Cliff Heathcote

Heathcote was part of an unusual trade on May 30, 1922. Swapped from the Cardinals to the Cubs between games of a doubleheader for outfielder Max Flack, he and Flack were hitless in the morning but collected hits with their new teams that afternoon as the Cubs took a pair. On August 25, 1922 the lefthanded-hitting Heathcote was 5-for-5 with four RBI and five runs scored in the major leagues’ biggest slugfest ever: Cubs 26, Phillies 23. Usually a regular through 1926, he hit a career-high .313 in 82 games in 1929 as the Cubs won the pennant.