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1970 Topps Milt Pappas 576 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

Milt Pappas was a pretty good pitcher for a long time and yet, he’s primarily known as being traded from the Orioles to the Reds for Frank Robinson. That was not a good deal for the Reds. Pappas, as good as he was, was simply not a guy that should have been in this deal. (The two players who were included with him in the deal were even less notable. What the bloody hell were the Reds thinking?)

In 1970, after a large number of gopher bites, the Braves washed their hands of Pappas. He was not great in 1969 either, and was thoroughly awful in his three NLCS innings in 1969. His career in Atlanta was pretty undistinguished, and as a player who was primarily known for being disgruntled, I’m sure he was happy to be sold to the Cubs.