According to a news item in the New York Post, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck and Matt Damon are attempting to bring one of the more forgettable moments in Yankees history to the big screen. The film, with the working title The Trade, will be based on former Yankees Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson who swapped wives in the 1970s.
The Post further explains:
The amazing drama started in 1972 after the two hurlers, old friends, joked about swapping wives. They followed through on it, although word didn’t get out until the spring of ’73. Marilyn Peterson moved in with Kekich, but it didn’t last. Susanne Kekich and Fritz are still married and live in New Jersey and Colorado. Kekich reportedly remarried and had another daughter.
Just in case there are any Yankees fans afraid that one of the touchier subjects in the team’s history won’t be handled with the utmost respect by three Boston Red Sox fans, Ben Affleck tells MTV:
I’ve come to have a little more respect for the Yankees. There are some of those guys . . . that look like good guys . . . But as an institution? Disdain. Contempt. Guys [Getting Blanked]ing each others’ wives. That’s those Yankees.