On October 14, 1964, Phil Roof and Ron Piché were traded by the Braves to the California Angels for a player to be named later. The Angels completed the deal by sending Dan Osinski to the Braves on November 29.
Phil Roof was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and is the cousin of Eddie Haas. The Milwaukee Braves acquired Haas in a trade with the Chicago Cubs before the 1958 season. A year later, Roof signed with the Braves as an amateur free agent upon graduation from St. John High School. His brother, Paul Roof, also signed with the Braves out of high school the following year.
Roof appeared in a single game for the Braves in 1964, this time starting the game behind the plate and making two plate appearances.
Ron Piché was a Brave 1960 – 1963. Only in 1963, when he worked in 37 games for Braves, all but one of them out of the bullpen, did he spend a full campaign at the major league level. All told, Piché had a 10–16 win-loss record with 12 saves.
One of his best days in the major leagues occurred on May 30, 1962. He was the starting pitcher for the Braves in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched a complete game, allowing six hits, and also got his first and only major league hit. In the last of the fourth inning, with two outs and runners on first and second, he hit a single to the shortstop Leo Cardenas driving in two runs and reaching second on an error by Cardenas. The Braves won the game, 5-4.