Top 10 Infamous Trades in North American Sports

These moves left one team smiling and one team crying. Sometimes, it’s a new player who hasn’t even gotten to prove himself yet. Sometimes, it’s an average player who goes on to greatness after a change of scenery. And sometimes, it’s a franchise player who’s unceremoniously shipped off to supposedly greener pastures – but these situations always leave fans in mourning. In honor of the anniversary of Wayne Gretzky’s trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9th, 1988, and Babe Ruth’s death on August 16th, 1948, counts down our picks for the top 10 most infamous trades in North American sports history.

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