Jay Hook and Adrian Garrett for Roy McMillan
|Date: May 8, 1964|
|Team: Milwaukee Braves|
|Sent: Jay Hook, Adrian Garrett|
|Received: Roy McMillan|
The Mets made a trade with the Braves a few weeks into the 1964 season. The team sent pitcher Jay Hook and a player to be named to Milwaukee for infielder Roy McMillan. Minor league outfielder Adrian Garrett was later sent to the Braves to complete the deal. Hook was a Mets starter for the previous two seasons and was the winning pitcher in the team's first victory ever. Garrett was a Double-A level player that the Mets had purchased from the Milwaukee organization a few months earlier. McMillan was in his 13th major league season.
McMillan played in 346 games for the Mets from 1964 to 1966. He collected 255 hits and scored 98 runs as a member of the team. Roy ended his playing career with the Mets. He returned to serve as a coach and interim manager from 1973 to 1976.
Hook never got into a game with the Milwaukee team. He played the rest of the '64 season with the Braves' AAA-level team in Denver to end his career. Garrett appeared in three games for the Braves (as an Atlanta team) in 1966. Ironically, Adrian's younger brother, Wayne, played for the Mets from 1969 to 1976.