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A peek at the past

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A historical look at the dates of December 4-10

December 4, 1963
RHP Jim Bunning and C Gus Triandos acquired from Detroit Tigers for OF Don Demeter and RHP Jack Hamilton.

December 5, 1978
Free agent Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the Phillies and becomes the highest-paid athlete in team sports.

December 6, 1945
Larry Bowa born in Sacramento, CA.

December 8, 1959
OF Johnny Callison acquired from Chicago White Sox for 3B Gene Freese.

December 9, 1982
OF Von Hayes acquire from Cleveland Indians for 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco, RHP Jay Baller and C Jerry Willard.

December 10, 1985
RHP Steve Bedrosian and OF Milt Thompson acquired from Atlanta Braves for C Ozzie Virgil and RHP Pete Smith.