The Ken Brett for Dave Cash trade between the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates on this very date 47 years ago proved to be a winner for both teams. Division and cross-state rivals dealing key players in their prime to one another.
Bobby Pfeil spent a good part of his rookie season as starting third baseman with the 1969 Amazin' Mets. He played just one more year, with the 1971 Phillies.
Mike Rogodzinski's name may be familiar to early-1970's Phillies fans. He appeared in parts of three seasons and is the 1974 'Phillies 50' position player rep.
The 1977 Phillies postion player rep for the 'Phillies 50' series appeared in his only six games that September and went on to a successful retail career.
The 1972 Philadelphia Phillies were bad on the field, but a super performance from newcomer Steve Carlton and some whacky promotions helped ease fans pain.