On February 24, 1948 — The Chicago White Sox trade Ed Lopat to the New York Yankees for Aaron Robinson, Bill Wight and Fred Bradley. Lopat known as the Junkman will star for seven seasons in pinstripes, winning 21 in 1951 and going 16-4 in 1953, compiling an impressive 113-59 (.657) record. Robinson’s main value to the Sox will come at the end of the season when he’s swapped for another lefty pitcher, Billy Pierce.

 

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