Monday, March 21, 2016

TRADED: 1977 BUCKY "$*&@!" DENT

Here’s a traded card for shortstop Bucky Dent, who came to the Bronx via a trade with the Chicago White Sox for slugger Oscar Gamble on April 5th, 1977:


Dent would play a key role as the shortstop on the “Bronx Zoo” World Championship Yankee teams of 1977 and 1978.
Of course the biggest moment for Dent would be the unlikely and heart-breaking (for Boston) home run in the 163rd game of the 1978 season, helping clinch the American League East’s top spot and eventual road to the Fall Classic against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Yankees gave up a chunk for Dent, sending Gamble, Lamarr Hoyt and Robert Polinsky PLUS $200,000 cash to the South Side of Chicago.
He’d play for 12 years in the Majors, finishing up with eleven games with the Kansas City Royals in 1984 before retiring with a .247 average over 1392 games.

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