On February 2, 1999
San Diego Padres’ outfielder Greg Vaughn becomes the first player traded in major league history after hitting 50 home runs during the season. The slugger is dealt to the Cincinnati Reds, along with Mark Sweeney for Reggie Sanders, Damian Jackson, and Josh Harris.
Vaughn spent one season in Cincinnati hitting .245 with 45 homers and driving in 118. When he was traded to the Reds he refused to shave off his goatee, and after meeting with Marge she agreed to let players keep facial hair as long it was neatly trimmed.
Sanders will have a solid year in San Diego hitting 285 with 26 homeruns and he was well traveled after 1999 playing on 7 different teams before wrapping his career up at age 39. Sanders will play in a dozen playoff series from 2000 – 2005 and will Play in the World Series 3 times and was part of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks championship.