|April 1, 1997||FLATFEET trade Delino Deshileds to LAMBCHOPS for Rod Beck.
An early season trade, but a classic Steals for Saves deal.
|April 7, 1997||The CFCL standings are published on the Internet for the first time.
In the 1997 season, the CFCL finally broke down and hired a stat service to compile the stats, Total Quality Stats (now OnRoto).
|April 11, 1992||
DEM REBELS trade Anthony Young, Wilfredo Cordero (RL) and their 1993 1st round Rotation Draft pick to RUFFINS for Dave Righetti and Pedro Martinez (RL).
This deal was agreed upon during the Draft and announced after it. We'll cover the details on this one in a future post.
|April 14, 1991||
RUFFINS trade Ray Lankford and Greg W. Harris to BALD EAGLES for Larry Walker and Andy Benes.
|April 16, 1995||The first (and to this date, only) 4-team trade in CFCL history:
This massive trade was actually a pre-season deal, as the beginning of the Major League season and our Draft was postponed until early May by the MLB owners’ lockout.
|April 18, 1995||
COPPERFIELDS trade Todd Zeile, John Smiley, and Eddie Williams to DOORMATTS for Gary Sheffield.
Another pre-season deal brought to you by the 1995 lockout.
|April 18, 2002||PICTS trade Chipper Jones, Brian Tollberg, and their 2003 8th round Rotation Draft pick to DEM REBELS for Pedro Feliz, Chin-Feng Chen, Carlos Zambrano (ML), and their 2003 2nd round Rotation Draft pick.
The earliest dump trade in CFCL history. The Picts had lost Ken Griffey Jr to injury within the first few weeks of the season and didn’t think they’d be able to compete without Junior and decided to throw in the towel. The trade of Chipper Jones for unproven talent so early in the season caused some concern in the league, but Zambrano came up to the majors to stay later in the season and ended up anchoring the Pict staff at a very reasonable price for a number of years.
|April 20, 1993||
DEM REBELS trade David Justice to TWIN PICKS for Mitch Williams.
Straight up power for saves. The Rebels finally get their mitts on Mitch Williams, four years after the Mitch Williams Incident from the 1989 Draft (details to come).
|April 20, 1993||
RUFFINS trade Jeff Brantley (RL) to COPPERFIELDS for Gene Harris (RL).
|April 20, 2009||CANDY COLORED CLOWNS trade David Weathers to DEM REBELS for Eric Byrnes.|
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This Week(ish) in CFCL History
This is the first entry in what will hopefully be a weekly series, where we'll take a look at some historic events from the CFCL's first 30 years that occurred during each week. Since we're a little late getting this feature started, today we'll cover events occurring through the years on dates from April 1 to April 20.