A’s SEND BYRD, ROBINSON TO YANKS FOR POWER, RENNA, BOLLWEG, 5 OTHERS AND $25,000 IN 13-PLAYER DEAL.
The biggest trade in the history of either club took place December 16, 1953 between the Philadelphia Athletics and the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees sent 8 players Vic Power (1B/OF), Bill Renna (OF), Don Bollweg (1B), Jim Finigan (3B), Al Robertson (C), John Gray (P), and two minor league players (unnamed in this story), as well as $25,000.
Byrd who won 26 games in two years for the A’s, will never match his wins in New York.
The stylish Power, a powerful first baseman, who had hoped to be the first black to play for the Yankees, enjoyed three outstanding seasons in the minors, including batting .331 and driving 109 runs for the Newark Bears last season, the team’s top farm club. He will go on to win seven gold globes and make four all star teams.
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