Cubs Trivia Bonanza

I have a few here I've been saving for a slow day....
  1. Who holds the single-season record for most home runs by a Cubs rookie?
  2. Who has hit the most home runs as a pitcher in Cubs history...bonus if you can name how many?
  3. In 1962, The Chicago Cubs used the first African American Major League Baseball coach. Who was he?
  4. Who was the youngest pitcher in Chicago Cubs history?
  5. Name the winningest left-handed pitcher in Cubs total number of wins?
l> As always, do your best to answer without the benefit of a web search...


I did not look any up (which I am sure you will be able to tell by my answers).

1) Jerome Walton
2) Fergie Jenkins - 24
3) ???
4) Kerry Wood
5) Terry Mulholland

No making fun of my answers...

1 of 5....I'll hold off a bit on which one to give others a chance.

The legendary Buck O'Neil was the first African-American MLB coach (Cubs College of Coaches - 1962) .

On the chance that the answers are post-1955, I'll take a shot at 1, 4 and 5.

George Altman, Dick Drott, Dick Ellsworth

#5 - Hippo Vaughn

shutout Virgina Phil....AZ Phil of course is right with his drop-in.

Virginia Phil did have the right name for one of the answers, but for the wrong question

Ernie Banks for 1

This quiz is too tough, but maybe the readers can answer something easier,

What single season Cubs batting record did Juan Pierre set last year?

1. Billy Williams
2. Fergie
3. had no clue
4. Someone from 1944 probably
5. Holtzman

Too tough for me.

What single season Cubs batting record did Juan Pierre set last year?

Outs or singles.

2. But me down for Fergie too, but Dave Roberts had a lot per at bat.
5. Ted Lilly :)

Drott was righty, so Ellsworth must have been the youngest.

it looks like we've got all the correct answers...

1. Billy Williams - 25 in 1961
2. Fergie Jenkins - 13 (Z's coming for you)
3. Buck O'Neill
4. Dick Ellsworth in 1958 @ 18 years and 3 months
5. Hippo Vaughn - 151 over 9 seasons

What single season Cubs batting record did Juan Pierre set last year?...
Outs or singles.

Don't know about the record for outs. And Pierre didn't set the team record for most singles in a season, although I believe he did surpass the record for a left handed hitter 156 (155).

crap, Z might catch him this year...he's already got 10

I vote plate appearances or Ab's on the Pierre question....I bet he's up there in total outs too. 162 games for a leadoff man, he'll get his whacks more than anyone else.

He tied the record for outs.

You got it, Rob G.

Pierre blew away the old record for AB's held by Bill Buckner 699 (657).

I'm guessing he also set the record for PA's as well.

8th in singles, 5 short on plate appearances although they can only approximate on some of the older guys.

Soriano 8
Murton 7
Lee 3
Ramirez 5
Jones 9
Barrett 2
DeRosa 4
Cedeno 6
Z 1

Pretty close to the expected opening day lineup, sans Cedeno.


Favorite Cub pitcher name: Orval Overall

If you're a Cal bear alum and a cub fan, Orval Overall is your man

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  • Baez had Maddon's ass last night. I didn't hear the reason for taking Contreras out last night but whatever game management thingy it was, you don't take out your second hottest hitter. Or is he third? Anyway, you don't take him out. The guy can probably play anywhere in the field, anyway. Did anybody see that nice catch in left he made? I don't think he got a late start on that, just tracked it damn well for a catcher.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 34 min ago view
  • Per Fangraphs...

    Bryant took over NL lead in WAR after yesterday's effort. 3.9. Rizzo's at 2.8 and 8th in the league. Rizzo actually with better offensive numbers (161 wRC+ versus 146 for Bryant), but Bryant gets a good bump because of defense and position(s) played.

    Fowler with a 2.8 WAR as well (9th), Zobrist with a 2.7 (14th).

    M. Carpenter leads NL with 163 wRC+ just ahead of Rizzo who is 2nd.

    Rob G. 7 hours 36 min ago view
  • Amen

    jacos 9 hours 14 min ago view
  • @jonahkeri Joe Maddon living out Joe Maddon fanfic IRL tonight

    Rob G. 9 hours 35 min ago view
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    On a 6 degrees of separation note: Cubs got Travis Wood in the trade that sent Sean Marshall to Cincy.

    Cubster 9 hours 45 min ago view
  • Make that 1-7, 4 RBI.

    billybucks 9 hours 45 min ago view
  • i like how strop played LF with his "crooked cap" look...that's not just for the mound.

    crunch 9 hours 57 min ago view
  • let baez pitch the 15th, he earned it.

    crunch 10 hours 7 min ago view
  • Forget the save, finally Javier!!

    cubbies.4ever 10 hours 8 min ago view
  • Can a pitcher get more than one hold in a game? Or a Win and a save?

    cubbies.4ever 10 hours 11 min ago view
  • Didn't they do this sort of thing with Sean Marshall years back? Sticking him in LF to save him to face others, but without a pitcher replacing him in LF.

    cubbies.4ever 10 hours 20 min ago view
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    Transmission 10 hours 24 min ago view
  • all i wanna know is...when's d.ross gonna pitch?

    crunch 10 hours 27 min ago view
  • Maddon is over-managing the shit out of this game.

    Rob G. 10 hours 29 min ago view
  • yeah. ...or not...

    i was a bit more confused why the guy who gave up a HR to votto last night was facing him with 2 men on. that wood is coming in to pitch the following inning, the whole thing gets weirder. so like, okay.

    crunch 10 hours 30 min ago view
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    The E-Man 10 hours 39 min ago view