Episode 267 - Joe Gordon for Allie Reynolds

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It's not often you get straight up one-for-one trades. It's even less often that you get one that works out as designed for both teams, but that's what happened 75 years ago this week when the Yankees traded future Hall of Famer Joe Gordon for future ace Allie Reynolds. Both would be huge factors in the championship ambitions of their new teams, as Mike and Bill find out, and important to the burgeoning efforts of the American League to welcome players of color.

Plus, happy birthday to Freddie Patek and José Valentín!

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