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MLB: Twins Trade Pedro Ramos for Vic Power

Apr. 2, 1962 - The Minnesota Twins traded Pedro Ramos, a right-handed pitcher, to the Cleveland Indians today for Vic Power (pictured in 1958), a first baseman, and Dick Stigman, a left-handed pitcher. The New York Yankees had sought Ramos for many years. Although Ramos has ranked among the American League’s better pitchers, he never has lived up to his early billing. He joined the Twins, then known as the Washington Senators, in 1955. He won 11 games last year but lost 20. The season before, his record was 11-18. He has led the league in defeats four straight years. Power, who began his career in the Yankee farm system 12 years ago, is one of the flashiest first basemen in the majors. The Yanks traded him in 1953 to the Philadelphia Athletics. Power remained with the Athletics after they moved to Kansas City, but in 1958 was traded to Cleveland. He batted .268 for the Indians last year.

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