One hundred years ago today, the Brewers sold their star slugger, Larry Chappelle, to the Chicago White Sox.
John Beall, a catcher, and $15,000 in cash.
Beall had been a Brewer earlier in the season, when the Cleveland Indians sold him to the Brewers before he had finished clearing waivers. The White Sox stepped in and claimed him after he had played a mere three games in a Brewer uniform. That left a bad taste in the mouth of many Brewer fans, and as sad as they were to see Chappelle go, sending him to Chicago's south side made it worse.
Chappelle, of course, was understandably thrilled to get his shot in the bigs.