Some weird trades

Trading players is from all times. But one trade is weirder than the other.

Here is an overview of weird trades that happened through the history of baseball.

In 1994, the Minnesota Twins traded future Hall of Famer Dave Winfield to577-533fr the Cleveland Indians for player to be named later. But when the season was cut short due to the player strike, the GM’s of the two clubs met to discuss which player should be sent back. But instead sending a player in return both GM’s had a dinner with a big steak, so Dave Winfield was traded for a steak dinner….

Fishy deal
The Pacific Suns of the independent Western League traded Ken Kahenbuhl to the Greensville Bluesmen of the independent Texas-Louisiana League. Believe it or not but the Suns got 10 pounds of catfish, a player to be named later, and cash in return.

For Harry Chitti, a journey man catcher, being traded wasn’t something new as the Cleveland Indians traded him to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. Chitti didn’t play very well. The player that the Indians got in return for Chitti was, well… Chitti.

Histoire se répète 
Even in baseball history repeats itself as Dickie Noles was traded to the Tigers by theI Cubs in 1987 for a player to be named later. Eventually Noles was the player to be named later and was traded back to the Cubs.

In 1989, the independent Reno Silver Sox traded Tom Fortugno to the Milwauke Brewers organization in exchange for $2,500 and…. a bag of baseballs.

Suits him fine
Ever heard of Cy Young? Yeah the guy after whom the award for the best pitcher was named. Well, Young was once traded by the Indians to the Tigers for $2,500 and a brand new suit….

Johnny Jones

Joe Engel, owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts was the Bill Veeck of the minor leagues. Always looking for some weird promotions to lure fans to the stadium. In 1931 Engel had another one of his publicity stunts as he traded Johnny Jones to Charlotte in exchange for a …….. turkey.

Hit the nail right on the head
While Moses “Lefty” Grove was pitching for Martinsburg, the outfield fence of the stadium where his team played was devastated by a storm.
To repair the fence, it would cost the community a whopping $3,500; a big amount in those days. So what did the owner of the Martinsburg Mountaineers? He sold the left hander for a nail slinger….


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