Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/16/14
December 16th hasn't been a real good day in a historical sense for the Redlegs. They have made several notable transactions on this day, most of which didn't pan out they way I'm sure they had hoped. Here's a brief synopsis of each of those aforementioned deals: December 16, 1976 - The Reds trade Tony Perez and Will McEnaney to the Expos for Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray. Reds fans still haven't forgotten this deal. The 34-year old Perez, the future Hall of Famer and unsung hero of the Big Red Machine, was traded to make room on for 25-year old Dan Driessen. Although Driessen nearly matched Tony's offensive stats in the period between 1977 and 1983, the leadership of Perez was sorely missed. Soft-spoken, unpretentious and always smiling, Perez was the voice of reason in the Reds clubhouse, frequently diffusing the tense situations that developed on a highly competitive ball club full of ego-driven stars. To make matters worse, the Reds received next to nothing from Montr...
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