On January 3, 1961 — Frank ‘Trader’ Lane assumes the post as the Kansas City A’s general manager and executive vice president. The former GM of the Indians will be best remembered by Cleveland fans for his controversial trade last season of popular outfielder Rocky Colavito to the Tigers in exchange for Harvey Kuenn, a swap that gave rise to the Colavito Curse, believed to bring a series of misfortune events to the Tribe over many decades.

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National Pastime January 28

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