On March 23, 1959, the San Francisco Giants clear space for future Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey by trading first baseman Bill White to the St. Louis Cardinals. Cepeda won the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award in 1958 after batting .312 with 25 home runs and 96 RBIs. McCovey, a top prospect in San Francisco’s farm system, will make his major league debut in 1959.