On This Date in Major League
December 11, 1906
On this date, December, 11, 1906 a
"Ginger" and a "Patsy" were traded.
It wasn't one of baseball's all-time big
trades, but when the names of Ginger
Beaumont and Patsy Flaherty are
mentioned in a deal, we just had to
look into the trade.
Beaumont was an outfielder for the
Pirates while Flaherty was a lefty who
bounced between the minors and the
bigs. The pair were joined by second
baseman Claude Ritchey for Boston
Beaneater shortstop Ed Abbaticchio.
Abbaticchio would hit in the .250
range for the Pirates in three
seasons, while Beaumont would
rediscover his stroke in Boston (hitting
.322 in '07) stringing together three
nice seasons and Ritchey would man
the keystone sack for two seasons.
Meanwhile, Flaherty would win 24
games over the '07-08 seasons
before seeing his career wind down
And as we close, we ask the famous
question... "Ginger or Mary Ann?"
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