The Houston Astros traded veteran slugger Cliff Johnson to the New York Yankees for a trio of minor leaguers - outfielder Dave Bergman, infielder Mike Fischlin and pitcher Randy Niemann.
Upon Further Review of the June 15 1977 trade
Dave Bergman played a few games for the Yankees in 1975 and 1977 prior to this trade to Houston. He is best remembered for his nine seasons with the Detroit Tigers, 1984 thru 1992. The left-handed hitting Dave Bergman was a willing team player and a fans favorite. He lined 690 hits in 2679 career at bats, for a .258 batting mark.
Mike Fischlin was drafted out of Cal State University in the 7th round of the 1975 amateur draft by the New York Yankees. A highly rated defensive infielder during his 10-year major Mike Fischlin had his most productive seasons with the Cleveland Indians from 1981 thru 1985.
Randy Niemann, was working in the minors as a starting pitcher at trade time. As a rookie with the Houston Astros in 1979, he posted a solid 3-2 record, with a 3.76 earned run average per game, completed 3-of-7 starts, had one save and also relieved in 19 games. Randy Nieman pitched 8 years in the majors.
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Cliff Johnson hit 188 doubles, 196 homers, batted .258 in 16 major league seasons, the first six with the Houston AStros. A catcher, first baseman and outfielder, all told Cliff Johnson played for six different teams. He finished his career with 20 pinch hit home runs, two more than any other major league baseball player.