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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1260 on: September 29, 2020, 10:39:16 pm »

Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1261 on: October 01, 2020, 08:21:33 pm »
Cubs Quiz.

14 players are listed below.  Only ONE of them never played for the Cubs.  Who is it?

1. Rabbit Maranville
2. Clark Griffith
3. Chuck Connors
4. Walker Cooper
5. Frankie Frisch
6. Jimmie Foxx
7. Burleigh Grimes
8. Hugh Duffy
9. Monte Irvin
10. Robin Roberts
11. Freddie Lindstrom
12. Rube Waddell
13. Hoyt Wilhelm
14. Earl Whitehill

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1262 on: October 01, 2020, 08:52:27 pm »
I don't think Roberts ever did, if I remember the plaque on Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield correctly.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1263 on: October 01, 2020, 08:59:56 pm »
Roberts played with Cubs in 1966—his final season.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1264 on: October 01, 2020, 09:14:30 pm »
Damn plaque was wrong.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1265 on: October 01, 2020, 09:18:12 pm »
Damn plaque was wrong.

What does the plaque say?

“Thankfully Never Played With The Cubs” ?

Wouldn’t surprise me.  ;D

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1266 on: October 01, 2020, 09:23:04 pm »
Chuck Conners did.  I had his Cubs baseball card as a kid.
Robin Roberts did.  I remember him as a Cub.
Walker Cooper did,  I remember he hit a home run to beat the Sox in an intracity game.
Monte Irven played on the Cubs at the end of his career.
Frankie Frisch was the first Cub manager I remember.  But I don't think he was ever a player on their team.

My guess is Frankie Frisch.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1267 on: October 01, 2020, 09:41:02 pm »
Good job, Dave. It’s Frisch. Managed the Cubs but never played for Cubs.

As an aside, Jimmie Foxx had 250 PAs as a Cub, batted .190, and had minus 1.4 WAR.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1268 on: October 01, 2020, 10:36:00 pm »
What does the plaque say?

“Thankfully Never Played With The Cubs” ?

Wouldn’t surprise me.  ;D
2/5 of the fans are Cub fans, 2/5 Cardinals, 1/5 Sox.  If a Sox guy did the plaque, you're probably right.  If a Cardinal, it's because they can't spell Cubs.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1270 on: October 16, 2020, 01:06:24 pm »
That's a great video...thanks for sharing!

There is no more pure feeling than hitting a baseball and knowing you got every single bit of it.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1271 on: October 27, 2020, 12:01:02 pm »
I recommend the movie "Bad Hombres" which deals with border/immigration issues using the Mexican League as a backdrop.  Former Cub Luis Flores plays a prominent role in the movie.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1272 on: October 30, 2020, 02:42:27 pm »
Cubs Quiz

This is a tough one.

Name this player:

LH pitcher who made his major league debut at age 18.

Pitched one season for the Cubs.

Pitched 31 consecutive seasons in pro baseball, mostly in the minors, from 1921-1951

Pitched his final season in the minors at age 47.

One of the few pitchers in baseball history who, as a pro (mostly in minors), pitched in over 1,000 games AND threw over 5,000 innings.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1273 on: October 30, 2020, 03:30:21 pm »
Found him...that WAS a tough one...and found some other interesting characters during the search...including perhaps the heaviest Cub ever...

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1274 on: October 30, 2020, 06:07:26 pm »
Found him...that WAS a tough one...and found some other interesting characters during the search...including perhaps the heaviest Cub ever...

He was teammates with Hector?