Yankees Received: RF Babe Ruth
With a batting line of .322 BA, 29 HR and 114 RBI and a pitching record of 9-5 with a 2.97 ERA over 133.1 innings, Babe Ruth had perhaps the best all-around season in baseball history in 1919. He gave up pitching upon joining the Yankees and went onto perhaps the best career in baseball history, hitting .342/.474/.690 with 714 home runs and 2,220 RBI.
Red Sox Received: $100,000
Whether it was Ruth asking for his salary to be doubled to $20,000 or the rumors of Red Sox owner Harry Frazee looking to fund a theatrical production were true, the Red Sox dealt the best player in the history of the game for $100,000. The team turned down an offer of $60,000, and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the White Sox in favor of the full $100,000.
December 11, 1959: RF Roger Maris, SS Joe DeMaestri, 1B Kent Hadley acquired from the A's for RF Hank Bauer, SP Don Larsen, 1B Norm Siebern, 1B Marv Throneberry.
March 22, 1972: RP Sparky Lyle acquired from the Red Sox for 1B Danny Cater, SS Mario Guerrero.
November 27, 1972: 3B Graig Nettles, C Jerry Moses acquired from the Indians for 1B John Ellis, RF Charlie Spikes, 3B Jerry Kenney, OF Rusty Torres.
December 11, 1975: 2B Willie Randolph, SP Dock Ellis, SP Ken Brett acquired from the Pirates for SP Doc Medich.
November 3, 1992: RF Paul O'Neill, 1B Joe DeBerry acquired from the Reds for OF Roberto Kelly.
July 28, 1995: SP David Cone acquired from the Blue Jays for SP Marty Janzen, SP Jason Jarvis, SP Mike Gordon.
December 7, 1995: 1B Tino Martinez, RP Jeff Nelson, RP Jim Mecir acquired from the Mariners for SP Sterling Hitchcock, 3B Russ Davis.