Going alphabetically down the list of 1979 Pirates that were acquired via trade brings us to Mike Easler.
On 3/15/79 the Pirates sent cash, career minor leaguer George Hill and career minor leaguer Martin Rivas to the Red Sox for Easler.
Long before he was known as "Hit Man" or at least long before he was known to me as that, Easler was a 14th round draft pick of the Astros in 1969. He was traded a few times. First to the Cardinals in 1975 for Mike Barlow. Then to the Angels in 1976 for minor leaguer Ron Farkas (perhaps a distant relative of Scott Farkas). In 1977 the Pirates acquired him from the Halos for another career minor leaguer, Randy Sealy. Following the 1978 season the Red Sox acquired Easler from the Pirates for cash. A few months later, the Bucs got him...
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