MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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Kerry Ligtenberg
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Wackiest MLB trade stories in league history: 7. $750 worth of junk

At times, Kerry Ligtenberg provided the Atlanta Braves with average production. But for the vast majority of his five years with the ball club, he was terrific.

On two separate occasions, Ligtenberg registered an ERA under 3.00. For long stretches, he was one of the better pitchers in the entire league. The end results were ultimately something that the Braves cherished but the franchise will always be thankful for the manner in which they acquired him.

For one of the better pitchers in franchise history, the Braves only forked over 12 dozen baseballs and two dozen bats to the Minneapolis Loons of the Independent North Central League. In total, the value of that baseball equipment equaled $750.