There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Pirates and White Sox.
Bobby Bonilla was a big-hitter whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001, playing for 8 different teams over that time. You may know him as a Pirate, Met or Marlin but he also played for the Orioles, Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers and White Sox.
Bonilla helped the Marlins grab a World Series ring in ’97. He hit over 280 home runs and 400 doubles during his career. He was a six-time All-Star.
But what he’s most famous for is his contract with the Mets, who still pay him over a million bucks every July 1 (known as “Bobby Bonilla Day”) due to a deferred payment deal. So even though there were some bumps, Bonilla definitely made a mark in baseball, both on and off the field.
Josh Harrison is well-known for his versatility on the field. He has played as a utility player, filling in at multiple positions including second base, third base, and in the outfield throughout his MLB career.
Harrison started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, and his ability to excel in multiple positions soon made him a key asset for the team. He was named to the MLB All-Star team twice while with the Pirates, in 2014 and 2017.
His best season (so far) came in 2014 when he posted a .315 batting average with 13 home runs, 52 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases, earning him a 9th-place finish in National League MVP voting.
Francisco Liriano began his MLB journey with the Minnesota Twins in 2005, quickly making an impression as one of the league’s promising young pitchers. In 2006, his breakout season, he was named an All-Star, and while his year was cut short due to Tommy John surgery, his performance left a lasting impression.
Over the years, Liriano played for various teams, including the White Sox, Pirates, Blue Jays, Astros, and Tigers. One of his career highlights came with the Pirates, where he won the 2013 National League Comeback Player of the Year after an impressive season on the mound.
Throughout his career, Liriano was known for his devastating slider and ability to generate strikeouts. His journey in the MLB was characterized by moments of sheer dominance, resilience in the face of injuries, and adaptability as he transitioned roles, even serving as a relief pitcher later in his career.
Loriano Key Stats
- All-Star (Twins)
- World Series Champ (Astros)
- 200+ Strikeout Season (Twins, Pirates)
Doug Drabek pitched in the MLB from 1986 to 1998. He is most recognized for his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros.
With a record of 155-134 over 398 starts, he accumulated over 1500 strikeouts and a career 3.73 ERA. A highlight of his career was earning the Cy Young Award in 1990, winning 22 games with the Pirates.
He also made an All-Star appearance in 1994 with the Astros and recorded 53 complete games and 21 shutouts, demonstrating his endurance and dominance on the mound.