Cubs Trivia

What Hall of Famer, the first catcher to don shin guards, ended his 17-year Major League career with a pair of seasons with the Cubs?
As always, try to answer without a web search.


phil cavaretta?

It's bugging me, because I have heard it before, and it's really suprising to me. Yogi Berra is my bes guess, but that has to be too late...

fwiw, says it was 3 seasons as a Cub

I'm not very good at these, as my knowledge of baseball history, let alone Cubs history, isn't that great.

But I seem to remember reading something once about great hitters in the Deadball Era. Was it Roger Bresnahan?

ernie lombardi?

Roger Bresnahan

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Shin guards, end of his career... that's got to place him in the 1910s or early 1920s at the very latest, I would guess. But I couldn't tell ya who was catching then.

Brenahan it is...

which browser/system are using dc60124?

Bresnahan I meant...

Charley Smith?

office computer = internet explorer 6

not sure if this answers the question you asked- i am a computer nitwit

it does, thanks, I'll pass it along although I already mentioned some IE problems from earlier today to our webmaster. I imagine they're all tied together.

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  • Wow -- Chapman gives up a hit and everything completely caves in. I think the Cubs went into collective shock.

    Stolen base with the pitcher holding the ball, WP that should have been caught or blocked, then Russell with a 2-out error on a routine play. Cubs handed them 2 runs. Throw in a Fowler bobble and it was a mess.

    Hopefully, that is all out of their system now -- let's get a W tomorrow.

    billybucks 17 min 48 sec ago view
  • First time I've ever seen a base running slump -- he's made some poor decisions recently, but I thought it was a great idea to try to score there -- it's not like Heyward was going to get a 2-out hit against a LHP. Sliding feet-first into home is probably the safe (ugh) way to go, but it's hard to get the foot on the plate.

    billybucks 18 min 22 sec ago view
  • Yup. He got squeezed (twice) on the first walk, but, when you have one-run lead and the other team is trying to make an out -- take the out.

    billybucks 34 min 34 sec ago view
  • Wasn't fun!

    Brick 38 min 56 sec ago view
  • Clearly the Cubs need to clear out the farm and trade for another closer

    Where's Ed Lynch when you need him?

    Eric S 40 min 18 sec ago view
  • Those were more entertaining times.

    Charlie 47 min 33 sec ago view
  • I wonder if there's an actual cause to this because they were going up hacking at everything. Wonder if scoring a bunch of runs makes you feel like you.can swing at anything and hit it.

    johann 54 min 19 sec ago view
  • That second walk he gave Up was awful though with no pitches even close to being a strike. He was trying to pitch around bunt and that almost never works. That said Rondon should have been brought in after the first walk and should have been left in to finish the inning because he was looking like he had good stuff.

    johann 1 hour 8 min ago view
  • Remember when Bryant used to be able to run the bases with impunity?

    CTSteve 1 hour 11 min ago view
  • And Miggy costs them another run

    Eric S 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • torres would easily be the system's #1 prospect. he's a middle IF'r that's showing he can stick there even as he's gaining bulk/muscle so far. that said, it's not like the distance between torres and jimenez is's torres's position value that would vault him in prospect status.

    jimenez has the higher ceiling just isolating the bat aspect of his game.

    it would suck to lose either, but torres is a very popular/valuable piece.

    crunch 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • Arrieta in line to lose the game too

    Cruel game

    Eric S 1 hour 18 min ago view
  • ...and chapman fails us. gives up the lead. boo.

    crunch 1 hour 20 min ago view
  • bringing in rondon to try to put out this fire is a nice luxury.

    crunch 1 hour 27 min ago view
  • Complete craziness bottom seven. Bottom line Cubs were fortunate to score a run

    And of course Arrieta walks the first two batters in the eighth (to be fair he was totally squeezed on Zunino's walk to start the inning)

    Eric S 1 hour 31 min ago view
  • ...and the no hitter is over in the 7th...2 on, 0 out.

    crunch 1 hour 53 min ago view