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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  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.


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    Transmission 14 hours 34 min ago view

    MY GAWD.

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