Tommie Agee for Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris
|Date: November 27, 1972|
|Team: Houston Astros|
|Sent: Tommie Agee|
|Received: Rich Chiles, Buddy Harris|
During the fall of 1972, the Mets and Astros made a trade of center fielders. Tommie Agee was dealt to Houston in exchange for Rich Chiles. Pitcher Buddy Harris also came to the Mets in the trade. Agee had spent the previous five years with the Mets, during which he was a part of the 1969 World Championship and the team's first ever Gold Glove winner in 1970. Chiles and Harris each had minimal major league experience.
The trade did not pay off for the Mets. Chiles batted .120 in eight games in April of 1973. He spent the rest of the season in the minor leagues and was released by the team. Harris never appeared in a game for the Mets.
Agee played in 83 games for the Astros in '73. He batted .235 with 8 home runs and 15 RBIs with the Houston team before being dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals in August.