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Blockbuster trades in baseball history

A chronological list of some blockbuster trades in the history of major league baseball:

April 12, 1916: The Boston Red Sox trade Tris Speaker to the Cleveland Indians for Sad Sam Jones, Fred Thomas and $55,000.

Jan. 3, 1920: The Boston Red Sox trade Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $300,000 loan to Boston owner Harry Frazee.

Dec. 20, 1926: The New York Giants trade Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rogers Hornsby.

Dec. 12, 1933: The Philadelphia Athletics trade Lefty Grove, Rube Walberg and Max Bishop to the Boston Red Sox for Bob Kline, Rabbit Warstler and $125,000.

Dec. 10, 1935: The Philadelphia Athletics trade Jimmie Foxx along with Johnny Marcum to the Boston Red Sox for Gordon Rhodes, minor leaguer George Savino and $150,000.

Dec. 11, 1941: The St. Louis Cardinals trade Johnny Mize to the New York Giants for Ken O'Dea, Bill Lohrman, Johnny McCarthy and $50,000.

Dec. 9, 1965: The Cincinnati Reds trade Frank Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun and Dick Simpson.

April 2, 1976: The Oakland Athletics trade Reggie Jackson, Ken Holtzman and Bill Van Bommell to the Baltimore Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell.

June 15, 1977: The New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for Pat Zachry, Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn and Dan Norman.

Dec. 5, 1990: The Toronto Blue Jays trade Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez to the San Diego Padres for Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar.

Aug. 31, 1992: The Oakland Athletics trade Jose Canseco to the Texas Rangers for Ruben Sierra, Bobby Witt, Jeff Russell and an undisclosed amount of money.

July 31, 1997: The Oakland Athletics trade Mark McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals for T.J Mathews, Eric Ludwick, and Blake Stein.

May 15, 1998: The Florida Marlins trade Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla, Charles Johnson, Jim Eisenreich, and Manuel Barrios to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile.

Feb. 18, 1999: The Toronto Blue Jays trade Roger Clemens to the New York Yankees for David Wells, Graeme Lloyd, and Homer Bush.

Nov. 2, 1999: The Texas Rangers trade Juan Gonzalez, Danny Patterson, and Gregg Zaun to the Detroit Tigers for Justin Thompson, Alan Webb, Francisco Cordero, Gabe Kapler, Bill Haselman and Frank Catalanotto.

Feb. 10, 2000: The Seattle Mariners trade Ken Griffey Jr. to the Cincinnati Reds for Brett Tomko, Mike Cameron, Antonio Perez and Jake Meyer.


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