Ron Hunt and Jim Hickman for Tommy Davis and Derrell Griffith
|Date: November 29, 1966|
|Team: Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Sent: Jim Hickman, Ron Hunt|
|Received: Tommy Davis, Derrell Griffith|
The Mets and Dodgers made a trade with each other between the 1966 and 1967 seasons. Ron Hunt and Jim Hickman were dealt to Los Angeles in exchange for Tommy Davis and minor league outfielder Derrell Griffith. Hunt and Hickman were two of the Mets' most productive players during the team's first five years. Davis was a proven veteran who was a part of two Dodger World Championship teams.
Davis had a solid season for the Mets in '67. He led the team in all of the triple crown categories with a .302 batting average, 16 home runs and 73 runs batted in. After the season, Tommy was traded by the Mets to the White Sox for Tommie Agee and Al Weis. Griffith, meanwhile, never reached the major leagues.
Hunt and Hickman each played only one season with the Dodgers. In '67, Ron hit .263 in 110 games and Jim served as a reserve outfielder for the Los Angeles team. Hunt and Hickman were later traded to the Giants and Cubs, respectively.