Braves deal vet pitcher for Lew Burdette

August 30, 1951

Boston Braves GET The pennant hungry Yankees wanting to shore up their pitching staff, made a late season deal to acquire veteran pitcher Johnny Sain from the Boston Braves for pitcher Lew Burdette, who had only 2 games of major league experience.  The Yankees pay a very heavy price for picking up the 33 year old pitcher. Burdette leaves his mark on the game, while Sain has 33 more wins and 40 saves left in his arm. 
Lew Burdette,  P
$50,000 - Cash

New York Yankees GET

Johnny Sain, P

Career info AFTER the trade

Lew Burdette

17 seasons - 203-144 record - 31 saves - 3,068 innings pitched -  3-0 record and  0.67 ERA and MVP in 1957 World Series - 2 time All Star

Johnny Sain

33-20 in Yankees uniform and 1-1 in postseason play. 40 saves in relief. Traded to A's in 1955 where his career ends with a 2-5 record. 

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