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Reb

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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.