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Extra Extra Read all about it!!!!  Here are the trades which Eddie Miksis has been in:

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Transaction occurred on 06/15/1951:
Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) to Chicago Cubs (NL)
Bruce Edwards
  Joe Hatten
  Eddie Miksis
  Gene Hermanski
Chicago Cubs (NL) to Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
Johnny Schmitz
  Rube Walker
  Andy Pafko
  Wayne Terwilliger

Tough stuff... tuff stuff... that was fans reaction when this mid-season, 8 player trade hit the radio wires and newspapers. A much... a buzz.... went on for the remainder of the 1951 season. After-all... all eight were standout baseball players and all were popular with hometown fans.

On June 15, 1951 the Chicago Cubs traded All-Star centerfielder Handy Andy Pafko, long-time veteran pitcher Johnny Schmitz, young hustling infielder Wayne Terwilliger, and standout catcher Al Rube Walker to the old Brooklyn Dodgers for first-string catcher Bruce Edwards, mound star Joe Hatten, fans favorite Eddie Miksis and fleet-footed outfielder Gene Hermanski

So why trade such popular fans favorites baseball players. Well, here's why!

Mid-season trades are generally made because general managers and on-field managers are trying to cover-up poor on-field results or else think the addition of one or more players can mean they still think they can win the pennant. The Cubs were going nowhere during the late-1940s and thru most of the 1950s. In 1951 the Cubbbies finished with a 62-92 win - loss record, the worst in the then 8-team National League. Meanwhile the Brooklyn Dodgers were battling the New York Giants for the 1951 NL pennant. Brooklyn finished one game behind the Giants who came from behind under manager Leo Durocher with a tremendous late-season drive, and tied them Bums at the end of the regular season. The NY Giants then defeated the Dodgers for the pennant on Bobby Thomson’s ninth-inning home run in Game 3 of the tie-breaker playoff pennant series. 

News item below and players profiles - click on special links below - You are entering Archives Room!

Pafko, Terwilliger Leading Cubs' Attack - April 1951

Cubs Crush Cardinals on 2 Homers by Andy Pafko

Chicago Cubs Roster and Player Profiles - 1953

Brooklyn Dodgers 

     Andy Pafko

Rube Walker        Wayne Terwilliger 

Bruce Edwards      Joe Hatten

Eddie Miksis       Gene Hermanski 

 Gene Hermanski     Johnny Schmitz

Al 'Rube' Walker, Chicago Cubs Catcher Bats LH, T RH - hit a fine .275 in his rookie year of 1948... and started strong with the Cubs in 1949 before breaking a leg and missing most of the season. Born in Lenoir, North Carolina Rube Walker played in the majors with various teams from 1948 until 1958 and later served as a major league pitching coach and was the one that starting the five-man pitching rotation.

The above courtsey of John R Balazs from our Chicago Office Archives Room of


Transaction occurred on 12/11/1956:
Chicago Cubs (NL) to St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Hobie Landrith
  Jim Davis
  Sam Jones
  Eddie Miksis
St. Louis Cardinals (NL) to Chicago Cubs (NL)
Tom Poholsky
  Jackie Collum
  Ray Katt
  Wally Lammers

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