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All the Chicago Cubs World Series records

The most comprehensive list of every single Cubs team and player record for the World Series. I stayed up until 1am the night before game 1 of the 2016 World Series to compile this incredible list. Which Cub hit the most home runs in the World Series in his entire career? Answer: Frank Demaree with […]

Rich Hill Game 3 2016 NLCS

Rich Hill uniform number collector

Tonight former Cub Rich Hill faces his old team in the National League playoffs. Everyone is like, “Rich Hill? THAT guy who used to be a Cub? HIM? #CracksKnuckles #BringIt” What can I tell you about Rich Hill? 1) Fun autograph He has a snappy autograph. He uses the bridge in the H to dot […]

MLB teams chart

How to determine your favorite MLB team in 2016

What MLB team plays your style of baseball? What would your criteria be for picking your favorite team? When evaluating players for my Hall of Fame, I use three criteria: low strikeouts high stealing excellent defense In other words: contact hitting, speed, and defense. If I apply those three criteria to the 2016 MLB teams, my six […]

1988 Donruss Shawon Dunston

Shawon Dunston didn’t strike out THAT much

We all remember Shawon Dunston as striking out a lot, but he was only in the top ten once, in 1986. In fact, Ron Santo had more seasons with 100+ strikeouts than Shawon Dunston. Sandberg has the same number of 100+ strikeout seasons as Dunston with two. Cubs with 100+ strikeouts in a season Name […]

Shane Victorino Cubs Twitter

Shane Victorino is in my Hall of Fame

Shane Victorino signed minor league deal with the Cubs. A great signing, even though the Cubs are full of outfielders already. He’s the type of player that I really enjoy. He doesn’t strike out much Can steal bases Is good defensively Those three pieces of criteria is what I use to determine who is in MY Hall […]

Chicago Cubs cake with TM

The meaning behind the TM in the Cubs logo

Why does the Cubs logo still have a trademark instead of registered mark? –Or perhaps the TM has a different meaning! 164 meanings for TM are given by Acronymfinder. Here are some of the highlights: Time Machine: All this time, the Cubs logo was predicting the Back to the Future World Series win in 2015! Trust […]

Phil Cavarretta and Ken Griffey, Sr.

Phil Cavarretta is like Ken Griffey, Sr? The first nine players on Phil Cavarretta’s “Similarity Score” is a bunch of guys from Pre-WWII. Dixie Walker (915) Wally Pipp (911) Sam West (903) Augie Galan (899) Harry Davis (891) Wally Moses (890) Gee Walker (890) Ben Chapman (887) Ed Konetchy (882) Ken Griffey (880) But then […]

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