9. P Tom Parsons to Houston Astros for C Jerry Grote (October, 1965)

When catchers were so hard to find in 1965, there was Jerry Grote. An oldie but goodie as they’d say. Grote wouldn’t overwhelm you offensively, but it was all about his glove. The regular backstop for more than a decade, Grote won a World Championship in 1969 as the battery-mate of Tom Seaver.

 Donn Clendenon