"We didn"t just swap wives, we swapped lives": How two Yankees stars traded families in a scandal that rocked Seventies baseball

"We didn"t just swap wives, we swapped lives": How two Yankees stars traded families in a scandal that rocked Seventies baseball

“We didn”t just swap wives, we swapped lives”: How Yankees stars traded families in scandal that rocked Seventies baseballYankees players Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich famously traded partners in 1972. And it is Red Sox fans Ben Affleck and Matt Damon taking the incredible story to the big screen…

9:27 PM on 21st June 2011

Mike Kekich and his former wife Susanne with their daughters, prior to his wife-swap with the family of his teammate Fritz Peterson

Trading lives: Mike Kekich and his former wife Susanne with their daughters, prior to his wife-swap with the family of his teammate Fritz Peterson

Scandal: Fritz Peterson, pictured with his former wife Marilyn and their son Greg, fell for the partner of fellow Yankees pitcher Mike Kekich

Scandal: Fritz Peterson, pictured with his former wife Marilyn and their son Greg, fell for the partner of fellow Yankees pitcher Mike Kekich

Fritz Peterson Mike Kekich

Bond: Mr Peterson (left) and Mr Kekich (right) were both pitchers for the Yankees

Ben Affleck Matt Damon

Big screen dream: Ben Affleck (left) and Matt Damon (right) have plans to make a movie inspired by the Kekich-Peterson wife-swap titled The Trade