Xtra! … Xtra! … Dodgers and Yankees fans wonder why???
A trade made around the Thanksgiving Day Holiday in 1962 was upsetting to fans on both coasts of our country. On November 26, 1962 the Los Angeles Dodgers traded starting pitcher Stan Williams to the New York Yankees for slugging first baseman Bill Moose Skowron.
Of course if either player helps their new team win their pennants, few people will give management credit.
Reviewing the baseball players
Stan Williams Pitcher – one of the Dodgers workhorses from 1960 thru 1962 he posted win/loss records of 14-10, 15-12 and 14-12. As a rookie in 1958 Stan Williams compiled a 9-7 record with 80 strikeouts (Ks) in 119 innings.
Here’s the lowdown – In 1959 Stan Williams was 5-5 and picked up the victory in Game 2 of a special playoff against the old Milwaukee Braves to give LA Dodgers the National pennant…… however …..
In 1962, Stan Williams was 14-12 for the season and this time in a special third and final playoff game for the NL pennant he walked in the winning run to give the San Francisco Giants the pennant. So he was traded!
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|Bill Skowron || |
|Birthdate: ||12/18/1930 |
|Height / Weight: ||5' 11" / 195 lbs. |
|Place of Birth: ||Chicago, IL, USA |
|Bats / Throws: ||R / R |
Baseball Historian Biography
Moose Skowron batted over .300 in his first four seasons with the New York Yankees, 1954 thru 1957. He hit more than 20 HR's three straight seasons 1960-62 and drove in 80 or more runs in five diff. years. Skowron anchored 1st base with his fine, dependable fielding and with his late inning clutch-hitting helped the Yankees win a total of seven pennants and four World Crowns. In the 1958 World Series vs. the Milwaukee Braves, Skowron drove in the winning run in Game 6 and his big bat produced a three-run home run to give the Yankees a 6-2 victory in Game 7, an another World Crown. Skowron was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the winter of 1962 and he helped them win the pennant. In the World Series vs the Yankees, Moose Skowron went 5 for 13 and blasted a home run as the Dodgers sweep the Yankees. He finished his outstanding career playing in his hometown - for the Chicago White Sox. Bill Moose Skowron career: .282 BA in 1658 games, collected 1566 hits, 243 D, 53 T, 211 HR's, with 888 RBI's. Moose Skowron -Thanks for your always generous, good-natured attitude and your winning style of play. Baseball History
Moose Skowron graduated from Weber/Gordon Tech High School in Chicago