Mar 30, 2019
On April 2, 1976 the Oakland A's trade future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and World Series hero and Al Start Pitcher Ken Holtzman to the Baltimore Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell.
At the time Jackson had won an MVP, made 6 All-Star appearances, was a driving force in 3 Championships, and he was second all-time in home runs for the franchise and 4th in career RBI's.
Holtzman was a workhorse pitching between 255 - 297 innings and winning 58% of his games. He made 2 All-Star games and won game 7 in the 1973 World Series.
Don Baylor at the time was an evolving player and Mike Torrez had established himself as a good pitcher but not on Holtzman's level.
We look into the trade and why it happened.
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