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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-20-2016

Milwaukee Journal, July 20, 1916:

CHRISTY MATHEWSON TRADED TO CINCINNATI FOR HERZOG

[Reds President Gerry] Herrmann announced today that he had agreed with President Harry Hempstead and Manager McGraw of the New York Nationals, to trade Charles Herzog, manager of the Reds and Outfielder Wade Killifer to the Giants for Christy Mathewson, Outfielder Rousch and Infielder McKechnie.
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[Mathewson] had expressed willingness to go to Cincinnati and had made arrangements sometime ago to move there.
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Members of the [Giants] expressed great regret at seeing Mathewson leave them after his long service with the Giants, but were unanimous in wishing him the best of luck in his new field.

Mathewson isn’t the greatest player to have been traded - that’s some guy named George Ruth - but he’s one of the best players to have been traded more than once. By my count, he’s fifth in career WAR among pitchers to have been traded multiple times, behind Alexander, Seaver, Maddux, and Big Unit.

The player to have racked up the most WAR with a team that eventually traded him was Hank Aaron, who had 142.1 WAR as a Brave and 0.4 WAR as a Brewer. Matty had 101.9 WAR as a Giant, -0.1 WAR as a Red.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 20, 2016 at 10:33 AM | 42 comment(s)
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