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When occured: 
Thu, 1938-12-29

The Boston Braves buy Al Simmons from the Washington Senators for $3‚000. 

Simmons hit 307 career home runs, also compiling more hits than any right-handed batter in American League history until  Al Kaline. A deadly clutch hitter and a favorite of manager Connie Mack, Simmons won batting titles in 1930 and 1931 to help the A's to consecutive pennants.  He accumulated 2,000 hits in 1,390 games, which remains the shortest number of games needed to attain that mark in major league history.

Boston will trade him to the Cincinnati Reds during the 1939 season.

 

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