Orengo played regularly for the Cardinals in 1940, was sold to the Giants, and became
a handy utility infielder for four major league teams during the WWII player shortage.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 31, 1943:
Dodger Dolf Camilli, the league's MVP in 1941, is traded with Johnny Allen to the Giants for Bill Sayles, Bill Lohrman, and Joe Orengo. Camilli declines to report his new team and retires to a California ranch for the season. The next year he will manage in the PCL and in 1945 will return briefly to the Red Sox.
»December 12, 1944: The Tigers swap infielder Joe Orengo to the Red Sox for Skeeter Webb, son-in-law of Detroit manager Steve O'Neill. O'Neill denies any knowledge of trade talks, saying "I read about it in the morning paper."