When occured: 
Wed, 1953-12-16

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.


More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

August 30

  • 2011

    Hugh McQuillan and Heinie Mueller combine to ...

  • 2006

    On August 30, 2006, Boston right-hander Curt Schilling fans ...

  • 1999

    On August 30, 1999, Edgardo Alfonzo of the New York Mets bec ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Johnny Evers

2B, Boston Braves

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

George Brett

3B, Kansas City Royals

Read Bio
Season Profile

1997 Boston Red Sox

The man who made the

Read Bio
Historical Figure

New York

The New York Knickerbockers

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Harry Davis

Philadelphia Athletics

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Angel Stadium

Originally known as Anaheim

Read Bio
All Star, Bill Renna, Carmen Mauro, Don Bollweg, Eddie Robinson, Gold Glove, Harry Byrd, Jim Finigan, Jim Robertson, John Gray, Loren Babe, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, Tom Hamilton, Vic Power
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: