Let's have a look at some post-1979 trades to see what those brought. I'll go chronologically starting with the the 1979 post-season and in this post, I'll cover all the trades leading into and through the 1980 season.
On December 21, 1979, the Pirates sent Larry Littleton and career minor leaguer John Burden to the Indians for pitcher Larry Andersen.
Littleton is best remembered as having the most at bats (23) by a position player who never got a hit in the bigs, tying Mike Potter. For those who want to know more about him, here's a story at MLB.com about him from September 2006.
Andersen was injured or something because he didn't pitch in the majors or minors in 1980. Not sure what is up with that. Anyway, in a trade I'll cover in more depth in a few paragraphs, the Pirate...
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