Heathcote was part of an unusual trade on May 30, 1922. Swapped from the Cardinals
to the Cubs between games of a doubleheader for outfielder Max Flack
, he and Flack
were hitless in the morning but collected hits with their new teams that afternoon
as the Cubs took a pair. On August 25, 1922 the lefthanded-hitting Heathcote was
5-for-5 with four RBI and five runs scored in the major leagues' biggest slugfest
ever: Cubs 26, Phillies 23. Usually a regular through 1926, he hit a career-high
.313 in 82 games in 1929 as the Cubs won the pennant.