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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1110 on: May 17, 2020, 07:00:50 pm »
Thanks Bennett, I didn't know that either.

Maybe that monstrosity known as the Metrodome never would have been built.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1111 on: May 20, 2020, 09:30:53 am »
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In 1922, Zachary Taylor Davis was called back to add an upper deck to Cubs Park (aka Wrigley Field), the architect had designed the ballpark in 1911. And chew on this - Davis birth year is 1869, meaning the architect for today's Wrigley Field was born 4 years after the Civil War

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JR

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1112 on: May 20, 2020, 09:42:15 am »
And chew on this - Davis birth year is 1869, meaning the architect for today's Wrigley Field was born 4 years after the Civil War

Chew on this too.  His next door neighbor growing up was CurtOne.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1113 on: May 21, 2020, 05:37:42 pm »
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Who's the first player you think of that wasn't necessarily the best, but was still one of you favorites because of the effort he gave?


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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1114 on: May 21, 2020, 06:50:43 pm »
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Who's the first player you think of that wasn't necessarily the best, but was still one of you favorites because of the effort he gave?



Augie Ojeda
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davep

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1115 on: May 21, 2020, 09:58:40 pm »
Willson Contreras
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JR

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1116 on: May 21, 2020, 11:11:03 pm »
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Who's the first player you think of that wasn't necessarily the best, but was still one of you favorites because of the effort he gave?

Is Greg Maddux 2004-2006 an acceptable answer for this?  He definitely wasn't the best anymore during his second stint with the Cubs and was pretty much throwing in the high 80's, but when all the young pitchers like Wood and Prior were getting hurt for the Cubs, he took the ball every fifth day, threw strikes, and pitched a lot of quality innings.

He's probably the first guy I thought about when pondering the question.

A few others just flipping through some old Baseball-Reference pages...

Shawon Dunston
Rey Sanchez
Doug Glanville
Rod Beck
Terry Mulholland
Jon Lieber
Eric Karros
Reed Johnson
Alfonso Soriano (later years)
Ben Zobrist
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1117 on: May 22, 2020, 12:08:40 pm »

It's Mark William Prior's MLB debut and normally that would be the top story but another Cubs steals the show on this night. Our guy Augie "Doggie" Ojeda starts at shortstop and goes 1-for-2 with a double in the 7-4 win. Way to go Augie! As for No. 22, he is stellar picking up the win and striking out 10 in the process. At the plate, Sammy goes deep and Moises Alou hits a rare triple. Fred "Big Booty" McGriff has two hits and two RBI. Prior's 10Ks in his MLB Debut are the most by a Cubs pitcher dating back to at least 1969. Thomas "Gem" Diamond (remember him?) would match Prior by striking out 10 against the Brewers during his MLB debut on Aug. 3, 2010.

https://youtu.be/DRRCqpBEAhY
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1118 on: May 24, 2020, 09:55:02 am »
Fifteen years ago today

If I remember correctly he was asked to view an instructional video and aid he didn't need it.

https://youtu.be/e0BsMuz218E

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1119 on: May 24, 2020, 07:56:05 pm »
This isn't about the Cubs, but I wasn't aware of how involved Phil Wrigley was with women's league.  Even though the article seems to devote too much time to sexuality it's a good read about the Chicago territorial limits of the league and how things worked.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-hidden-queer-history-behind-a-league-of-their-own?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1120 on: May 27, 2020, 02:53:02 am »
Okay, if you answered this question in 2012 when it came up on the board in another form, you’re not eligible:

Who is the only former Cubs player inducted in the Hall of Fame as MANAGER (that is, not as a player)?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1122 on: May 28, 2020, 11:48:52 am »
I know Reb's answer...does anyone else?
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1124 on: May 30, 2020, 10:27:26 pm »
Blast from the Past.  Over 30 minutes of insane umpiring confusion in 1984 and then a brawl----caused by Ron Cey reversed home run call to LF and Don Zimmer tackling Mario Soto.

At 31:00, Harry interviews a fan who was sitting near LF foul pole, who is brought up to the booth and says "it was foul by five feet."

Thank goodness for official replay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAhzFOBKrE8