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Thursday January 1,1948This date in baseball
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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bill AbernathieP18.336Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Tom AckerP17.300Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Hal Bevan3B17.047Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Milt BollingSS17.145Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Wally BurnetteP18.195Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Art CeccarelliP17.274Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Al CicotteP18.009Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Hy CohenP16.337Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Dave ColeP17.125Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Dale Coogan1B17.140Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Al CorwinP21.029Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Del CrandallC17.302Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Jerry DahlkeP17.207Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Pete DaleyC17.352Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Doc DaughertyH20.081Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Ike DelockP18.051Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Art DitmarP18.273Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Jim Finigan3B-2B19.135Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Bill FischerP17.082Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Hersh FreemanP19.184Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
George Freese3B21.111Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Jim FridleyOF23.117Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Bob GarberP19.113Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Tommy Giordano2B22.084Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Bob GrimP17.299Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Fred HahnP18.319Returned to Nyack (North Atlantic) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Harry Hanebrink2B-OF20.050Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Gail HenleyOF19.078Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Bobby HerreraP21.159Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Browns. 
Stan HollmigOF21.364Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Cal HoweP23.035Signed as Free Agent by Cubs. 
Billy HunterSS19.211Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Randy Jackson3B21.325Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Milt JordanP20.222Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Niles JordanP22.031Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Hal KellerC20.178Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Bob KellyP20.089Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Leo KielyP18.032Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Nellie KingP19.292Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Pirates. 
Mike KumeP21.227Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Ken Landenberger1B19.156Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Hobie LandrithC17.291Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Jerry LaneP21.328Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Vern LawP17.295Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Jim LemonOF19.284Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Dan LewandowskiP19.361Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Jack LittrellSS18.344Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Billy LoesP18.019Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Dick MarloweP18.188Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Fred Marolewski1B19.087Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Jackie MayoOF22.159Returned to Phillies. 
Gil McDougald2B-3B19.227Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Ed McGheeOF23.094Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Lloyd MerrimanOF23.152Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Bob MillerP21.199Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Rudy MinarcinP17.282Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Minnie MinosoOF25.033Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Willy MirandaSS21.222Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Walt MorynOF21.264Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Ray NarleskiP19.037Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Don NicholasH17.063Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Bob NiemanOF20.340Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Karl OlsonOF17.179Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Satchel PaigeP41.178Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Indians. 
Phil PaineP17.207Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Jim PearceP22.206Released by Cubs. 
Jim PiersallOF18.048Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Joe PignatanoC18.150Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Al PilarcikOF17.182Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Carl PowisOF19.356Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Joe PreskoP19.086Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Bob PurkeyP18.171Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Frank QuinnP20.035Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Robin RobertsP21.093Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Tony RoigSS-2B20.019Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Dutch RombergerP20.220Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Rudy RuferSS21.065Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Ron SamfordSS-2B17.307Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Jack SanfordP18.228Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Jose SantiagoP19.119Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Frank SaucierOF21.218Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Moe SavranskyP18.353Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Danny SchellOF20.006Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Art Schult1B-OF19.195Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Billy ShantzC20.154Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Bobby ShantzP22.097Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Bob SmithP16.334Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
George SpencerP21.178Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Frank SullivanP17.343Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Wayne Terwilliger2B22.188Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Frank ThomasOF-3B18.204Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Hank Thompson3B22.024Released by Browns. 
Jocko ThompsonP30.349Returned to Toronto (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Bobby TiefenauerP18.083Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Gus TriandosC17.155Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Bob TurleyP17.104Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Bill UptonP18.197Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Corky ValentineP18.362Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Buck VarnerOF17.137Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Lee WheatP18.108Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Ed Winceniak3B-SS18.260Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Hank Workman1B21.330Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Dick Young2B19.212Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Norm Zauchin1B18.045Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox.