The Boston Red Sox made one of the most famous trades in sports history when they traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $100,000. Red Sox Owner Harry Herbert Frazee needed the money to fund his Broadway musical. Ruth helped the Red Sox to win three World Series titles and was one of the best players in baseball, but what he did after the trade the Red Sox will never live down. Ruth his 659 home runs in a Yankees uniform, won four more championships and became a legend.
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The Atlanta Falcons drafted Brett Favre in 1991, but ended up playing just one season in Atlanta and only throwing four passes all season. Falcons head coach at the time Jerry Glanville determined that Favre had a drinking problem and he needed to get out of a city like Atlanta. Favre was traded to Green Bay in February of 1992 and wound up being one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He threw for 508 touchdowns, won three MVP's and was a Super Bowl Champion during the 1996 season.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers never had complete faith in Steve Young and believed he was a bust. In 1987, the Bucs had the first overall pick when they selected quarterback Vinnny Testeverde and traded Young off to the San Francisco 49ers. Young went on to become a Hall of Fame quarterback and Super Bowl Champion during his time in San Francisco.
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Nolan Ryan spent five seasons with the New York Mets. Ryan was a hard throwing right-hander, but never put up those explosive numbers for the Mets that we were accustomed to seeing later in his career. The Mets thought they got all they could out of Ryan before shipping him off to the California Angels prior to the 1972 season. Ryan finished his Hall of Fame career with 324 wins and a Major League record 5,714 strikeouts.
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