Kelloggs Cards

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Not a Big Trade, But I Remember it Well

On this day in 1988 the Cubs traded Leon Durham to the Reds for Pat Perry and some cash.

After the trade Durham had only 78 plate appearances from 1988 - 1989 with the Reds and the Redbirds.  Perry was a Cub in 1988 and 1989 before finishing his career with the Dodgers in 1990.

Durham was done in the majors at age 32 while Perry was 31.

Perry was always friendly during batting practice.  Maybe it was because he was from Taylorville, IL.  I wonder if he grew up rooting for the Cubs or the Cardinals.  He signed my Chet Lemon model glove one day in batting practice.  I still use the glove, but the signature has faded away.

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