MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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Wackiest MLB trade stories in league history: 3. Who doesn’t love Doughnuts?

There’s no denying how bad Len Dondero was. His career lasted only 19 games in the majors and it’s easy to see why. Simply put, he wasn’t an impactful player in any way, shape or form.

During his single year with the St. Louis Browns in 1929, Dondero only managed to register six hits in 31 at bats. That in turn, resulted in a batting average of .194. His inability to locate the ball was only the start of his problems as indicated by his one career home run.

So, with his lack of production, his trade value was extremely low, maybe even lower than you think. In 1930, as a member of a San Antonio-based club in the Texas League, Dondero was traded to Dallas for a dozen donuts. With owner Homer Hammonds having a sweet tooth, it was an offer he simply couldn’t refuse.

Dondero didn’t provide his new ball club with much production but we were told the donuts were absolutely perfect.