A trade involving minor league players doesn’t usually make the news–except when the players are the sons of Angels manager Mike Scioscia and NHL legend Wayne Gretzky.
According to ESPN, the “Chicago Cubs traded minor league outfielder Trevor Gretzky to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Matt Scioscia, the son of Angels manager Mike Scioscia.”
Gretzky “was drafted by the Cubs in the seventh round in 2011, while the younger Scioscia was taken by the Angels in the 45th round the same year.”
Gretzky, of course, popularized hockey in Southern California and the Sun Belt when he went to the L.A. Kings from the Edmonton Oilers. Scioscia was the longtime catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 1980s and Dodgers legend Vin Scully has said, along with Roberto Clemente and Vlad Guerrero, letting Scioscia leave the organization was one of the three biggest mistake the franchise has made since he has been with them since 1950.