Seinfeld Moment: You Traded Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps?!?!

You traded Ken Phelps for Jay Buhner?!?!

You traded Ken Phelps for Jay Buhner?!?!

One of the most famous sports moments in the long history of the award-winning sitcom Seinfeld involves a trade between the Mariners and Yankees – Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps.

Phelps is a resident of Arizona and has been helping out with the radio broadcasts during spring training. Buhner is in town for a few days helping as a guest instructor on the minor league side. And today the two got together to take a picture and chat about one of the legendary sports moments in Hollywood history. Here is The Bone and Digger talking about the famous episode:

In the episode titled The Caddy that debuted on Jan. 26, 1996, Frank Costanza had a legendary interaction with the actor-portrayed George Steinbrenner:

Frank: What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for?!? He had 30 home runs, and over 100 RBIs last year. He’s got a rocket for an arm. You don’t know what the hell you’re doin’!

Steinbrenner: Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps’ bat. They kept saying “Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.”

Here is the video clip of the episode:

Phelps and Buhner joined the ROOT SPORTS broadcast during today’s Athletics-Mariners game in Peoria, where they discussed the baseball trade of Seinfeld lore.

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