May 2nd, 2013

Hooton Trade

May 2, 1975 – In a trade nicknamed “The Great Arm Robbery,” the Dodgers acquired right-hander Burt Hooton from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitchers Geoff Zahn and Eddie Solomon. Hooton was 0-2 with an 8.18 ERA with the Cubs in 1975, but with L.A. went 18-7, including 12 consecutive victories at the end of the season. In 10 seasons with the Dodgers, Hooton went 112-84 with a 3.14 ERA.