The New York Yankees trade heralded prospect Vic Power to the Kansas City A’s as part of an 11-player deal that brings power-hitting first baseman Eddie Robinson to the Bronx. In total the Yankees send 1B Vic Power, infielders Jim Finigan and Don Bollweg, OF Bill Renna, C Jim Robertson, and P John Gray to the A's. Philadelphia packs veteran 1B Eddie Robinson, Loren Babe, P Harry Byrd, and outfielders Tom Hamilton and Carmen Mauro to New York. Byrd, who won 26 games in two years for the A's, will never match his wins in New York. The stylish Power, had appeared destined to become the first black player in Yankee history, the American Association batting leader in 1953, will win seven Gold Gloves and make the All-Star team four times.
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