In early January of 1989 when the snow was on the ground in Chicago and Cleveland, and with both teams brass probably sunning in some warm place this trade of three young players was consummated.
On January 23 1989 the Cleveland Indians traded Eddie Williams to the White Sox for a pair of pitchers, Joel Davis and Ed Wojna.
Reviewing the Baseball Players by Baseball Historian
Eddie Williams Third Baseman RH started in pro baseball at age 19 back in 1983 with Little Falls of the NY Penn Rookie League and batted .263 with 6 doubles and 6 homers in just 50 games. A lined drive batsman Eddie Williams had a very fine ratio of strikeouts (Ks) to at bats … just 216 Ks in 1145 major league games. From 1986-88 he played with the Indians as a part time infielder. After this trade, Eddie Williams put up fine stats for Chicago, a .274 batting average with 11 extra base hits in 201 at bats. He later played with the Padres, the Tigers, Dodgers and Pirates until 1998.
Joel Davis Pitcher RH started in the minors with Sarasota of the Fla. St. League and posted a 6-2 record with 95 strikeouts in just 75 innings Wow. A highly touted fastball pitcher, he was said to be able to reach near 100 mph on the radar speed gun. Joel Davis debuted with the White Sox in 1985 and had a 3-3 record with 4.16 ERA, 37 Ks, 26 walks in 71.1 innings, spanning 12 games. He was hyped by Chicago’s media because of his fastball and pitched three more years with ChiSox and did not pitch in majors after this deal went into effect.
Ed Wojna Pitcher RH broke into professional baseball in 1981 at age 21 with Spartanburg of the West Carolinas League and immediately caught the attention of baseball scouts by striking out 130 would be batters in 178 innings with a 11-13 record, and a 4.13 ERA. He originally came thru the minors in an affiliation of the San Diego Padres. Ed Wojna pitched 4 years with Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League Triple-A baseball, and did pitch in 15 games with Padres in 1985.