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Drockvb Jan 8th 2008 4:02 pm

Cub fact of the day!!!
 
So i got one of those Cubs page a day calenders and i thought i would share the joy with all the fogpogers.

Fact #1,

"On May 30, 1904 first baseman Frank Chance is plunked 5 times during a double header. "

SkullKey Jan 8th 2008 9:28 pm

Interesting. Thinking that "feat" likely was some kind of record I googled and got this additional info from ESPN:

" .....May 30
Baseball
1904: It's days like this one that probably have Frank Chance thinking that maybe he should have chosen another profession. In his first at-bat in a doubleheader in Cincinnati, the Chicago Cubs first baseman is beaned by a Jack Harper fastball and falls to the ground, completely stunned. After being revived with water, he remains in the game though blood streams from the gash. He has a black eye.

But Chance isn't through being a target. He is hit twice more by Harper pitches. And in the second game, Chance is hit another two times, setting a major league record of being plunked five times in a doubleheader. ..... "

http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/moments/9905.html

I'm guessing that Harper didn't like Chance; and after the games Chance didn't like Harper (or Cincinnatti).

We refer to the baseball of that era as the "deadball": maybe it has nothing to do with how it came off the bat.

VanMan Jan 8th 2008 11:03 pm

Yeah, those guys played dirty in that era.

Drockvb Jan 9th 2008 3:11 pm

Good find Skullkey!! That is a really cool piece of history.


Fact #2 is trivia time.

What Cubs pitcher tossed a no-hitter in his Chicago debut?

-chime in if you know. I will post the answer tomorrow if no one gets it. :D

ryno4ever Jan 9th 2008 5:52 pm

Don Cardwell

On May 13, 1960 Cardwell was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Tony Taylor. Two days later, he no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field—the first no-hitter ever thrown by a pitcher in his first start with a new team. The lone baserunner was on a walk to Alex Grammas with one out in the first inning; Cardwell then retired the next 26 batters. Two ninth-inning catches enabled Cardwell to secure the no-hitter: one by right fielder George Altman on a Carl Sawatski line drive for the first out of the inning, and one by left fielder Walt "Moose" Moryn on Joe Cunningham’s sinking line drive to end the game, Moryn catching the ball just inches off the ground. Despite the no-hit heroics, Cardwell finished 9-16. However, he also displayed his abilities as a batter with 16 hits (five of which were home runs) in 77 at bats for a .208 batting average.

Drockvb Jan 9th 2008 5:55 pm

winner winner chicken dinner ^^

:D

ARamfan Jan 9th 2008 7:23 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drockvb (Post 41074)
So i got one of those Cubs page a day calenders and i thought i would share the joy with all the fogpogers.

Fact #1,

"On May 30, 1904 first baseman Frank Chance is plunked 5 times during a double header. "

This is very cool, Drock. I hope you keep this going! :cool:

cubbie_kern Jan 10th 2008 10:01 am

Yeah I got one of those calenders too, and i've got all the answers. hmmm reminds me of high school.

Drockvb Jan 10th 2008 1:39 pm

#3

Cubs Pitcher Zip Zabel set a Major League record on June 17, 1915 with 18 1/3 relief innings pitched in a 4-3 win vs. Brooklyn. :eek:

It was one of only 12 Major League victories for Zabel.


Is it just me, or does it seem like the players of that era always had some snazzy name. "Zip"

Drockvb Jan 11th 2008 2:17 pm

#4

Trivia time


Which former Cubs first baseman was the inspiration for Bernard Malamud's novel, The Natural?


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