finished with a lousy 64 wins and 90 losses record.


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Transaction occurred on 12/14/1933:
Boston Red Sox (AL) to St. Louis Browns (AL)

  Ivy Andrews
  Smead Jolley
St. Louis Browns (AL) to Boston Red Sox (AL)
Carl Reynolds
A much… a do… was the news… when this trade involving three fine hometown favorites hit the newspapers when nothing was stirring just 11 days before Christmas
On December 14, 1933 the Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Smead Jolley and pitcher Ivy Andrews to the old St. Louis Browns for outfielder Carl Reynolds
Reviewing the baseball trade
Looking back we doubt if this trade would have been made if it were not the height of the Great Depression. Salaries had to be cut because major league attendance was down 70%. In St. Louis, the Browns attendance fell off to next to nothing. Carl Reynolds, a leading batsman of this era, was well paid by yesterday’s standards. He compiled a lifetime .302 batting average. However, the Browns were not willing or able to pay his salary. So… this trade was made.
Carl Reynolds broke into the majors and played 14 games with the Chicago White Sox back in 1927. Next year, his first full season, Carl Reynolds batted .323 and stole 15 bases – not too shabby for a major league rookie. He continued his onslaught against major league pitchers for the next 10 seasons, including a robust .359 in 1931, 4th highest in the entire American League, behind three well-known Hall of Fame players – Al Simmons .381, Lou Gehrig .378, and Babe Ruth .359. As a fact , Carl Reynolds finished 4th and Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane was 5th with .357. That year Carl Reynolds scored a career-high 103 Runs and had an even 100 RBIs for a White Sox team that finished with a 62-92 record in 7th place in the then 8-team American League. Carl Reynolds continued his excellent batting after this trade.
Smead Jolley, a left-handed hitter, throws RJH. An outfielder, he played 1931 and 1932 with the Chicago White Sox and batted .313 and .300. A first class batter, Smead Jolley was not much of a fielder. After this trade he batted .312 for Boston and .282 the next 2 years. When teams started cutting salaries and paying baseball players little to perform, Smead Jolley quit the game and went back home.
Ivy Andrews pitched eight seasons in the majors (MLB), 1931-1938. Born in Dora, Alabama. Teammates quickly nicknamed him Poison Ivy and the good natured Andrews went along with it. Standing 6-ft, 1-inch, and weighing 200-pounds, the right-hander was used mainly as a starter, and completed 43 of 108 starts, plus 141 relief appearances. Ivy Andrews used curve balls, sinkers, change ups and an occasional fastball. After this trade,in 1935, pitching with the St. Louis Browns, he rang up his best stats, 13-7 record, with a 3.54 ERA, 213.1 innings, 43 strikeouts, 53 walks.  
Baseball History


Transaction occurred on 12/17/1935:
Boston Red Sox (AL) to Washington Senators (AL)
Carl Reynolds
  Roy Johnson
Washington Senators (AL) to Boston Red Sox (AL)
Heinie Manush

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