On ,December 8 1980 —  The St Louis Cardinals and Padres complete the first major trade at the annual winter meetings in Dallas, TX. Reliever Rollie Fingers, who won 11 games and saved 23 for San Diego in 1980, and 24-year-old catcher Terry Kennedy, who hit .254 for St. Louis, are the keys in the 11-player swap.

Rollie Fingers’ glorious Cardinals career lasts all of four days before he’s dealt to the Brewers in another blockbuster deal.


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