Although he had to change teams as the deadline approached, pitcher Jose Quintana will not have to relocate his home. He is staying in Chicago, where he left the White Sox on the South Side and joined the Cubs on the North Side.
Staying in the same city must have helped Quintana get off to a good start with his new club, for he dominated after taking the mound for the first time with the Cubs. The left hander went seven innings in the July 14 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates, scattering just three hits and striking out twelve.
If he continues to pitch that well during his Cubs career, he could join an elite roster of players who have been members of both Chicago teams. Quintana would qualify as the left handed ace of the rotation of such a team, joining Cy Young Award winning right hander Steve Stone.
Here is the starting lineup, as well as a closer, who could play on a team consisting of players who were members of both the Cubs and the White Sox.
Left Field, Sammy Sosa
The only player to hit over sixty dingers in three seasons without once winning a home run title was struggling until the Cubs wrested him from their cross town rivals.
Center Field, Bobby Bonds
Most of his success came with the Giants, but the father of future home run king Barry patrolled the outfield in both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park at different times in his career.
Right Field, George Bell
After an impressive career with the Blue Jays, Bell went to the Cubs before they shipped him South in the Sammy Sosa deal.
Third Base, Ron Santo
Beloved in the city mostly because of his Hall of Fame career with the Cubs, Santo did finish his playing years in Comiskey Park. pittsburgh seo company
Shortstop, Don Kessinger
Glenn Beckert was his perennial double play partner during his All Star years with the Cubbies, but his career ended with the club on the South Side.
Second Base, Johnny Evers
The Hall of Fame legend played just one game for the White Sox while he was a coach, a footnote in a great career spent mostly with the Cubs.
First Base, Jay Johnstone
Primarily an outfielder, Johnstone’s versatility allowed him to fill in at first base occasionally.
Catcher, Ron Hassey
Few catchers have been involved in perfect games, but Hassey has the distinction of having called two of them.