Forty years ago today, on November 30, 1972, there were 9 trades in MLB:
The Detroit Tigers traded Jim Foor and Norm McRae to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dick Sharon.
The Chicago Cubs traded Bob Maneely (minors), Joe Decker and Bill Hands to the Minnesota Twins for Dave LaRoche.
The Texas Rangers traded Horacio Pina to the Oakland Athletics for Mike Epstein.
The Texas Rangers traded Tom Ragland to the Cleveland Indians for Vince Colbert.
The Philadelphia Phillies traded Joe Lis, Ken Reynolds and Ken Sanders to the Minnesota Twins for Cesar Tovar.
The San Diego Padres traded Al Severinsen to the New York Mets for Dave Marshall.
The Cincinnati Reds traded Hal McRae and Wayne Simpson to the Kansas City Royals for Roger Nelson and Richie Scheinblum.
The Cleveland Indians traded Terry Wedgewood (minors) and Del Unser to the Philadelphia Phillies for Roger Freed and Oscar Gamble.
The Atlanta Braves traded Taylor Duncan and Earl Williams to the Baltimore Orioles for Pat Dobson, Roric Harrison, Davey Johnson and Johnny Oates.
Some notes on these trades:
- Two different McRaes were traded
- All-Stars: LaRoche, Hal McRae, Simpson, Scheinblum, Dobson, Johnson
- Players w/ memorable nicknames: Superjew, Pepito, Spider
- Future managers: McRae, Johnson, Oates