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BUFFALO & TEMPE IN BIG DEAL

For Immediate Release
December 29, 1998

ESPN NEWS (Bristol)
In a major press conference today the Tempe Tempers were pleased to introduce their fixture in the outfield for years to come. They proudly introduce a player whom they just call “Junior”. None other than future Hall of famer Ken Griffey Jr.  In a deal that has been in the works for some time now, Tempe gave away a starting pitcher in Al Leiter, as well as Ricardo Rincon, Greg Vaughn, and Tony Gwynn. In exchange, the Tempers received “Junior” as well as Roberto Kelly, Matt Mieske, & Jack McDowell. Each GM, was happy about the deal, and said that it was in the best interest of their club to make such a big trade.

Buffalo Receives: Al Leiter, Ricardo Rincon, Greg Vaughn & Tony Gwynn
Tempe Receives: Ken Griffey Jr. Roberto Kelly, Matt Mieske, & Jack McDowell


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