On June 4, 1953, the Pittsburgh Pirates trade future Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, catcher Joe Garagiola, outfielder Catfish Metkovich, and pitcher Howie Pollet to the Chicago Cubs for catcher Toby Atwell, infielders George Freese and Preston Ward, outfielders Bob Addis and Gene Hermanski, pitcher Bob Schultz, and $150,000.
Houston acquires slugger Evan Gattis, along with reliever James Hoyt, from Atlanta for pitcher Mike Foltynewicz and two minor leaguers. Gattis would go on to lead the Astros in home runs (27) and RBIs (88) that season.
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