J. C. Martin for Randy Bobb

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Date: March 29, 1970
Team: Chicago Cubs
Sent: J. C. Martin
Received: Randy Bobb

A week before the start of the 1970 season, the Mets and Cubs made a trade of catchers. J. C. Martin was dealt to Chicago in exchange for Randy Bobb. Martin was returning to the Windy City, where he had played nine seasons with the White Sox before coming to New York. As a Met, he became a member of a World Championship team in 1969. Bobb was a catching prospect who had played in 10 games for the Cubs.

Martin appeared in 112 games for the Cubs from 1970 to 1972. He batted .226 with 3 homers and 28 RBIs in the final three years of his career. Bobb played two seasons in the Mets' minor league system and never returned to the major leagues.