Monday, December 8, 2014

This Day In New York Yankees History 12/8:

On this day in 2009 the Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three team trade that was considered to be one of the fairest three team trades in history. Long story short the Yankees got Curtis Granderson from the Tigers, The Diamondbacks got Edwin Jackson from the Tigers and Ian Kennedy from the Yankees,  and the Tigers got Phil Coke and Austin Jackson from the Yankees and Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth from the Diamondbacks.

Also on this day in 2008 Yankees second basemen Joe Gordon received 10 of the possible 12 votes to be elected into the Hall of Fame. The Veteran's Committee inducted the 1942 Most Valuable Player, nine time All Star, and five time World Series champion.

Finally on this day in 1966 the New York Yankees traded two time MVP and single season home run king Roger Maris to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Yankees got third basemen Charley Smith in return for Maris. Maris would win a World Series with the Cardinals the next season and a pennant the season after that enjoying immediate success with his new team.  Smith will only hit .224 in his two year tenure as a Yankee.


  1. Forgot Scherzer was in that deal. But don't worry Arizona, Kennedy and Jackson are just as good

    ....Lets do a true upgrade here, lets add Melky Cabrera.

    Take that big fat trade chip, Bret Gardner, and bundle it with others, and do a blockbuster.
    A proven young arm, and a bat ? .....Not out of the question.

    Enough of talk of tweaking, and lets go for it. Do you want another vanilla team, for the third
    straight season ?

    Drink your leche.

  3. Diamondbacks really lost out on that trade.


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