Dennis Ribant and Gary Kolb for Don Cardwell and Don Bosch
|Date: December 6, 1966|
|Team: Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Sent: Dennis Ribant, Gary Kolb|
|Received: Don Cardwell, Don Bosch|
The Mets and Pirates made a deal between the 1966 and 1967 seasons. The team traded Dennis Ribant and Gary Kolb to Pittsburgh for Don Cardwell and Don Bosch. Cardwell was a pitcher who had been in the major leagues for ten years while Bosch was an outfield prospect in the Pirates' minor league system. Ribant had emerged as an established major league pitcher with the Mets in '66. Kolb was an outfielder who had spent much time in the minor leagues.
The deal had some production for the Mets. Cardwell served the role of an experienced professional to a developing Mets team in the late 1960s. Don pitched in 101 games for the Mets (winning 20) over four years and was a part of the 1969 World Championship. Bosch had a .157 batting average in 94 games with the Mets before joining the Montreal Expos in '69.
Ribant had 9 wins and a 4.08 earned run average in 38 games pitched with the Pirates in '67. He was dealt to the Tigers after the season. Kolb spent the '67 season in the minors and batted .186 in 103 games for Pittsburgh over the next two years to finish his career.