The Red Sox-Cubs connection
Dennis Eckersley, RHPWith the Red Sox: After coming up with Cleveland, the Red Sox traded for Dennis Eckersley three years into his 24-year career. Eck played eight seasons in Boston, highlighted by a career-high 20 wins in 1978. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in 2004.
With the Cubs: The Red Sox traded Eck to the Cubs on May 25, 1984, for Bill Buckner. Eck produced two winning seasons in his three years as a Cub, and took a loss in his only playoff start in Game 3 of the 1986 NLCS.