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December 4th

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1952 The Browns trade utility man Jay Porter, second baseman Owen Friend, and outfielder Bob Nieman to the Tigers for outfielder Johnny Groth and pitchers Hal White and Virgil Trucks, the author of two no-hitters last season. Porter, called J.W. by his teammates, signed as an 18-year-old "bonus baby" in 1951, missing the next two seasons due to military service before continuing his brief major league career.
1963 The Tigers trade pitcher Jim Bunning to the Phillies for catcher Gus Triandos, starter Jack Hamilton, and outfielder Don Demeter. The 33-year-old right-hander and future US senator (R-KY) will become the first pitcher since Cy Young to win a hundred games in both leagues.
2007 In an unexpected blockbuster trade at the winter meetings, the Tigers acquire Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins in exchange for six prospects. Detroit trades southpaw Andrew Miller and outfielder Cameron Maybin to get the highly touted Fish and four other highly regarded minor leaguers.

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2015 The Red Sox announce the team has signed southpaw David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract, the richest deal ever given to a pitcher. The 29-year-old left-hander, who posted an 18-5 record hurling for the Tigers and Blue Jays last season, is projected to be the ace of a talented rotation that includes Wade Miley, Clay Buchholz, and Rick Porcello.

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