6 Mariners who left Seattle for the eventual World Series winner
LHP MIKE MONTGOMERY – 2016 CHICAGO CUBS
Mike Myers isn’t the only former Mariners left-handed reliever to have been a part of a curse-breaking championship run. On July 20, 2016, Seattle dealt away lefty Mike Montgomery to the eventual champion Cubs for designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach and right-handed pitcher Paul Blackburn.
The deal ultimately worked out for both teams, as Vogelbach earned All-Star honors in 2019 and Montgomery famously induced the final out of an incredible Game 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series to end the Cubs’ 108-year championship drought.
Montgomery immediately became a cult hero in the city of Chicago and further etched out an important role in the Cubs’ success in 2017 and ’18, but a disappointing 2019 season led to his exit from the team and a return to the organization that drafted him in the Kansas City Royals.