Cleveland Indians pitcher Jim Bagby joins the Pittsburgh Pirates through waivers.
Bagby was an instrumental member of the Indians’ championship team of 1920. After leading the league with 31 wins, 48 games pitched, 30 complete games, and 339 2/3 innings pitched that season, he came back to earth in 1921, going 14-12 with a 4.70 ERA while throwing 148 fewer innings. He was 4-5 in 1922 with a 6.32 ERA in 25 starts.
He would go 3-2 in 21 games for the Pirates in 1923 to end his career at the age of 33.
Also on this date in Tribe history:
1971 – Sam Jones passes away. He was dealt by Cleveland to the Chicago Cubs for Hall of Fame outfielder Ralph Kiner following the 1954 season.
1973 – Johnny Damon is born. He spent the final 64 games of his 18-year MLB career with the Indians in 2012.
1974 – Reliever Jose Santiago is born. He played with Cleveland in 25 games in 2003.