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The New York Yankees Traded Roger Maris for Him?

Paderson is a die-hard New York Mets' fan. In 1966, Dave was attending New York University's graduate school.

One December night that year, on his way back to his home in Flushing, Dave received a wonderful present from New York's other team.



"We are committed to making a fresh start with young players. Smith gives us an experienced third baseman. He'll still have to beat out the kids to get the job, but at least we know he can do it."

Lee MacPhail, New York Yankees' general manager.



The Roger Maris Trade

On Dec. 8, 1966, the sixth place New York Yankees traded Roger Maris to the St. Louis Cardinals.

I was in the subway, on my way home from New York University. ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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