The Red Sox-Cubs connection
Mark Bellhorn/Todd Walker, 2BMark Bellhorn, left, had a career-high 27 homers in his only full season with the Cubs, 2002, and then was traded to the Rockies on June 20, 2003. He joined the Red Sox for their championship run in 2004, leading the league in strikeouts (177) and reaching base at a .373 clip. He homered twice in the ALCS and once in the World Series.
Todd Walker hit .283 in his lone year in Boston, 2003, but had a huge postseason before signing with the Cubs. He slugged three homers in a five-game ALDS against the Aís, and added two more in seven games against the Yankees.