On January 30, 1959, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquire pitcher Harvey Haddix, catcher Smoky Burgess, and infielder Don Hoak (photo)from the Cincinnati Reds for third baseman Frank Thomas, infielder-outfielder Jim Pendleton, outfielder Johnny Powers and pitcher Charles “Whammy” Douglas


Frank Thomas (no, not that one 😉 ) played one year in Cincy hitting .225 with 12 HR and 47 RBI. He would be traded to the Cubs in December for Bill Henry, Lou Jackson and Lee Walls.