On This Date 4/17/1960

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In a blockbuster trade before the start of the season, the Cleveland Indians send Rocky Colavito to the Detroit Tigers for Harvey Kuenn. Colavito had led the American League in home runs with 42 in 1959, while Kuenn was the leading hitter with an average of .353. The trade was especially unpopular in Cleveland and was blamed for their struggles for the next 35 years.

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