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Transaction occurred on 06/14/1956:
New York Giants (NL) to St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Alvin Dark
  Ray Katt
  Don Liddle
  Whitey Lockman
St. Louis Cardinals (NL) to New York Giants (NL)
Gordon Jones
  Dick Littlefield
  Jackie Brandt
  Red Schoendienst
  Bill Sarni



This 9-player trade was consummated on 6.14.1956 between two clubs whom early in the decade were powerhouses and by 1956 fell below .500 ball. Fans reaction was one of disappointment as the NY Giants traded All-Star shortstop Alvin Dark and All-Star first baseman Whitey Lockman, along with catcher Ray Katt and pitcher Don Liddle to the St Louis Cardinals for future Hall of Fame second baseman Al Red Schoendienst, veteran pitchers Dick Littlefield and Gordon Jones, catcher Bill Sarni  and outfielder Jackie Brandt.

Baseball History - Trade of June 14 1956 - Baseball Players 

Major Trade recalls fans' disappointments as 9 players, most of who were standardbearers for the New York Giants and St Louis Cardinals were shipped to opposing rival NL teams

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Alvin Dark     Gordon Jones    Whitey Lockman    Red Schoendienst    

Dick Littlefield    Ray Katt    

Don Liddle         Bill Sarni            Jackie Brandt

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Switch-hitting Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees Won the Triple Crown in 1956 by hitting .353, with 52 Home Runs and 130 RBIs

1956 Batting Leaders:

American League:

Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees .353... Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox .345... Harvey Kuenn, Detroit Tigers .328... Charlie Maxwell, Tigers .326... Bob Nieman, Baltimore Orioles .320... Minnie Minoso, Chicago White Sox .316... Jackie Jensen, Red Sox .315... Al Kaline, Tigers .314... Gil McDougald, Yankees .311... Pete Runnels, Washington Senators .310... Vic Power, Kansas City Athletics .309... Ray Boone, Detroit Tigers .308... Bill 'Moose' Skowron .308... Nelson 'Nellie' Fox, White Sox .296

National League:

Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Braves .328... Bill Virdon, Cardinals and Pirates .319... Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates .311... Stan Musial, Cardinals .310... Ken Boyer, Cardinals .306... Richie Ashburn, Philadelphia Phillies .303... Ted Kluszewski, Cincinnati Reds .302... Red Schoendienst, New York Giants .302... Jim 'Junior' Gilliam, Brooklyn Dodgers .300... Wally Moon, Cardinals .298... Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs .297

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Transaction occurred on 02/26/1957:
New York Giants (NL) to St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Hoyt Wilhelm
St. Louis Cardinals (NL) to New York Giants (NL)
Whitey Lockman

Two veteran major league players were traded on 2.2.1957. The St. Louis Cardinals traded hard-hitting outfielder Whitey Lockman to the New York Giants for Hall of Fame knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. Both players were Giants' teammates from 1952 thru 1956.  

As a rookie in 1952 Hoyt Wilhelm led the majors in winning percentage by compiling a sterling relief record of 15-3, a .833 percentage, plus 11 saves, and a NL leading 2.43 ERA. in a major league leading 71 games. In 1954 Hoyt Wilhelm played a major role in the New York Giants winning the NL pennant and the 1954 World Series. The relief master was 12-4 during the year with a sterling 2.10 ERA and relieved in 2 games, picking up a save as the Giants swept the Cleveland Indians in four games. Hoyt Wilhelm fit in perfectly with Giants' manager Leo Durocher's pitching plans. A much sought after player, he was traded five times during his Hall of Fame career spanning from 1952 thru 1972.

Whitey Lockman, a noted team player, played 15 years in the majors, 12 of them with the Giants. An outfielder and first baseman, he connected in double figures in home runs six times, including a high of 18 in 1948, played on two Giants' NL pennant winners, 1951 and in 1954 helping New York sweep the World Series over Cleveland. He broke into the majors on July 5 1945 at age 18 and lined a homer in his first major league at bat, shortly thereafter Whitey Lockman proudly served in the US Military for two years, returning to the Giants in 1947. After retiring from playing, he later served as a coach, manager, scout and advisor.  

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Transaction occurred on 02/14/1959:
San Francisco Giants (NL) to Baltimore Orioles (AL) : (Purchase Transaction)
Whitey Lockman

Transaction occurred on 06/23/1959:
Baltimore Orioles (AL) to Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Whitey Lockman
Cincinnati Reds (NL) to Baltimore Orioles (AL)
Walt Dropo

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