Today in Tribe History: March 19, 1989

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

With outfielder Dave Winfield sidelined, the Yankees trade catcher Joel Skinner and a minor leaguer to the Indians  for outfielder Mel Hall.  Winfield will miss all of the season after undergoing back surgery next week for  central disc herniation. Mel Hall had played the previous five seasons with Cleveland posting solid numbers, .282 with 49 home runs.

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