Jeff Bagwell

August 31, 1990: Looking for a veteran reliever for the stretch run, the Red Sox acquire Larry Andersen from the Astros for prospect Jeff Bagwell.

The Red Sox went on to win the A.L. East, and Anderson registered a 1.23 ERA in 15 appearances for Boston. But Andersen left for San Diego after the season as a free agent.

Bagwell became a star in Houston. He was the 1994 N.L. MVP and finished career with 449 home runs and a .297 batting average. He has received more than 50 percent of the vote in five of the six years he has been eligible for the Hall of Fame. (Update: Bagwell made it to the Hall of Fame in 2017.)

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