This Day In Yankees History

Lou-PiniellaDecember 7, 1973 – The Yankees traded pitcher Lindy McDaniel, who had gone 12-6 with a 2.86 ERA in 1973, to the Royals in exchange for outfielder Lou Piniella and pitcher Ken Wright.

Wright only pitched 5.2 innings in total with the Yankees in 1974, but Lou Piniella went on to play for the Yankees for 11 years and managed them for two and a half more. Piniella was a key contributor with two World Series teams. In 1977 he hit .330 and in ’78 he hit .314.

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