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Monday, April 25, 2016

Harry Chiti Traded To Cleveland


April 26, 1962, Harry Chiti a catcher known for his defense is traded by the Cleveland Indians  to the New York Mets  for a player to be named later. June 15, 1962, Harry Chiti is the player to be named later in the deal. He becomes the first player in Major League Baseball to be traded for himself. Dickie Noles, Brad Gulden, and John McDonald would allow follow Chiti being traded for themselves. He never played in another major league after being traded. He played two more years at AAA before calling it a career. He played for the Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers, and New York Mets.

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