MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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Wackiest MLB trade stories in league history: 6. Oysters are too good to pass up

If you can remember Joe Martina, you have one helluva memory bank. He played one season in the major leagues with the Washington Senators and wasn’t exactly considered a star.

Although his time in the league was brief, he certainly made the most of it. Martina’s Senators took home the World Series in his lone season. For his part, Martina played fairly awful. He registered an ERA of 4.67 during the regular season and won only six games while losing eight.

The Senators viewed him as an inconsequential player as well, allowing him to pitch in only one game and one inning during their title run. So, with Martina’s shortcomings as a player on full display, it should come as no surprise what he was traded for. Martina was sent to New Orleans for two barrels of Oysters. Considering that he only lasted one season and never played a single inning in the majors, New Orleans probably regretted giving up those oysters.