This Day In History: 2000-07-31

July 31, 2004: In a key deal made right at the trading deadline, the Red Sox trade fan-favorite Nomar Garciaparra for shortstop Orlando Cabrera and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz; in the three-sided trade the Chicago Cubs first obtained Cabrera and then Mientkiewicz, and immediately traded them to the Red Sox in exchange for Garciaparra.

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