MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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Wackiest MLB trade stories in league history: 1. Change everything

Now we know, some of the trades on this list have been laughable and seemingly impossible to comprehend. With that said, this last one will take the cake as the wackiest trade of all time.

Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich were both teammates on the New York Yankees. They were good friends during their time with the club and even lived nearby in New Jersey. The two would spend plenty of time with each other and brought their families along as well.

Peterson was an All-Star caliber player who dominated games. Kekich, on the other hand, spent most of his time on the bench, cheering teammates on. Still, that didn’t stop the two from sharing a close bond, maybe even too close.

Peterson began falling in love with Kekich’s wife and family. The feeling was mutual as Kekich had a particular fondness for Peterson’s loved ones. So, in an absolutely weird turn of events, both men decided to trade lives. They switched everything, they took their belongings and moved into the other’s house. From homes to wives to kids, they swapped everything.

Kekich and his new wife didn’t last long, however, and ended things shortly after. Peterson and his new wife, though, are still together.

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