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Milt Pappas – This one might come off as somewhat of a surprise. However mind you that Pappas was signed out of high school by the Orioles and spent nine great years in Baltimore. Over that period, he ammased a win percentage of .598, and an ERA of 3.24.
He was traded prior to the 1966 season to Cincinnatti, in exchange for future Hall of Famer, Frank Robinson. Mind you, aquiring Robinson is something that is largely credited with winning the Orioles’ first World Series. Pappas is a guy who typifies the idea of being worth more on the trade market than the roster. While he was a tough guy to part with for the Orioles, he yielded a big-time payment.
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