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Posted 12/9/11 at 10:45 AM

Turns out, Frank Robinson was actually a young 30

We saw a few small trades go down at this week's Winter Meetings, but nothing as earth-shaking as the Reds-Orioles blockbuster back on Dec. 9, 1965 (No offense, Yamaico Navarro).

Fifty-six years ago, Cincinnati shipped future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson east in exchange for right-hander Milt Pappas and two other players. Reds owner Bill DeWitt famously defended the deal by calling Robinson "an old 30."

Apparently not old enough, as the right fielder hit .319 with 49 homers and 122 RBIs in 1966, winning the Triple Crown and the AL MVP Award.

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