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Three Historic Trades for Mets on June 15th

Three Historic Trades for Mets on June 15th

Three Historic Trades for Mets on June 15th

Interesting day in New York Mets History - -

They aquire two firstbasemen that help deliver 2 World Series Titles and trade away the face of the Franchise, Tom Seaver.

 

On June 15, 1977, the New York Mets trade franchise pitcher Tom Seaver just moments before the trading deadline. The Mets send Seaver to the Reds for four players: infielder Doug Flynn, outfielders Steve Henderson and Dan Norman, and pitcher Pat Zachry. Seaver will go on to win 75 games for the Reds in five-and-a-half seasons, and hurl his only no-hit game in a Cincinnati uniform.

On June 15, 1969, the New York Mets acquire first baseman Donn Clendenon from the Montreal Expos for infielder Kevin Collins and pitchers Steve Renko, Bill Carden, and Dave Colon. Clendenon will hit 12 home runs over the second half of the season and help the Mets to their first world championship.

On June 15, 1983, the New York Mets acquire first baseman Keith Hernandez from the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey. The onetime MVP ill help the Mets win the World Series in 1986.

By The Baseball Page
Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011

 

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1969 World Series, 1986 World Series, Cincinnati Reds, Dan Norman, Donn Clendenon, Doug Flynn, Keith Hernandez, Kevin Collins, Neil Allen, New York Mets, Rick Ownbey, Steve Henderson, Steve Renko, Tom Seaver

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