Dick Littlefield

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Dick Littlefield
Dick Littlefield.jpg
Born: (1926-03-18)March 18, 1926
Detroit, Michigan
Died: November 20, 1997(1997-11-20) (aged 71)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 7, 1950, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1958, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 33–54
Earned run average 4.71
Strikeouts 495

Richard Bernard "Dick" Littlefield (March 18, 1926 – November 20, 1997) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for nine teams between 1950 and 1958.

Born in Detroit, he died there at age 71.

He is famous for having been traded (along with $30,000 cash) by the New York Giants to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Jackie Robinson on December 13, 1956.[1] However, Robinson refused to report to the Giants, choosing instead to retire, and the trade was voided.


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