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Kenny Rogers and Mariano Duncan for Greg Vaughn: 50 HRs the Yankees Lost

early July 1997, rumors swirled that the New York Yankees were going to swing a deal with the San Diego Padres.

The Yankees would send much-maligned left-hander Kenny Rogers, along with second baseman Mariano Duncan to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Greg Vaughn and a minor league pitcher.

Rogers's claim to fame was that he had pitched a perfect game in 1994 for the Texas Rangers and that he was knocked out of the box by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth game of the 1996 World Series. That was the game that Jim Leyritz tied with a dramatic home run, which turned the Series around.

In 1997, the Yankees sent the ineffective Rogers (4-4, 5.90 ERA) to the bullpen in an effort to minimize the damage he might cause.

Duncan ...

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