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December 5, 1957: The Reds trade Curt Flood to the Cardinals

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No one seemed to think very much of Bing Devine’s first trade as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. After Devine traded relief pitcher Willard Schmidt and minor-league pitchers Ted Wieand and Marty Kutyna to the Reds for outfielders Curt Flood and Joe Taylor, legendary St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports editor Bob Broeg described the deal as "an exchange of lesser players."[1] The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted an anonymous source – described as a "veteran observer" – who said, "It’s a deal that hurt both clubs."