60 years ago, the Yankees and Orioles completed a three-week long, 17-player trade
60 years ago, Yanks and O's made 17-player deal
What do you know about large-volume trades?
Maybe you thought the Marlins-Blue Jays 12-player deal from two years ago was big. The one involving Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buerhle.
Or perhaps you harken back to 2002, when the Rockies, Brewers and Mets swapped 11 total players. Pinch-hit king Lenny Harris, Ross Gload and Benny "Hawaiian Punch" Agbayani were involved in that one.
But none compare to the 17-player transaction between the Yankees and Orioles in 1954. The trade started on Nov. 14 and wasn't officially completed until Dec. 1. It still stands today as the largest deal in MLB history. While the O's received former AL Rookie of the Year Harry Byrd and All-Star catcher Gus Triandos, the Yanks probably got the better part of the deal -- picking up future Cy Young winner Bob Turley and, you know, some guy named Don Larsen:
Here's the full list of players acquired below:
Yankees - Billy Hunter, Mike Blyzka, Darrell Johnson, Jim Fridley, Dick Kryhoski, Larsen and Turley.
Orioles - Jim McDonald, Willy Miranda, Hal Smith, Gene Woodling, Bill Miller, Kal Segrist, Don Leppert, Theodore Del Guercio, Triandos and Byrd.