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Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2014, 03:01:44 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?

I think they lose in the deal, they got an older player although a most experienced one
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Re: 6 weirdest trades in sports history
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2014, 05:03:24 PM »

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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?
Yep.  He was never of the Buffalo Braves for any game of the Braves'.  The first game he was owner for was a San Diego Clipper game.  Levin was a California business man and wanted a team close to home so he was happy to make the swap (as he never really like Boston). 

Supposedly the Nate Archibald for Kermit Washington trade was also part of the franchise swap. 

 

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