Friday, April 10, 2015

Ben Affleck/Matt Damon Movie in Works about Yankees Wife Swap

On March 5, 1973 the New York Yankees made history by having the first documented wife swap in Major League Baseball history. Yankees teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announced that they traded families, including wives, children and dogs, in an interesting turn of events. The swap worked out well for Peterson who eventually married his best friend’s former wife and had four children with her while things didn’t go as well for Kekich and Marilyn Peterson. These two broke up shortly after the swap and had to watch as Fritz and Kekich’s wife went on to live happily ever after. You can’t make this stuff up but directors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will try to at least dramatize it enough to make it into a major motion picture in the coming years.

No release date has been announced for the project and no cast members have been cast as the idea has been thrown around back and forth and almost scrapped all together. The project, for now at least, seems to be back on and should be an interesting watch if you’re a Yankees fan. I wouldn’t go to the theater to see this but it will be something I will definitely check out if the movie idea ever comes to fruition. 


  1. It was not a big deal back when it happened, remember it was back in the Flower Child and Free Love days.

  2. ROCKET.....I disagree regarding the Kekich / Peterson exchange of wives.

    It was truly a big deal here in NYC. Front page on all the papers, at times lead
    story on the news shows.

    It was not Charles Manson killing Sharon Tate, and others in California.
    But it was so out of the ordinary, that even casual readers / watchers followed the
    story. Exchanging wives ! Did that really happen ?

    The country was still innocent then. We had standards, rules, and values.
    Unlike the low end trash today, that is given the headlines.
    I need not tell you that.

    1. Patrick...
      Wasn't that the time of Free Love and rebellion? I was out of the country at the time and returned after it was over but still, not much was made of it in Calfornia.
      Ok, you may have had a better idea of it than I did on the west coast.

    2. I heard patrick tried it with the O'Hara's down the road and Anne Marie kicked him in the balls and that was the end of it. He would know. Still has the scar.

  3. BURCH almost had it right. O'hara's ? It was the seductive
    Carolyn Scalzo who issued the call for free love. And my scrotum was the targeted
    area for Anne Marie.


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