Friday, April 26, 2013

Gabe Paul

On this date in 1988, long-time baseball executive Gabe Paul passed away at age 88.

"'Ok, George', Paul said. 'If you want to trade Guidry, I'll agree to it under one condition; that you issue a press release saying that I, Gabe Paul, unalterably oppose the trade and that you, George Steinbrenner, insist on it, and that when - not if, but when - Ron Guidry becomes an outstanding major league pitcher for another team, you take the blame.'" - Sam Moses, Sports Illustrated, January 22, 1979

1 comment:

The Baseball Card Snob said...

That seems weird, since in 1978 Guidry went 25-3 with a pretty low era. I guess George felt he could get good value for him.