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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2011, 08:59:29 am »
George F. Will's annual baseball column is trivia this year.

Who played the most regular-season games without ever playing a post-season game?

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AZSteve

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2011, 11:39:11 am »
Ernie Banks

Jes Beard

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2011, 12:32:21 pm »
Which Cub played a central role in establishing the "color line" which kept blacks from playing before Jackie Robinson, and what was that role?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011, 12:29:56 pm »
At 21 years 8 days old, Starlin Castro is the youngest Cubs Opening Day starter since __?___ ____?____.   Only seven players younger than Castro have started on Opening Day for the Cubs. The youngest ever was Willie McGill, who was 19 years 168 days old for the season opener in 1893.


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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2011, 06:02:51 pm »
Cactus, Phil Cavarretta?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2011, 06:49:46 pm »
Cactus, Phil Cavarretta?

Len Kasper announced it during the game.   It was Ken Hubbs in 1962.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011, 12:59:29 am »
Ooh, that's a good one.  I'd forgotten how young he was when he joined the team.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2011, 09:10:55 am »
April 4

1994 - Cubs outfielder Karl Rhodes, who hit three home runs in all of 1993, wallops three home runs off Mets starter Dwight Gooden on Opening Day at Wrigley Field. New York holds on for the 12-8 win, however.

1997 - Turner Field opens and the Braves christen it with a 5-4 come-from-behind win against the Cubs.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2011, 10:55:14 am »
Today's Trivia

The Cubs first game at Weeghman Park/Wrigley Field took place on what date?
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2011, 10:57:16 am »
Wasn't it Cap Anson that refused to play or play against colored players?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2011, 11:28:15 am »
Weegham - April 23, 1914
 
Wrigley  -  April 16, 1926
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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2011, 11:45:36 am »
First game at Weeghman Park was in 1916.  First game at Wrigley Field was 1926.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2011, 12:09:08 pm »
Okay, I changed the question to reflect the names of the field.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2011, 12:27:50 pm »
Wasn't it Cap Anson that refused to play or play against colored players?


It was.  Anson's performance on the field certainly earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame.  As the individual most directly responsible for the racial segregation of the game, refusing to allow his team to take the field if blacks played (at a time when the Cubs were the best team in the game), also earns him a spot in the Hall of Shame.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2011, 12:36:41 pm »
Although I'm not excusing Anson, he was just reflecting the tempo of his time.  There were other instances of managers refusing to play against blacks, but he was the Babe Ruth of his day, so his refusal carried more weight.