But Slocumb made his MLB debut with the Cubs so that's who I think of him of as. Unfortunately, my memories of him were just as bad as the truth. He was kind of the opposite of a closer. The Cubs tended to bring in Slocumb as a middle reliever when they were already losing to eat up an inning or two. In the parts of three seasons he spent with the team, the Cubs record in games where he pitched was 27-85. His personal record was only 3-4 so that speaks to the fact that it wasn't all his fault.
Like countless other players, it's no surprise Slocumb found greater success after he left the Cubs. He was even an All-Star (and got the win) with the Phillies in 1995.