MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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Wackiest MLB trade stories in league history: 17. All over the map

Joel Youngblood was ubiquitous one night.

For four seasons, the outfielder was a solid, yet not overwhelming contributor for the New York Mets. On August 4th, 1982, everything appeared normal. Youngblood started his day in Chicago rocking the blue and orange Mets colors.

It was an afternoon game and Youngblood was having himself a solid outing. He registered a two-run RBI for the away team and showed his value. Little did he know, however, the better he played, the more likely the Mets were going to deal him.

Although Youngblood began warming up for the next inning, he was immediately pulled from the lineup as he was traded to the Montreal Expos. Youngblood then gathered his things, said his goodbyes, dished out his hugs and headed to Philadelphia where his new team was playing the Phillies.

He may have just arrived on the scene but that didn’t stop manager Jim Fanning from calling him up to the plate in the sixth inning. Youngblood immediately produced, registering a single. It was the first and only time in MLB history that a player scored a hit for two different teams in different cities.