On October 23, 1973 — Boston Red Sox trades first baseman Ben Ogilvie to the  Detroit Tigers in exchange for Dick McAuliffe. The former Detroit shortstop will hit only .210 in 100 games for his new team next season, but in 1975 the Hartford native will become the manager of the club’s Double-A farm team, the Bristol Red Sox, located in his home state of Connecticut.

Oglive will go out to have several excellent seasons, most with Milwaukee including hitting 41 homeruns in 1980.

 


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