Chicago Cubs — Lou Brock
Trade Details: Lou Brock, Jack Spring and Paul Toth to St. Louis for Ernie Broglio, Bobby Shantz and Doug Clemens
The rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals is not only one of baseball’s best rivalries, but it is one of the best in all of sports. There have been many players who have played for both teams, but Lou Brock is the best player to don both a Chicago ‘C’ and a cardinal during his career. Brock spent the first 3.5 seasons of his career in Chicago. While with the Cubs, Brock slashed .257/.306/.383 and hit 20 HR. In the immediate aftermath of the trade that sent him to St. Louis, Brock became a superstar. Brock hit .348 with 12 HR in his first 103 games as a Cardinal. Over the next 15 years, Brock earned six All-Star nods, won two World Series, and developed into a Hall of Fame player. At one time, Brock admitted that the Cubs “stunted his growth” (as a player).
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