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Yankees 'Wife Swap' 40 years later

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich have mostly shied away from talking about it over the years, but Peterson gave a detailed interview to the Palm Beach Post (he was in south Florida for the Joe DiMaggio Legends Game):


    BTW, he's still married to Susanne Kekich. (Kekich and Marilyn Peterson split up soon after the "trade.")

    He also mentions that the Ben Affleck/Matt Damon film on the subject is apparently still in the works, though Kekich has been trying to stop it from happening.
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Must be getting old. I remember it as though it happened yesterday.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It was supposed to be a three-team trade until you backed out, right?
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    One of the most bizarre events ever.
  5. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Did Fritz and Susanne have any draft picks?
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The Yankees should have just had key parties like every other club.
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Frankly the whole thing was simply an early case of attention whoring -- if the two couples had simply gotten divorced, waited a year or so, then quietly married the opposite spouses without a big public announcement, it would have caused few ripples. Of course the NYC press would have dug into it but once the story is out, it's out.

    At the point they decided they had to announce it by way of press conference, they kinda gave up their right to act persecuted by the prying media.
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