On November 29, 1936 — Judge Landis declares Lee Handley and Johnny Peacock of the Cincinnati Reds free agents. They had been covered up on minor league teams by the Reds.

In a 10-season career, Handley was a .269 hitter with 15 home runs and 297 RBI in 968 games and will have MVP considerations in 1938. In a nine-season career, Peacock was a .262 hitter with one home run and 194 RBI in 619 games, including 175 runs, 455 hits, 74 doubles, 16 triples, 14 stolen bases, and a .333 on-base percentage.

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