3/21/62, and the Yankees’ Robin Roberts deals to the Phillies’ Johnny Callison in a spring training tilt at Clearwater, FL. Wait, what? Yes, Phils sold Roberts to the Yanks for ’62, and he went north with the club, but never got in a game (largely due to the emergence of young hurlers such as Jim Bouton); upon the Yankees releasing him, he did stay in the American League, signing with the Orioles in May. This was also a special day for Roberts, as Robin’s #36 was retired (as it was the Yankees first trip to play the Phillies that spring), which happened to be the Phillies’ first retired number ever. Roberts gave up 4 runs, but earned the win.
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