Friday, August 28, 2015

Pitcher Fernando...Rodriguez

Fernando (Freddy) Rodriguez pitched for a LONG time in the minors, from 1945 to 1962, and made a couple major league appearances with the Cubs and Phillies in 1958 and 1959.

His Baseball Reference page lists this transaction link:

I was able to find how Freddy got from the Cubs to the Phillies...from the Roseburg, OR News Review of June 17, 1958...

"PORTLAND (AP) The Portland Beavers, currently resting in seventh place in the Pacific Coast League, Monday received outfielder Dave Melton from the Kansas City Athletics in return for pitcher Fernando Rodriguez. Melton was sent to Portland on option and Rodriguez was optioned to Kansas City's Intenational League farm club, Buffalo."

Melton evidently stayed under A's control, but Freddy was under BUFFALO control, albeit in the A's system. The next season, Buffalo became a Philadelphia affiliate, and Rodriguez went along with the ride. 

Melton returned to the A's in 1959.

Rodriguez and Melton pics stolen from


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