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Dave23

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1275 on: October 30, 2020, 07:24:02 pm »
No, but he might have eaten Hector...

Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1276 on: October 31, 2020, 03:20:13 pm »
Found him...that WAS a tough one...and found some other interesting characters during the search...including perhaps the heaviest Cub ever...

Okay, Dave, time to go ahead and reveal the answer....and the heaviest Cub too if you’d like.

Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1277 on: November 03, 2020, 11:21:53 am »
Here’s answer to latest quiz.

Pitched for Cubs in 1927 and won 299 games, mostly in minors. Players could make a living in minors in those days.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=brillh001jam

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1278 on: December 13, 2020, 03:21:40 pm »
Larry Himes Is An Idiot Department.

Peter Gammons has a piece up at The Athletic recounting some memorable Winter Meetings he’s attended.  One of his tidbits following Greg Maddux’ first Cy Young season when he hit free agency:

I told Cubs General Manager Larry Himes I had heard Greg Maddux was going to sign with the Braves and he answered, “the reason he had a big season was Mike Morgan was our number one.”

Ron

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1279 on: December 13, 2020, 04:17:27 pm »
Wow.


Now this is a subject upon which we can all agree, whatever other differences we may have.

Dave23

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1280 on: December 13, 2020, 04:55:31 pm »
A little late, but here’s my contender for heaviest Cub...

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brownju01.shtml

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1281 on: January 11, 2021, 12:00:26 am »
On January 11 in Baseball History...

1915 - Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast L�Hommedieu Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000.

1971 - Tigers pitcher John Hiller suffers a heart attack at age 27. He will miss the 1971 season before making a remarkable comeback.

1977 - The Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday and pitcher Mike Garman to the Dodgers for first baseman Bill Buckner, shortstop Ivan DeJesus, and Minor League pitcher Jeff Albert. The trade solidifies the Cubs infield for the next five years, but the Dodgers will win three pennants in that span.

1983 - For the third time in eight years, George Steinbrenner hires Billy Martin as Yankee manager. Martin replaces Clyde King, who will move to the front office.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1282 on: January 15, 2021, 11:32:44 am »


The 2004 Cubs finished third in the NL Central with a 89-73 record.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/2004.shtml

davep

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1283 on: January 16, 2021, 12:35:39 pm »
Best rotation the Cubs have had in my lifetime, at least with a 5 man rotation.  Maddux was past his prime at this point, and Clement never reached his potential, but both of them would rank just a level below Hendricks on the current rotation.

Jenkins, Holtzman and Hand would be 1 through 3 on our current staff, in my opinion, but the 69 team had nothing else.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1284 on: January 16, 2021, 12:56:00 pm »
So the WS champion group of Arrieta, Lester, Hendricks, Lackey, doesn't even rank?