December 26, 1953 – In the first six-players-for-one deal in baseball history, the Braves acquired infielder Danny O’Connell from the Pittsburgh Pirates. O’Connell, a third baseman, was used as a second baseman by the Braves. He will hit .279 in 1954 but fall of quickly after that.

He was traded for Larry Lassalle (minors), Sid Gordon, Sam Jethroe, Curt Raydon, Max Surkont, Fred Waters and $100,000.


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