Baseball player traded for a turkey

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Baseball team owner, Joe Engel, in 1931 decided to trade his shortstop for a turkey. Johnny Jones was a Chattanooga Lookouts player that, if we are being honest, wasn’t any good. He was such a weak-hitting shortstop that even the press complained about him. Joe Engel decided to trade him to the Charlotte Hornets of the Piedmont League. In return, Engel and the Lookouts received a 25-pound turkey. Joe Engel even went as far as to say “the turkey was having a better year.”

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