November 12th, 2012

Kirby Higbe Trade

November 12, 1940 – The Brooklyn Dodgers sent Vito Tamulis, Bill Crouch, Mickey Livingston and $100,000 to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Kirby Higbe. Higbe went 22-9 in 1941 and sparked the Dodgers to their first pennant in 21 years. He played for Brooklyn from 1941-43 and 1946-47 with two years of service in World War II. He was 70-38 as a Dodger and his .648 winning percentage ranks fourth among Dodger pitchers in history with at least 100 decisions.