- The very first major league trade occurred when the St. Louis Browns traded outfielder Hugh Nicol to Cincinnati for Catcher Jack Boyle
and $350 on November 12, 1886.
- On November 5, 1978, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen was involved in one of the strangest trades in history. Oakland A's
manager Chuck Tanner was still under contract. To obtain the rights to hire Tanner, the Pirates traded Sanguillen and $100,000 to Oakland for their
- Eddie Ainsmith was traded from Was-A on Jan 17, 1919 to Bos-A and IMMEDIATELY TRADED THAT DAY to Det-A. [That's a short stint!]
- Joe Azcue did a 6-city tour in ten years returning back to his original town when he went from Mil-N to KC-A to Cle-A to Bos-A to Cal-A and
finally back to Mil-A which now had a different team in another league.
- The first catcher Free Agent Signing was Buck Ewing in 1883 by the New York Giants.
- The first catcher to Jump Leagues/Teams was Tony Cusick on 8/23/1884 when he left the Wilmington Quicksteps (UA) to join the
Philadelphia Phillies (NL).