Wednesday, March 16, 2016

San Diego Gets Savage, Trades Savage

Sorry for the delay between posts, as we welcomed first grandchild Wyatt Amos Hooks last week!

We get Savage today, Bob Savage, a pitcher in the forties for the A's and Browns. His Baseball-Reference page mentions his waiver pickup by the Brownies, but not how he goes to San Diego (and the Cleveland system) after just a few games with St. Louis. Savage's 1949 season started poorly in the majors, with a 6.43 ERA in 4 games. He was then shipped to San Diego in this deal found in the May 20, 1949 Milwaukee Journal...

“The St. Louis Browns Thursday sold pitcher Bob Savage to San Diego of the Pacific Coast League”

Short and to the point!

 Savage spent the rest on 1949 and all of 1950 with San Diego, then went to San Francisco and the Yankees system in this deal chronicled in the Spokesman-Review of Dec. 7, 1950...

“SAN DIEGO, CALIF. Dec. 6 – A Pacific Coast Baseball league trade sending heavy-hitter Jack Graham to San Francisco was announced here today. The San Diego club said it was also sending pitcher Bob Savage with Graham and was getting outfielders Jackie Tobin and Don White from the San Francisco club.”

This deal is not mentioned on Savage, Graham, Tobin or White's major league Baseball-Reference pages.

So we are back in action, and a couple previously unknown deals are out to the blog-reading public!

Savage pic from

Graham Pic from 
White and Tobin from Pinterest

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