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On This Day In History | 1954

November 18, 2012

Larsen deals during his perfect game

On this day 58 years ago the first stage of the largest trade in Major League history was completed.  On November 18th Don Larsen, Bob Turley and Billy Hunter left the Baltimore Orioles for the Big Apple in exchange for Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Hal Smith, Gus Triandos, Gene Woodling, and Willy Miranda.  On December 1st, 8 more players changed allegiances as Mike Blyzka, Darrell Johnson, Jim Fridley, and Dick Kryhoski came to the Yankees for Bill Miller, Don Leppert, Kal Segrist, and Ted Del Guercio.  When the dust finally settled 17 players had traded jerseys.

The Yankees were the decided winners of the deal as Turley went 82-52 over 8 years and Larsen pitched a perfect game in game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

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