Did You Hear The One About The Wife-Swapping, Kid-Swapping NY Yankee Pitchers?

By Rebeka Knott
New York Yankee pitcher Fritz Peterson is shown in snapshot with wife Marilyn Peterson (right) and Mrs. Susan Kekich (L). On the card, Susan's husband and Fritz's teammate Mike Kekich. Sources: Bettmann/Getty; Pinterest

In 1973, two New York Yankees pitchers executed the most unusual trade in Major League Baseball history. Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich were good friends, had been since 1969, and they got along with each others' wives. No, they really got along with each other's wives. The story of the wife-swapping New York Yankees pitchers was shocking in tabloid-crazy, scandal-loving Big Apple, and even today reminds us that baseball isn't always a boring sport.