Chicago Cubs: Ex-Cubs who dominated the team after moving on
Chicago Cubs: No doubt one of the more underrated Cubs in their history.
Seems like Rick Reuschel deserves a bit more credit than he gets for what he did not only as a Cub but in his career in general. Reuschel started his career with the Cubs in 1972 and pitched 12 years in Chicago, posting a 3.50 ERA, 3.15 FIP, 1.3 WHIP and 2.5 BB/9 in 358 games.
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In 1985 when his career looked to be winding down he signed with the Pirates and resurrected his career. He played with the Pirates for two and a half seasons and finished his career in San Francisco. From 1985-1991 he pitched to a 3.17 ERA in 187 games, making two more All Star teams and winning a pennant in 1989 (who beat the Cubs in the NLCS).
Reuschel had a lot of success against the team he played with the most. In 18 games against the Cubs he pitched to a 1.66 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in a total of 130 1/3 innings. Four of this appearances were complete games.
In addition to this he won the pennant-clinching game against the Cubs in 1989 when he threw eight innings of one-run (no earned) ball in Game 5 of the NLCS. This was revenge for Game 2 at Wrigley where the Cubs had their one game which they got to Reuschel and tagged him for five runs in the first.
There are many other former Cubs who did a lot of damage to their former team. These just sort of stood out for a number of reasons. Players leaving and damaging their former team is something Chicago fans in general are pretty used to.