Chicago Cubs: Looking back at impact offseason trades

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Oct 20, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of outside Wrigley Field prior to game three of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

December 3, 1903: The Cubs got Mordecai Brown and Jack O’Neill from the St. Louis Cardinals for Larry McLean and Jack Taylor.

Here’s one honorable mention for the next time a Cardinals fan wants to remind you of the Lou Brock deal:

Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown was a six-time 20 game winner for the Cubs and the ace of the Cubs 1908 World Series championship team when he went 29-9.

He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1949.

So we’ve got that going for us, Cubs fans… which is nice…