Don Zimmer for Bob G. Miller and Cliff Cook
|Date: May 6, 1962|
|Team: Cincinnati Reds|
|Sent: Don Zimmer|
|Received: Bob G. Miller, Cliff Cook|
The Mets and Reds made a deal during the 1962 season. Third baseman Don Zimmer was sent to Cincinnati in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Bob G. Miller and infielder Cliff Cook. A former Brooklyn Dodger, Zimmer was one of the Mets' best known players. He had a batting average of .077 in his first 14 games with the team. Miller began the season with the Reds after five years in the minor leagues. Cook was in his fourth major league season.
Miller pitched in 17 games for the Mets. He had a 2-2 won-lost record and a 7.08 earned run average. Bob ended his career with the '62 season. Cook batted .188 in 90 games for the Mets in 1962 and 1963 to conclude his major league career.
Zimmer had a .250 batting average with two homers and 16 RBIs for the Reds in '62. He was traded to the Dodgers after the season.