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June 4, 1953 Cubs take loss after a ten-player swap.

Wriiten By Bruce Weirauch

June 4, 1953 As part of a ten-player swap, the Pittsburgh Pirates trade Ralph Kiner, along with Joe Garagiola, George Metkovich and Howie Pollet to the Chicago Cubs for Bob Addis, Toby Atwell, George Freese, Gene Hermanski, Bob Schultz, Preston Ward and $150,000. The perennial All-Star outfielder will be replaced by freshman Frank Thomas, who will hit 30 home runs and collect 102 RBIs to establish new rookie records for the franchise.

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