In 1929, uniform numbers appeared on the back of baseball jerseys for the first time, thanks to the Indians and the Yankees. By 1937, numbers finally appeared across all uniforms, both home and away, across both major leagues. Since that time, 81 distinct numbers have been worn by members of the White Sox, while the Cubs boast 76.
Today, we continue our look at those players, picking our favorite, if not the best, player to wear each uniform number for both Chicago teams with #62. 19 players have donned #62 while playing in Chicago, 12 for the White Sox and 7 for the Cubs.
Jose Quintana becomes the next player we’ve come across to wear the same number for both the White Sox and the Cubs. He originally signed with the White Sox as a minor league free agent on after the 2011 season and made his major league debut on May 7, 2012. He quickly moved in to the rotation and became a steady, if unlucky, presence on the mound. As a member of the White Sox, he had a career mark of 50-54 with an unbelievable 65 no decisions. In his last full season with the team, he made his first All Star team and finished 10th in Cy Young Award voting.
In July of 2017, with the Cubs looking to defend their World Series title and the White Sox looking to rebuild, the two teams pulled off a trade, sending Quintana to the Cubs and Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease amongst the haul for the White Sox. In 3+ seasons with the Cubs, he improved his career winning percentage, but wasn’t the difference maker the team thought they were getting. He became a free agent following the 2020 season.
Another #62 to appear for both teams was Bob Howry, who pitched for the White Sox from 1998 through 2002 and for the Cubs 2006 through 2008 and again in 2010. Howry’s most infamous moment came wearing a different number, when, in 2000, he was in the middle of the brawl between the White Sox and the Tigers.