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Rich McKinney from the Chronology
Nov 24, 1972 - The Yankees acquire veteran Matty Alou from the A's for Rob Gardner and Rich McKinney. It is the 2nd time the Yankees have traded Gardner to the A's for an Alou. Last year it was Felipe.
Jul 28, 1972 - Syracuse pulls off a triple play against Charleston (IL) when confusion occurs over the infield fly rule. Charleston puts runners on 1st and 2B in the 3rd inning with no out. Frank Frontino's sac bunt pops to 1B Frank Tepedino who alertly allows the ball to drop. Tepedino throws to 3B Rich McKinney for one force to SS Frank Baker for the 2nd out and the relay to 2B Tom Grayson covering 1B completes the TP.
Dec 2, 1971 - The Yankees send P Stan Bahnsen to the White Sox for INF Rich McKinney. Bahnsen will win 21 games for the White Sox in 1972‚ while McKinney will fail to win the 3B job in NY. The Yanks also get Bernie Allen from Texas in a trade for lefties Terry Ley and Gary Jones.