In 1973, former New York Yankees pitcher Fritz Peterson and teammate Mike Kekich traded wives, kids, homes, and even their dogs.
Dubbed a wife-swap by the media, it made Peterson the most hated MLB player a backlash he felt the day he was booed by the entire stadium at a game.
Today, Peterson is still with his wife and discusses their controversial union and his career in his memoir, Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven (Outskirts Press).
Though the born-again Christian doesnt condone his 70s wife trade, he says it was innocent.
It had nothing to do with the kinky swinger lifestyle and just happened.
He and Kekich were naive and honestly thought the trade would better their families, which were falling apart simultaneously.
He wishes fans would remember him for something other than the swap even if its for having the all-time lowest ERA at Yankee Stadium.
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