On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals traded 23-year-old superstar outfielder Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres at the MLB trade deadline.
San Diego acquired Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from Washington for first baseman Luke Voit and current/former top prospects MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams, Robert Hassell III, James Wood and Jarlin Susana. The blockbuster move sparked the conversation about “Undisputed”: What is the biggest business in sports history?
Shannon Sharpe argues that the Dallas Cowboys’ historic acquisition from the Minnesota Vikings in a three-team trade that included the San Diego Chargers for running back Herschel Walker in 1989 takes the crown.
“Jimmy traded Herschel Walker, they have five players and six picks,” Sharpe said. “The candidates became Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith, Darren Woodson. Emmitt Smith became the all-time leading scorer and one of the 100 greatest players in NFL history. Darren Woodson was was a four-time Pro-Bowler. Russell Maryland was a Pro-Bowler, and Herschel actually played two and a half years in Minnesota, having one season of 1,000 and he became a guest, he went around, Philly, the Giants and ended. I’m going back to Dallas.”
“Once that trade happened, the Cowboys became a dynasty again,” Sharpe said later.
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After the San Diego Padres acquired Juan Soto, Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe are considering the biggest moves in sports history. This may interest you : Strategy Time Season 3: Big Day Video Releases, Broadcasts & Stories.
Vikings-Cowboys-Chargers 1989 Herschel Walker Trade Details
– Four draft picks (three from Dallas and one from San Diego)
– Alex Stewart (removed in November 1989)
– Eight Minnesota elections, including their first election from 1990 to 1992.
Walker played two and a half seasons with the Vikings. He later spent time with the Eagles, Giants and finished his NFL career back in Dallas. Meanwhile, the Cowboys went on to win Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX in the 1990s.
On the other hand, Skip Bayless argues that the Boston Celtics get the No. 2 pick in the 1956 NBA Draft from St. Louis Hawks, which became Hall of Fame big man Bill Russell, is the biggest sports business.
“I don’t care who you dumped, it’s Bill Russell,” Bayless said. “And Boston got him in a trade, so he’s a different kind of Babe Ruth, right? You got Bill Russell for that? I don’t care who it is, Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan? OK, so I very good thing. That’s right. up there.”
Celtics-Hawks 1956 Bill Russell Trade Details:
Russell won 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons with the Celtics. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star and served as the Celtics’ head coach from 1966 to 1969.
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