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Friday January 1,1954This date in baseball
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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Fritz AckleyP16.266Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Ruben AmaroSS-1B17.361Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Bob AndersonP18.094Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Luis AparicioSS19.247Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Tom BakerP19.240Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Carl BolesOF19.062Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Ted BowsfieldP18.356Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Don CardwellP18.025Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Ramon Conde3B19.003Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Chuck Cottier2B17.359Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Marlan Coughtry2B-3B19.112Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Walt CraddockP21.282Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Don DrysdaleP17.162Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Carl DuserP21.163Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Howie FoxP32.306Returned to Baltimore (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Earl FrancisP18.171Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Frank FunkP18.124Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Gary GeigerOF16.272Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Buddy GilbertOF18.159Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Jim GoldenP17.287Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Mudcat GrantP18.141Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Ralph HoukC34.145Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Tom HughesP19.110Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Rod Kanehl2B-OF19.275Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
John Kennedy3B27.081Released by Giants. 
Bill KernOF20.307Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Bill KirkP18.166Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Steve KorcheckC21.143Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Tony KubekSS17.081Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Don LeJohn3B19.233Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Dick LuebkeP18.268Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Bill Mazeroski2B17.118Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Ken McBrideP18.142Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Jim McManus1B17.165Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Howie NunnP18.075Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Laurin PepperP22.348Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent (bonus baby) by Pirates. 
Leo PosadaOF17.261Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Hal RaetherP21.083Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Ken RetzerC19.246Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Ray RippelmeyerP20.176Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Daryl RobertsonSS17.362Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Andre RodgersSS19.030Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Johnny RomanoC19.131Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Dick StigmanP17.343Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Chuck TempletonP21.214Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Lee ThomasOF-1B17.331Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Joe TrimbleP23.081Signed as Free Agent by Pirates. 
Hal TroskyP17.094Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
John TsitourisP17.242Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Rene ValdezP24.213Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Leon WagnerOF19.233Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Billy WilliamsOF20.202Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Stan WilliamsP17.109Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
John WyattP18.257Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Tom YewcicC21.237Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.