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Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1365 on: August 24, 2022, 01:47:08 pm »
Trivia Question:

Three members of the 500 HR club played with the Iowa Cubs.

Two are Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa. Who’s the third?

JR

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1366 on: August 24, 2022, 02:08:19 pm »
Manny

Dave23

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1367 on: August 24, 2022, 02:10:22 pm »
I’m wondering if this is a trick question…because I have someone in mind…

Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1368 on: August 24, 2022, 02:57:42 pm »
JR got it.

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« Reply #1369 on: August 24, 2022, 05:11:43 pm »
Oh, good one…I was thinking maybe Tuffy got to 500 between US and Japan…

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1370 on: August 25, 2022, 10:42:49 am »
Eddie Vedder delivered the news to Jose Cardenal about his induction to the Cubs Hall of Fame.

https://thecomeback.com/mlb/eddie-vedder-chicago-cubs-hall-of-fame-jose-cardenal.html

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« Reply #1371 on: August 25, 2022, 11:29:16 am »
Continuing the Pat Hughes Cubs Hall Of Fame discussion

WGN had a number of things that were staples of most broadcasts:
  • Wayne (and sometimes Kathleen) Messmer singing the national anthem
  • Who was the guy who then walked out to the mound and placed a ball on the pitching rubber?
  • Showing Dorothy during the Seventh Inning Stretch
  • Arne Harris and his white shoes
  • “Lake” shots
  • Birthday announcements
  • Steve Stone and Arne saying they’d visited the local library when Harry knew they’d been to the racetrack
  • Stone and his pharmacist “Howard”
  • “Deuces are wild” whenever the scoreboard allowed
  • Attractive young women in the bleachers
  • Garden Claw commercials
  • The ball hawks on Waveland
  • A tow truck hauling another car away on Waveland
  • The Waveland fire station
  • Eamus Catuli
  • The 20 minute Leadoff Man show that was 15 minutes of commercials
  • Games starting at 1:20 instead of 1:05 because WGN was able to charge prime time ad rates during the daytime
  • Harry going to the radio booth for the middle three innings
  • Ronnie Woo Woo
  • Last, but certainly not least, the Shawon-o-meter

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1372 on: August 25, 2022, 12:16:44 pm »
There were always 3 guys from various Chevrolet dealers in attendance each game.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1373 on: August 25, 2022, 12:17:39 pm »
And how long has John Vuckovich been in insurance anyway?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1374 on: August 25, 2022, 12:25:10 pm »
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Attractive young women in the bleachers

Mrs. Frank Castillo on days when her husband was pitching.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1375 on: August 25, 2022, 12:40:35 pm »
Harry's friend Pete Vonachen from Peoria

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1376 on: August 25, 2022, 01:01:22 pm »
Trivia

Before Thom Brennamen, who came over to TV when Harry went to radio during the middle three innings?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1377 on: August 25, 2022, 01:20:40 pm »
Harry's friend Pete Vonachen from Peoria
owner of the Peoria Chiefs?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1378 on: August 25, 2022, 01:27:56 pm »
Trivia

Before Thom Brennamen, who came over to TV when Harry went to radio during the middle three innings?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1379 on: September 17, 2022, 12:01:41 pm »
What do Ray Burris and I have in common?

We were both at the Pearl Jam show in Nashville last night.