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6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Ugh....  Curse of the workplace filter.
maxim is blocked huh. 

Here are the 6, the link has more detail

6. Walter Restrepo, traded for two nights of transportation and lodging
5. Cliff Dapper, traded for broadcaster Ernie Harwell
4. Tom Martin, traded for a bus
3. Cy Young, traded for a suit
2. John McDonald, traded for John McDonald
1. Fritz Petersonís entire life, traded for Mike Kekichís entire life

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Ugh....  Curse of the workplace filter.
maxim is blocked huh. 

Here are the 6, the link has more detail

6. Walter Restrepo, traded for two nights of transportation and lodging
5. Cliff Dapper, traded for broadcaster Ernie Harwell
4. Tom Martin, traded for a bus
3. Cy Young, traded for a suit
2. John McDonald, traded for John McDonald
1. Fritz Petersonís entire life, traded for Mike Kekichís entire life

Thanks. 

Cant exactly say I 'm shocked that Maxim is blocked.   I'm actually surprised Maxim still exists.


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Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Before I clicked I thought "this is a stupid list if they don't have those Yankee relief pitchers who traded families on there."  Well played Maxim, you gained a notch in my book.  Putting you at about notch 2.

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Ugh....  Curse of the workplace filter.
maxim is blocked huh. 

Here are the 6, the link has more detail

6. Walter Restrepo, traded for two nights of transportation and lodging
5. Cliff Dapper, traded for broadcaster Ernie Harwell
4. Tom Martin, traded for a bus
3. Cy Young, traded for a suit
2. John McDonald, traded for John McDonald
1. Fritz Petersonís entire life, traded for Mike Kekichís entire life

John McDonald was traded for himself?

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Ugh....  Curse of the workplace filter.
maxim is blocked huh. 

Here are the 6, the link has more detail

6. Walter Restrepo, traded for two nights of transportation and lodging
5. Cliff Dapper, traded for broadcaster Ernie Harwell
4. Tom Martin, traded for a bus
3. Cy Young, traded for a suit
2. John McDonald, traded for John McDonald
1. Fritz Petersonís entire life, traded for Mike Kekichís entire life

John McDonald was traded for himself?

Yep.  He was traded by the Blue Jays for a player to be named later at the trade deadline one year.  That November, he was traded back to the Blue Jays as the player to be named later to complete the earlier deal.  Trades are so much easier to complete in baseball than the NBA.

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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Ugh....  Curse of the workplace filter.
maxim is blocked huh. 

Here are the 6, the link has more detail

6. Walter Restrepo, traded for two nights of transportation and lodging
5. Cliff Dapper, traded for broadcaster Ernie Harwell
4. Tom Martin, traded for a bus
3. Cy Young, traded for a suit
2. John McDonald, traded for John McDonald
1. Fritz Petersonís entire life, traded for Mike Kekichís entire life

John McDonald was traded for himself?

Yep.  He was traded by the Blue Jays for a player to be named later at the trade deadline one year.  That November, he was traded back to the Blue Jays as the player to be named later to complete the earlier deal.  Trades are so much easier to complete in baseball than the NBA.
He wasn't the first guy that happened to and probably won't be the last either.  I think he was the most recent, which is why they used him.

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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I believe in the late 40s the Sox traded Matt Batts to the St Louis Browns for Les Moss and a player to be named later who turned out to be himself

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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The weirdest Celtics trade was when Irv Levin traded them for the Buffalo Braves.  Really weird.

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2014, 01:44:59 PM »

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Ugh....  Curse of the workplace filter.
maxim is blocked huh. 

Here are the 6, the link has more detail

6. Walter Restrepo, traded for two nights of transportation and lodging
5. Cliff Dapper, traded for broadcaster Ernie Harwell
4. Tom Martin, traded for a bus
3. Cy Young, traded for a suit
2. John McDonald, traded for John McDonald
1. Fritz Petersonís entire life, traded for Mike Kekichís entire life

John McDonald was traded for himself?

Yep.  He was traded by the Blue Jays for a player to be named later at the trade deadline one year.  That November, he was traded back to the Blue Jays as the player to be named later to complete the earlier deal.  Trades are so much easier to complete in baseball than the NBA.

That worked out to be a pretty even trade for the Jays, huh?

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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funny, didn't see john odom in the list.  he was traded for 10 maple bats!
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Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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The weirdest Celtics trade was when Irv Levin traded them for the Buffalo Braves.  Really weird.

Yeah, a really bizarre move given Buffalo wasn't nearly the market Boston was even then. 

The weirdest Celtic acquisition was when we passed on Cousy in the draft with Red openly mocking the "local yokels" who wanted us to take him, then wound up getting him by LOSING a dispersal lottery for a folded team. 

Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
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The weirdest Celtics trade was when Irv Levin traded them for the Buffalo Braves.  Really weird.

Yeah, a really bizarre move given Buffalo wasn't nearly the market Boston was even then. 



I'm trying to remember, was this part of Levin's master plan to move to San Diego?  He couldn't move the Celtics, but no problem with the Braves.  Or did Levin go through life without a master plan?

 

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