The Philadelphia Athletics complete a previous trade made with the Naps by sending outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson to Cleveland.
Jackson fulfilled the player to be named later in a trade that sent Morrie Rath to Cleveland for Bris Lord. Jackson had played just five games in each of his two seasons in Philadelphia, batting .130 and .176 in the two trips. He will provide a healthy .387 batting average in his new home in 20 games in 1910 before becoming a regular in the Naps lineup, hitting .408 the following season in 147 games. He would lead the league in hits in both 1912 and 1913. He was also tops in triples in 1912 and doubles in 1913.
Towards the tail end of 1915, the Indians sent him to the Chicago White Sox for three players and cash. The rest of his story is a bit better known from there.
Also on this date in Tribe history:
1987 – The Indians’ Steve Carlton earns a no-decision against Baltimore, making him winless in his last seven outings with an 0-5 record. Cleveland will deal the future Hall of Famer to the Minnesota Twins the next day for a player to be named later, Jeff Perry, who is sent on August 18th.