On This Day In Baseball History: December 3, 1969

Amos Otis


The New York Mets trade outfielder Amos Otis to the Kansas City Royals for Joe Foy. Otis will go on to have a great career in Kansas City earning a place in the Royals Hall of Fame. During his 14 years in Kansas City he was selected to 5 All-Star teams and won 3 Gold Gloves. He twice led the league in doubles; 1970 with 36 and 1976 with 40; and he led the league in stolen bases during the 1971 season with 52. His 44.6 WAR as a Royal trails only George Brett. He ranks in the top 5 of all major offensive categories for Royals. Joe Foy was out of baseball by 1972. If you’re keeping score, that’s one of KC.


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