Jose Quintana to Cubs among most notable crosstown trades -- in any sport

Jose Quintana was part of the first trade between the White Sox and Cubs since 2006 Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox made their first trade in over 10 years when the White Sox dealt Jose Quintana to the Cubs for four prospects, including Keith Law's No. 5 overall prospect, Eloy Jimenez.

The Cubs and White Sox have not been frequent trading partners over the years, with this being just the fourth trade between the teams since 1992.

The trade between the two teams in 1992, however, was one to remember: The White Sox traded Sammy Sosa and Ken Patterson to the Cubs for former MVP and All-Star George Bell.

With those trades in mind, we take a look at some of the most notable trades between teams residing in the same city or metropolitan area:


The Cubs and the Sox have made one other major trade. In 1973, the Cubs traded nine-time All-Star Ron Santo to the White Sox for a total of four players, including future Cy Young winner and current White Sox broadcaster Steve Stone.

In 2001, the New York Mets traded two-time All-Star and six-time gold glove winner Robin Ventura, of grand-slam single fame, to the New York Yankees for former Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star David Justice. The Mets would trade Justice to the Oakland A's one week later.

In 1978, the San Francisco Giants sent a total of seven players plus $300,000 cash to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for former Cy Young and MVP Vida Blue. Blue would go on to finish third in the Cy Young voting in his first season with the Giants.

Other pro sports

Notable intra-city trades have been few and far between in sports outside of baseball.

The Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers have not made any trades since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles. In 1983, when the Clippers resided in San Diego, they traded Byron Scott and Swen Nater to the Lakers for two players and two picks, one of which ended up being Jeff Hornacek. However, Hornacek never played for the Clippers, as that pick was traded two more times before it was made by the Phoenix Suns. Scott won three titles with the Lakers.

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have not made any trades since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, and in fact have only made four trades overall. One of note was in 1978, when the Knicks traded Phil Jackson and a first round pick to the Nets for two first round picks including the fourth overall pick in 1978, Micheal Ray Richardson.

There have not been many notable intra-city trades in either the NHL or NFL. The New York Rangers and New York Islanders have traded just twice, with one of the two trades coming in the Islanders' inaugural season in 1972. The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings have traded three times, mostly involving future draft picks.