Robin Ventura for David Justice
|Date: December 7, 2001|
|Team: New York Yankees|
|Sent: Robin Ventura|
|Received: David Justice|
The Mets and Yankees made a rare trade with each other after the 2001 season. Third baseman Robin Ventura was sent to the other side of New York in exchange for outfielder David Justice. Both players were 12-year major leaguers. Ventura spent three seasons with the Mets, totaling 77 homers and 265 runs batted in 444 games. Justice was a Yankee during the previous two years, batting .268 in 189 games with the Bronx-based team.