December 5th, 2012

Iron Mike

December 5, 1973 – The Dodgers traded center fielder Willie Davis to the Montreal Expos in exchange for relief pitcher Mike Marshall. Davis, who made his Dodger debut in September 1960, was the all-time leader in most L.A. categories. Marshall finished second in the N.L. Cy Young Award balloting in 1973 behind the Mets’ Tom Seaver after Marshall appeared in 92 games with the Expos. With L.A. in 1974, manager Walter Alston called upon Marshall in a record 106 games and the right-hander became the first reliever to win the Cy Young Award, going 15-12 with a 2.42 ERA and 21 saves in 208.1 innings. He also finished third in the MVP balloting behind the Dodgers’ Steve Garvey and Lou Brock (Cardinals).

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