On December 9, 1981 The Seattle Mariners Baseball Team traded journeyman first baseman and left fielder Dan Meyer to the Oakland Athletics Baseball Team for young minor league pitcher Rich Bordi
Reviewing the Baseball Players
Dan Meyer, First Baseman, Left-fielder, was an established baseball player, who just finished his 8th major season, when this trade took place 2 weeks or so before Christmas. In 1977 for Seattle the left-handed batting Dan Meyer hit .273 and career-highs in the following categories - 24 doubles, 22 homers, 75 Runs and 90 RBIs. The 5 ft11, 180 pound Dan Meyer was a quick-stepping fielder and a fast base runner. He was 29 years old at trade time and after he joined Oakland he hit .240 with 28 extra base hits in 120 games, there-after the next 3 seasons he playing time was limited, injuries, etc. Born on 8.3.1952 in Hamilton, Ohio
Rich Bordi Pitcher Right-handed. In his first two major league seasons, at age 21, he appeared in 1 game in 1980 and 2 games in ’81, 4 innings total and was not a pitcher of record. Rich Bordi pitched in 7 games, 2 starts with Mariners in 1982 then was dealt to the Cubs, where he pitched fine. Rich Bordi hurled with the NY Yankees in 1985, Orioles in ’86, Yankees again in ’87 and his last year back with Oakland.
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