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Thursday January 1,1942This 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
Woody AbernathyP26.334Signed as Free Agent by Giants. 
Cal AbramsOF17.305Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Bob AlexanderP19.147Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Monty Basgall2B19.327Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Matt BattsC20.077Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Ted BeardOF20.359Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Neil BerrySS-2B19.355Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Charlie BishopP18.000Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Ewell BlackwellP19.070Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Don Bollweg1B20.323Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Ray Boone3B-SS18.158Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Paul BurrisC18.164Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Cliff ChambersP19.356Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Jerry Coleman2B-SS17.109Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Cliff FanninP17.233Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
Dave FerrissP20.027Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Les FusselmanC20.300Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Joe GaragiolaC15.323Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Mike GarciaP18.045Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Ted GrayP17.001Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Bob HallP18.010Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Bud HardinSS-2B19.201Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Clint HartungP19.144Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Fred Hatfield3B-2B16.289Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Jim HearnP20.265Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Mel Hoderlein2B18.191Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Cal HoweP17.035Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Ernie JohnsonP17.199Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Sheldon JonesP19.333Returned to Oklahoma City (Texas) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
George LerchenOF19.031Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Turk LownP17.216Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Fred Marsh3B-SS17.362Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Wayne McLelandP17.125Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Russ MeyerP18.068Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Les MossC16.232Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Steve NagyP22.218Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Rocky Nelson1B17.044Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Nap Reyes3B-1B22.038Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Al Rosen3B17.307Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Johnny SainP24.098Purchased by Braves from Nashville (Southern Association). 
Jerry ScalaOF17.096Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Red Schoendienst2B18.333Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Andy SeminickC21.111Returned to Elizabethton (Appalachian) after expiration of minor league working agreement. 
Charlie SilveraC17.080Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Al SimaP20.086Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Bill Sommers3B-2B18.318Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Ebba St. ClaireC20.149Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Leo Thomas3B18.159Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Bobby ThomsonOF18.068Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Earl TurnerC18.240Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Earl TurnerC18.240Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Vic WertzOF-1B16.326Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Dick WhitmanOF21.053Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Al WidmarP16.287Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
George WilsonOF16.124Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Tom WrightOF18.101Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Eddie YuhasP17.149Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees.