On February 5, 1930 — The Reds select Leo Durocher (.246, 0, 32) off waivers. The 24 year-old shortstop, an unpopular player in the Yankees clubhouse, falls out of favor in New York after a salary dispute with Ed Barrow, the club’s general manager.

Leo would spend four years with the Reds. During that span he hit .227 with six homers and ninety-seven RBI before being traded to the Cardinals along with Dutch Henry and Jack Ogden for Sparky Adams, Allyn Stout and Paul Derringer.

Fun fact: Later working with the Dodgers he discovered a power hitter by the name of Herman Munster.

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