Angels trade Mike Scioscia's son for Wayne Gretzky's son

Thursday March 20th, 2014

Scioscia Angels manager Mike Scioscia shouldn't expect a family reunion in L.A. any time soon. The Angels traded away his son Matt, a minor league first baseman, Thursday. (Duane Burleson/Getty)

The Los Angeles Angels traded minor league first baseman Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for minor league outfielder Trevor Gretzky. Neither player has played above class A ball, but the trade is noteworthy for a reason other than their accomplishments -- the players' fathers.

Scioscia is the son of Mike Scioscia, manager of the Angels, while Gretzky's father, Wayne, is the NHL's all-time leading scorer and was inducted in the the Hall of Fame after retiring in 1999.

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The younger Scioscia is a career .222 hitter, while Gretzky has just 272 professional plate appearances.

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