Friday, March 18, 2005
Dick Littlefield Born
Dick Littlefield was a pitcher for a variety of teams in the 50s and was traded seven times in the course of his career, but it is a trade that wasn't made that is his claim to fame on. On
The trade was voided and Littlefield returned to the Giants. Evidently determined to get rid of the mediocre lefty, the Giants would traded Littlefield as part of a four-player deal to the Cubs before the 1957 season began. He would see very limited action for the pennant winning Milwaukee Braves in 1958 and retire after that season. He died in 1997, best remembered as the Man Almost Traded for Jackie Robinson.