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Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Dodgers Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Milwaukee Braves New York Giants New York Yankees Philadelphia Athletics Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals Washington Senators The Yankees tour Japan and draw a record crowd of 64,000 when they play the first game against the All-Japan Stars in Osaka. IN THE NEWS: Andy Carey slugs 13 home runs, and Elston Howard bats .468 on the 25-game tour.
The Cubs trade IN THE NEWS: Ralph Kiner to the Indians for $60,000 plus OF Gale Wade and P Sam Jones. Kiner's home run total fell to 22 in 1954, though he hit .285.
The Athletics give manager IN THE NEWS: Eddie Joost his unconditional release and hire Lou Boudreau to replace him.
In an enormous two-part trade begun on November 14, the Yankees and Orioles exchange 17 players. Included are 1B
Dick Kryhoski, pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen, and SS Billy Hunter from Baltimore. To the Orioles go OF Gene Woodling, SS Willie Miranda, pitchers Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald, and catchers Gus Triandos and Hal Smith. The trade will help both teams.
The Pirates draft young IN THE NEWS: Roberto Clemente from the Dodgers farm system. Clemente hit just .257 at Montreal and Brooklyn assumed he would not be noticed.