Trout was dubbed Rainbow by his high school teammates. Recommended to the White Sox by his father, former pitching great Dizzy Trout, Steve was made Chicago’s first pick in the 1976 June draft. Joining their rotation late in 1978, the erratic, 6’4″ lefthander was soon considered the team flake. He was 37-40 with the White Sox when the Cubs, desperate for lefthanded pitching, acquired him in January 1983. He went 13-7 in 1984 and won his LCS start against San Diego. After he garnered a large salary, the sinkerballer began experiencing elbow problems in 1985. When he showed signs he was back in 1987, he was dealt to the Yankees, but he was miserably wild and was sent packing to Seattle.