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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 […]


analzying past prediction for 3,000 hit club

Yesterday Starlin Castro became the youngest Cub to reach 900 hits. I was trying to find who was the youngest Cub to reach 1,000 and came across a July 6, 2011 article by Bleacher Report giving a list of “12 Players Who should Reach 3,000 Career Hits“. Well, it’s been almost four years. Let’s see how […]

Andre Dawson Beanbrawls Sports Illustrated cover

Andre Dawson: beanball master

Did you know that Andre Dawson lead the NL in hit by pitch four times? Hit By Pitch 1978 NL 12 (1st) 1979 NL 6 (9th) 1980 NL 6 (1st) 1981 NL 7 (1st) 1982 NL 8 (2nd) 1983 NL 9 (1st) 1986 NL 6 (6th) 1987 NL 7 (5th) 1993 AL 13 (3rd) Career […]

Ryan Theriot breaks his bat

NL singles leader in 2008, 2009, 2010 is Ryan Theriot?

(Ryan Theriot breaks his bat in a September 22, 2007 game where the Cubs (82-73) defeated the Reds (66-89) with a score of 9-5. Batting 8th in the lineup Theriot went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.) Recently, scrappy infielder Ryan Theriot retired at 34 years old. Unbelievably, he lead the National League in singles during 2008, […]

2013 Topps Ser 2 Jersey #CHR-AS Alfonso Soriano Cubs Chasing History Relic

Alfonso Soriano’s rank on the all-time Cubs list

Where does Alfonso Soriano currently rank among on the all-time Cubs list? Soriano is currently on the trading block, potentially going to the Yankees. Let’s take a look at Soriano’s legacy with the Cubs. Soriano is currently playing his 7th season with the Cubs. That’s a good amount of time to make an impact on […]


Infographic: Baseball players on twitter

How many players on your favorite baseball team are on twitter? made official twitter lists for each team. The average number of players on twitter per team is seven. Baseball teams with the most current players on twitter: The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays have 13 apiece. Baseball teams with the least […]


19-game streak longest so far in 2012

My brother has the longest streak in our group so far this year. Adrian Gonzalez started his 17 game streak and he ended it. Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, Melky Cabrera, Joey Votto, Bryce Harper, Joe Mauer, Starlin Castro, Brandon Phillips, Paul Konerko, Raul Ibanez, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Prince Fielder, Aramis Ramirez, Billy […]


Top picks for June 25, 2011

Adrian Gonzalez – Bos – 184 points — 12 hits in last 6 games — 69 team hits last 6 games — 246  Pit pitching hits allowed last 27 games Starlin Castro – ChC – 178 points — 12 hits in last 6 games — 55 team hits last 6 games — 270  KC pitching […]


Top picks for June 18, 2011

Hunter Pence – Hou – 177 points — 10 hits in last 6 games — 66 team hits last 7 games — 255 LAD pitching hits allowed last 27 games Justin Upton – Ari – 174 points — 15 hits in last 7 games — 69 team hits last 7 games — 245 CWS pitching […]

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