To this day, former Indians general manager Frank Lane is known as “Trader” for his almost pathological need to have transactions.
He’s most notorious for dealing Rocky Colavito to the Tigers in 1960, but just five days before that – 55 years ago this week – he pulled the trigger on a deal that might have been worse.
The Indians re-acquire starting pitcher Jim Perry in a three-team trade, uniting the 37-year-old with his younger brother Gaylord Perry for the first time since their high school days in Williamston, North Carolina, in 1956.
In order to get Perry …
Future Indians General Manager Frank Lane is born in Cincinnati.
Before gaining his infamous status as “Trader Lane”, the Ohio native tried his hand in a variety of roles in sports. He played professional football in Ohio before the birth …