September 16, 1961: The Reds trade Claude Osteen to the Senators for Dave Sisler.
This ranks as one of the worst deals in Reds history. At the time of the trade, Osteen had a 5.07 ERA in 60 innings, but had just turned 22. He went on to win 196 major league games, and was twice a 20 game winner with the Dodgers. Sisler, whose father George was a HOF first baseman and brother Dick was a Reds coach, pitched one year in Cincinnati.
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