8. Nov. 17-Dec. 1, 1954: Orioles trade Bob Turley, Don Larsen, Mike Blyzka, Billy Hunter, Darrell Johnson, Jim Fridley and Dick Kryhoski to Yankees for Gus Triandos, Hal Smith,, Willy Miranda, Gene Woodling, Ted Del Guercio, Jim McDonald, Harry Byrd, Bill Miller, Kal Segrist and Don Leppert.
Discard the lint in this 17-player swap, the largest in major league history, and it boils down to this: The seventh-place Orioles send their two best pitchers (Turley and Larsen) to the Yankees for a slugging catcher (Triandos) and a weak-hitting shortstop (Miranda). Fans mourn the loss of Turley, the 1954 AL strikeout king who'll win 21 games and the Cy Young Award in 1958. Larsen (pictured) throws a perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Triandos, a crowd favorite, hits 30 homers for the Orioles in 1958.