Kerry Wood is on the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time. Kerry had such great potential with his amazing rookie year, notching 20 strikeouts in his fifth start. A future Hall of Famer? Then the injuries struck. He missed his entire sophomore year with Tommie John surgery. During his career Wood was […]
The Cleveland Indians have gone 69 years without a championship. The Dodgers last championship was in 1988, 29 years ago. When the Astros won this year, it broke a 55-year draught. All these teams with such long championship draughts. Is this normal? I’d say so. There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, and only […]
The second most-exciting World Series game happened last night with the Astros defeating the Dodgers 13-12. The game talled a 1.322 WPA. WPA is Wins Probability Added. A stat that scores how dramatic each play is. A game-changing home run will have a high WPA rating. The most-exciting World Series game ever is the 2011 […]
[update: These stats were previously through game 3 of the 2017 NLCS. They are now updated to include the final stats from all five games] The 2017 Cubs had an incredibly hard time this postseason. But is this their worst ever? Since 1906 the Cubs have played in 25 postseason series. Their .156 batting average […]
Corey Seager won the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year with a unanimous 100% vote. Kris Bryant won it last year with a unanimous vote. Jose Abreau won it the year before that, also with unanimous vote. Three years in a row with a unanimous Rookie of the Year. How often do Rookie of Years […]
The Cubs are World Series champions! 22 Cubs players have given thanks to the fans on Twitter, some gave thanks several times on Twitter. In total there are 38 tweets. The player giving the most thanks to fans is Jon Lester with four. The player with the least likes and retweets on his tweet of […]
Even though the Cubs haven’t reached the World Series since 1945, they have played in a lot of World Series games in the first half of the 20th century. In fact, the Cubs played in the third most games. Most World Series games played, 1903-1945 Yankees (72 games) Giants (72 games) Cubs (53 games) Cardinals […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Every Cubs fan is very excited to have slugger Kyle Schwarber back in 2017. The first-round draft pick has been out for the season with a torn ACL and LCL after just two games into the 2016 season. We all awed and oo’ed at Schwarber launch a playoff homerun ON TOP of the Jumbotron at […]
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 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
With Starlin Castro traded to the Yankees, where does he stand among the all-time Chicago Cubs greats? Starlin played six seasons for the Cubs. His 3,524 at bats places him 28th among all Cubs. Therefore, we can use that 28th ranking as a benchmark for his other stats. Anything above 28 would be above what […]
The great data folks over at fivethirtyeight put together a great chart of all the MLB teams and their twitter follower numbers. The Cubs rank 9th overall, but are second in growth! Only the Blue Jays saw more growth with 570,000 new followers this year.