Gary Gentry and Danny Frisella for George Stone and Felix Millan
|Date: November 1, 1972|
|Team: Atlanta Braves|
|Sent: Gary Gentry, Danny Frisella|
|Received: George Stone, Felix Millan|
Between the 1972 and 1973 seasons, the Mets dealt pitchers Gary Gentry and Danny Frisella to the Atlanta Braves. In return, they got lefthanded pitcher George Stone and second baseman Felix Millan. The trade was beneficial to the Mets in the team's drive to the '73 National League pennant.
Stone had a won-lost record of 12-3 with an earned run average of 2.80 in 1973. He had eight consecutive winning decisions from July 14 until the end of the season. George's production was later reduced by injuries, but he was a vital part of the Mets' "Ya Gotta Believe" title run in '73.
As the Mets' regular second baseman, Millan set team records with 185 hits and 638 at bats in a team-leading 153 games in the '73 season. In 1975, he became the first Met ever to play in all 162 games of a season, set a new team record with 37 doubles and broke his own team record for hits with 191. Millan remained with the Mets until 1977.
Gentry pitched in 26 games for Atlanta over a three-year span to finish his career. His won-lost record was 5-7 with an ERA of 3.57 with the Braves. Frisella had a 4-6 record with 14 saves in two seasons in Atlanta. He pitched in the major leagues for three more years before his tragic death on January 1, 1977.