Jim Gosger and Bob Heise for Ray Sadecki and Dave Marshall
|Date: December 12, 1969|
|Sent: Jim Gosger, Bob Heise|
|Received: Ray Sadecki, Dave Marshall|
The Mets made a deal between the 1969 and 1970 seasons. The team traded outfielder Jim Gosger and infielder Bob Heise to the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Ray Sadecki and outfielder Dave Marshall. The transaction took place on December 12.
The veteran Sadecki became the prime player of the trade. He pitched in 161 games for the Mets, compiling a won-lost record of 30-24 over the next five seasons. Ray also recorded a save in Game 4 of the 1973 World Series. Marshall played three years for the Mets, batting .243 with 13 home runs and 61 runs batted in. Two of his homers were grand slams at San Francisco on April 28, 1970 and against the Astros at Shea Stadium on May 11, 1971.
Gosger never got into a game with the Giants. He was sold to the Expos early in the '70 season and played with the Montreal team through the end of 1971. Jim later returned to the Mets, with whom he completed his career in 1974. Heise appeared in 80 games for San Francisco in '70 and '71 and played another six years with five other major league teams. Bob concluded his career with the American League West Division Champion Kansas City Royals in 1977.