Sandy Alomar, Sr. and Ken Boyer for J.C. Martin and Bill Southworth
|Date: July 22, 1967|
|Team: Chicago White Sox|
|Sent: Sandy Alomar, Sr., Ken Boyer|
|Received: J. C. Martin, Bill Southworth|
In 1967, the Mets made a deal with the White Sox that took more than four months to complete. Initially, Ken Boyer was sent to Chicago for Bill Southworth on July 22 with each team agreeing to add a player at later dates. On August 15, the Sox got infielder Sandy Alomar, Sr. from the Mets. The trade was finalized after the season when catcher J. C. Martin came to New York on November 27.
Martin played in 144 games for the Mets in 1968 and 1969. He also appeared in three post-season games in the team's successful championship quest in '69. Southworth played 31 games for A-level Durham in '67 before leaving the Mets' organization.