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Monday January 1,1940This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Hank Arft1B17.338Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Bud ByerlyP19.067Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Tommy ByrneP20.001Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Pete Castiglione3B-SS18.322Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Mike ClarkP17.323Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Ray ColemanOF17.211Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Dick CongerP18.273Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Chuck Connors1B18.266Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Billy Cox3B-SS20.125Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Cot DealP16.343Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Joe ErauttC18.122Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
George GenoveseH17.313Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Bob GillespieP20.085Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Tex HoyleP18.168Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Larry JansenP19.169Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Earl JohnsonP20.274Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
George Kell3B17.131Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Lou Klein2B21.071Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Chuck Kress1B18.023Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Johnny KucabP20.015Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Ed LevyOF-1B23.065Purchased by Phillies from Yankees. 
Danny LitwhilerOF23.123Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Phillies. 
Mickey LivingstonC25.047Returned to Springfield (Eastern) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Sal MaglieP22.250Returned to Buffalo (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Cliff MapesOF17.294Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Babe MartinOF19.279Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Jack Merson2B-3B17.349Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Joe MurrayP19.051Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Joe PageP22.065Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Al PapaiP22.239Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Johnny PeskySS-3B20.096Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Bob Ramazzotti2B-3B22.350Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Earl RappOF18.226Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Don Richmond3B20.066Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Eddie Robinson1B19.017Returned to Valdosta (Georgia-Florida) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Ray ScarboroughP22.162Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Andy SeminickC19.111Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Spec SheaP19.091Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Elmer SingletonP21.189Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Warren SpahnP18.253Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Snuffy Stirnweiss2B21.067Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Marlin StuartP21.146Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Jocko ThompsonP22.349Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Ben WadeP17.036Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Wally WestlakeOF19.054Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Hal WhiteP20.289Returned to Buffalo (International) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Gene WoodlingOF17.138Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Hank WyseP21.306Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs.