Today in Tribe History: April 12, 1960

1960 – Just over four months after acquiring him in a seven-player trade from the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians and general manager Frank Lane send Norm Cash to the Detroit Tigers for infielder Steve Demeter.

Cash, who had spent parts of two seasons in Chicago with the White Sox, will bat .286 with 18 home runs in his first season in Motown. His 1961 effort was one to remember, as he led the league with a .361 batting average, .487 on-base percentage, and 193 hits, while adding 41 home runs, 132 runs batted in, and 124 walks while making his first of four All-Star teams. He coupled with new teammate and fellow former Indians outfielder Rocky Colavito, who had 45 homers and 140 RBI. Cash will hit 373 homers in 15 seasons for Detroit.

Demeter, meanwhile, will have a long career in baseball, but just four more games in the Majors in Cleveland, going hitless in five at bats later this year.

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