This Day In History: 2000-01-03

January 3, 1946: The Red Sox trade infielder Eddie Lake to the Detroit Tigers for veteran slugging first baseman Rudy York; York will be a significant contributor to the 1946 American League pennant-winning Red Sox, driving in 117 runs, and he will serve as the club’s hitting coach under manager Pinky Higgins in the 1950s.

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