Chicago Cubs: A look back at the strangest injuries in team history
Chicago Cubs: Steve Trout and his bike
Steve Trout is another one of those guys who you generally tend to forget about. Trout was decent for the Cubs, following a trade with the Chicago White Sox in a crosstown transaction. He was with the Cubs from 1983-1986 and did pretty decent with them during his time.
Following a rocky 1983 season, Trout responded very well to his shortfalls. Trout rolled up a 3.41 ERA over 31 starts the following year, and, over two years, the gangly left-hander managed a solid 3.40 ERA over 330 2/3 innings.
Trout continued it into the following year, as he managed to pitch to a 3.39 ERA and finish with a 117 ERA+, which helped to show that Trout would be a productive member on the mound. Unfortunately, Trout only made 24 starts due to an injury he sustained as he had some nerve damage in his shoulder.
In a regular-season matchup versus the Cincinnati Reds, a start that Trout was supposed to make, unfortunately, did not happen. The verdict going around states how Trout fell off of a stationary bike, landing him on the disabled list. From then on out, Trout was relatively subpar and never made much of an impact.