Ed Figueroa

After a solid 1975 season (2.91 ERA, fifth-best in the AL) with the last-place Angels, he was traded with Mickey Rivers to the Yankees for Bobby Bonds. He was the Yankee staff’s biggest winner over three AL-championship seasons, winning 55 from 1976 to 1978. In 1978 Figueroa became the first native Puerto Rican to win 20 games in the majors (he had been close two years earlier, but a rainout on the last day of the season deprived him of his chance). After elbow surgery in 1979, he did not pitch effectively; leaving the majors, he continued pitching in Mexico.