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Mon, 1971-11-29

Six teams are involved in a series of blockbuster trades. In a swap of star pitchers, the San Francisco Giants send Gaylord Perry and Frank Duffy to the Cleveland Indians for Sam McDowell.

 

The Chicago Cubs deal pitcher Ken Holtzman to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Rick Monday.

 

The Cincinnati Reds trade first baseman Lee May and 2B Tommy Helms, and OF Jimmy Stewart to the Houston Astros for second baseman Joe Morgan and Cesar Geronimo, and Jack Billingham. This last trade, criticized in the Cincinnati press, is one of the best in Reds history, and puts the wheels on the Big Red Machine, as future Hall of Fame member Morgan will win two MVP Awards with the team.

 

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Cesar Geronimo, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Frank Duffy, Gaylord Perry, Houston Astros, Jack Billingham, Jimmy Stewart, Joe Morgan, Ken Holtzman, Lee May, Oakland Athletics, Rick Monday, Sam McDowell, San Francisco Giants, Tommy Helms

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