Amos Otis and Bob Johnson for Joe Foy
|Date: December 3, 1969|
|Team: Kansas City Royals|
|Sent: Amos Otis, Bob Johnson|
|Received: Joe Foy|
Following the Mets' World Championship, Ed Charles was released. In order to fill the void for a righthanded-hitting third baseman, general manager Johnny Murphy dealt outfielder Amos Otis and pitcher Bob Johnson to the Royals in exchange for Joe Foy.
Murphy, who passed away a month later, did not live to see how badly the trade turned out for the Mets. Foy played only the 1970 season with the team, batting .236 in 99 games. He joined the Washington Senators in 1971 to end his major league career.
Otis and Johnson had some success after their departures from New York. Otis was a prime player for four Royals' Division Championships and their 1980 American League pennant winner. Amos also became a 5-time All-Star and 3-time Gold Glove winner in Kansas City. Meanwhile, Johnson pitched six more seasons in the majors, winning a World Series Championship with the Pirates in 1971.