IN THE NEWS: The Phils sell star pitcher Grover Alexander, twice a 30-game winner, and his personal catcher "Reindeer" Bill Killefer to the Cubs for righthander "Iron" Mike Prendergast, C Pickles Dillhoefer, and $55,000. Phils owner William Baker later admits he made the trade because, "I needed the money." The 5th-place Cubs expect the addition of Alexander to greatly strengthen their staff, but Alex will be drafted in the Army.
IN THE NEWS: The Phils keep swapping with the Cubs, this month sending OF Dode Paskert, a 7-year veteran, to Chicago for left-handed slugger Cy Williams. Williams will flourish in Baker Bowl, and will hit 222 homers for the Phils over the next 13 years. Paskert will not enjoy the same success in the Windy City.