December 27, 1919

On December 27, 1919, Harry Frazee, the owner of the Boston Red Sox, announced that any player of the four-time World Series champ was tradable, except for star player Harry Hooper. That’s right, future all world player Babe Ruth who was a member of the Red Sox wasn’t untouchable and was, in fact, sold to their arch rival New York Yankees on December 26. Hooper may have felt he was safe. He wasn’t. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox after the 1920 season. After this mismanagement, it took the Red Sox 86 years before they’d win another World Series.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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