Blockbuster Trade Makes Chris Sale Just One of a Few Stars That Have Been Both White Sox and Red Sox
When Chris Sale joined Boston last week, he became one of just a few stars who has ever played for both the White Sox and the Red Sox. The All-Star left-hander was traded from Chicago in exchange for four Boston minor league players, including the number one prospect in all of the baseball, Yoan Moncada.
Now that Sale has officially gone from White to Red Sox, here is an All-Star roster of players who were members of both the pale hose and the Beantown team that once traded Babe Ruth.
Catcher: Carlton Fisk
His most memorable moments were the Red Sox, most notably the home run ball he waved to keep in fair territory to win game six of the 1975 World Series against Cincinnati.
First Base: Steve Lyons
While always respected as a versatile player, his most famous moment occurred because of a poor decision regarding his wardrobe.
Second Base: Orlando Cabrera
Primarily a second baseman, the guy is known as “O” would have little trouble yielding that position to his Hall of Fame double play partner.
Shortstop: Luis Aparichio
After earning a stellar Hall of Fame career with Chicago, the exciting lead off hitter spent a season with Boston.
Third base: Deron Johnson
It is no surprise that given the many teams the slugger played for, Johnson spent American League time with both Boston and Chicago.
Left field: Jose Canseco
The first player to ever steal forty bases and hit forty home runs in the same season, Canseco would make headlines with Madonna as well as his book Juiced.
Center field: Mike Cameron
The speedy and powerful veteran was traded numerous times, including one involving Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr.
Right field: Ellis Burks
Productive wherever he went, Burks did most of his damage with Boston and Colorado.
DH: AJ Pierzinski
He was a great catcher, so he and Fisk should share duties behind the plate and at DH.
Starting Pitcher: Tom Seaver
Obviously being inducted into Cooperstown as a New York Met, Tom Terrific spent several seasons with the Red Sox and the White Sox.
Starting Pitcher: Wilbur Wood
The oft-used left hander made his name in Chicago, where he once started both games of a doubleheader.