Matt Damon and Ben Affleck could reunite for New York Yankees scandal pic, The Trade
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I’ve been waiting for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to team up again, but I didn’t think they’d team up to play former New York Yankees pitchers. But the die-hard Boston Red Sox fans are tentatively looking to play the infamous pitchers in a film called THE TRADE, with a script written by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Dave Mandel. It looks like Affleck will at least direct the film and then it’s possible he and Damon will star as the pitchers.
A little more research on this topic uncovered a fascinating story. In 1972, New York Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson famously decided to swap wives and families. The affair(s) had begun earlier than that, but they officially announced the swap in spring of 1973. They didn’t just trade wives for a night, they traded complete families; wives, houses, dogs, kids, everything. Ultimately, it worked out well for Peterson, who is still married to the former Mrs. Kekich, and Kekich didn’t last long with the former Mrs. Peterson.
Oh, and on a side note, Fritz Peterson has the all time lowest ERA (2.52) at the old Yankee stadium.
Source: Deadline Hollywood