Category Archive: Articles.Winter-Meetings-1-1901-1957

1923-29 Winter Meetings: The Negro Leagues Come East

1923 Eastern Colored League After the initial success in the…

1924 Winter Meetings: Big Drama in the Big Apple

Introduction and Context As the American and National Leagues…

1925 Winter Meetings: Different Script, Same Cast

Introduction and Context Once again the American and National…

1926 Winter Meetings: Changing of the Guard

National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues The…

1927 Winter Meetings: A Little on the Drafty Side

Introduction Deep in the heart of Texas, the National Association…

1928 Winter Meetings: The Draft Mess and Glimpses into the Future

Introduction The annual baseball winter meetings of 1928 took…

1929 Winter Meetings: Let's All Play by the Same Rules

Introduction The National Association of Professional Baseball…

1930 Winter Meetings: The Judge and the Mahatma Debate the Chain Store System

Prologue The American National Leagues each held individual…

1931 Winter Meetings: Baseball Gets a Taste of Depression

As the major-league ownership gathered in Chicago, Illinois from…

1932 Winter Meetings: Wealth of Changes Revitalizes Baseball in Poor Times

Introduction and Context America was engulfed in the Great…

1933 Winter Meetings: The Sell-Off

Introduction and Context Some of the best players in baseball…

1934 Winter Meetings: The Reds Go Under the Lights While the Braves Go to the Dogs

The 1934 baseball winter meetings could very easily have just…

1935 Winter Meetings: Inspirational Delegates Churn Cream Into Butter

Introduction and Context The National Association didn’t…

1936 Winter Meetings: Home Plate and Hurlers

The 1936 Winter Meetings were not the most exciting session.…

1937 Winter Meetings: More Business Than Baseball

Introduction and Context In 1937, both the National and the…

1938 Winter Meetings: Out of the Hat

Introduction and Context In 1938, the major leagues returned…

1939 Winter Meetings:  Tie Goes To The Commissioner

Introduction and Context The 1939 baseball winter meetings…

1940 Winter Meetings: Judge Landis' Final Reign

The 1940 major-league winter meetings, held at Chicago's Palmer…

1941 Winter Meetings: War and Uncertainty

 Minor-League Winter Meeting The prospect of war cast a long…

1942 Winter Meetings: Green Light Matters of Manpower and the Military

Introduction In January 1942, one month after the attack on…

1943 Winter Meetings: War on the Home Front

Introduction and Context Baseball’s 1943 winter meetings…

1944 Winter Meetings: A New Era Without Landis

Introduction and Context As World War II seemed to be winding…

1945 Winter Meetings: Resuming Peacetime Baseball

For the first time since 1941, major-league baseball was able…

1946 Winter Meetings: Tranquility and Turbulence

Punctuated by Enos Slaughter’s mad dash around the bases…

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