Today in Baseball History – February 5th

Today in Baseball History – February 5th

February 5, 1942

The Boston Braves trade Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore to the New York Yankees for Tommy Holmes.

The trade would work out great for the Braves as Holmes played 10 seasons with Boston. He was a lifetime .302 hitter with over 1,500 hits and a two-time All-Star.

Hassett played one season for the Yankees, then joined the Navy and never made it back to the Major Leagues.

Moore was traded to the Washington Senators less than a month later.

Born on this day:

1934 Hank Aaron

 

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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