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Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1185 on: July 17, 2020, 12:45:35 am »
July 17, 1990

Cubs connection? Well, the Twins 3B was Gary Gaetti

https://youtu.be/pTm6C5uSAI8

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1186 on: July 17, 2020, 03:23:08 am »
Cubs Quiz.

Who is the all-time Cubs leader in career stolen bases? (as a Cub, so not Lou Brock).

Clue#1: until passed by Anthony Rizzo in 2019, he was also Cubs all-time leader in HBPs.

Clue#2: he ended his MLB career playing with the Yankees.

Clue#3: played catcher for the Cubs for 1375 career innings.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1187 on: July 17, 2020, 08:29:57 am »
Frank Chance
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davep

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1188 on: July 17, 2020, 08:55:29 am »
Johnny Kling?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1190 on: July 17, 2020, 02:58:00 pm »
I did not know Chance played catcher.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1191 on: July 17, 2020, 03:18:22 pm »
I didnít either...nor did I know he finished up with the Yankees.

I knew about the SBís though...

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« Reply #1192 on: July 19, 2020, 12:22:26 am »
I did not know Chance played catcher.

Yeah and you especially don't think of Tinker or Evers throwing in his direction if he was catching.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1193 on: July 19, 2020, 08:41:20 am »
A lot 6-4-2 doubleplays.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1194 on: July 19, 2020, 04:03:11 pm »
Be sure to pan photo. Great shot.

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/pan.6a28670
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1195 on: July 19, 2020, 04:13:29 pm »
Wow that is a cool shot!  Even cooler to get to see CurtOne and DaveP sitting on top of that outfield wall.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1196 on: July 19, 2020, 04:33:35 pm »
Davep wouldn't sit on the wall.  Something about his cousin Humpty.

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« Reply #1197 on: July 19, 2020, 08:06:46 pm »
Wow that is a cool shot!  Even cooler to get to see CurtOne and DaveP sitting on top of that outfield wall.

Photo was taken in one of the doubleheader games that day in which Cubs swept Phillies to go 59-30 on the season. CG wins by Charlie Root and Pat Malone.

Cubs won the pennant at 98-54 but lost WS in 5 to the Aís. Game 4 was the famous game in which Cubs were on verge of evening Series 2-2 but blew an 8-run lead in the 7th inning. Curt and Dave P were upset about that all day (Check out their posts from that day in the Archives).

That was also the season in which Hartnett mysteriously was unable to throw at all and could only pinch hit the entire season and WS.

This club had Grimm, Hornsby, English in the infield, with Hack Wilson in CF and Riggs Stephenson, among others.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1198 on: July 22, 2020, 10:07:23 am »

From an article on July 22, 2019

VIDEO: Honoring the 22-Year Anniversary of Greg Maddux's Absurd 76-Pitch Complete Game

https://www.12up.com/posts/video-honoring-the-22-year-anniversary-of-greg-maddux-s-absurd-76-pitch-complete-game-01dgdgdzm969

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1199 on: July 22, 2020, 10:10:48 am »
From an article on July 22, 2019

VIDEO: Honoring the 22-Year Anniversary of Greg Maddux's Absurd 76-Pitch Complete Game

https://www.12up.com/posts/video-honoring-the-22-year-anniversary-of-greg-maddux-s-absurd-76-pitch-complete-game-01dgdgdzm969

That was a really perfect storm of Maddux being at his best, the Cubs having a truly putrid crappy lineup, and Eric Gregg as the home plate umpire.  Pitchers pray for days like that.
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