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Out Of Town, Then Cooperstown-Bound: 10 Hall of Famers Traded At The Deadline

Lou Brock, Tom Seaver, Randy Johnson and 2017 inductee Ivan Rodriguez are just some of the big name players who have been moved at the last minute, though not every deal has worked out.

This Sunday the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017—most notably former first baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan Rodriguez—will be inducted in a ceremony in Cooperstown. The next day is the non-waiver trade deadline. Bagwell was famously part of an in-season trade, and Rodriguez was once dealt the day before the deadline, so naturally, we thought it was worth spotlighting the most memorable times a Hall of Famer was traded in such a deal. Below are 10 notable instances.

A note about the methodology used here: August waiver-deals are not included, so neither Bagwell (1990, Red Sox to Astros) nor John Smoltz (1987, Tigers to Braves) are mentioned. Nor are potential Hall of Famers, either active (Astros DH Carlos Beltran was traded in 2004, '11 and '16) or on the ballot (Curt Schilling was moved in 1988 as a prospect and in 2000 as a star). The trades are listed chronologically.

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