December 23, 1958

On December 23, 1958, the Philadelphia Phillies acquire infielder Sparky Anderson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Rip Repulski and two other players. Anderson won’t do much as a player, but will win three World Championships as a manager.

December 23, 1905

On December 23, 1905, the Philadelphia A’s sell veteran third baseman Lave Cross to the Washington Senators. Cross had spent the last five seasons with the A’s.
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