Dock Ellis Trade Tree

Happy Birthday to Dock Ellis, who would have been 67 today. John Dreker of Pirates Prospects has an in-depth look at Dock’s career today and asked me if I would create this trade tree to go in conjunction with it. Little did I know this would be one of the longer trees I’ve come across, spanning 28 years and 25 players. It even has a link to the Manny Sanguillen tree. (I missed Miguel Dilone‘s second stint with the Bucs when I made that one.)

Dock started the All-Star Game in 1971 while winning 19 games for the World Series winning Pirates. In 1970 he threw a complete game no-hitter and posted the highest WAR (3.1) of his Pirates career.

I always learn something new doing these. On this one I found out that former Astros, A’s and Mets manager Art Howe is a Pittsburgh native and started his playing career as a Buc.

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  1. [...] was covered here. That trade turned out to be a disaster for the Pirates. See the accompanying chart courtesy of David Kaleida at 6-4-3 putout for how this trade broke down, [...]

  2. [...] with the Yankees. The trade to acquire Medich, along with the subsequent deals, was broken down here by David Kaleida in our feature on Dock Ellis from four days [...]

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