On ,December 15 1923 — 1923 – Al Szymanski, 21, who signed with his hometown Milwaukee club in the spring and was farmed out to Shreveport, is traded. Connie Mack secured the rights to his contract while he was at Shreveport; at the end of the season he reported to Milwaukee and hit .398 in 24 games. Scorekeepers change his name to Al Simmons. The A’s send IF Heinie Scheer and outfielders Wid Matthews and Frank “Beauty” McGowan to Milwaukee for the Simmons sleeper.





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