Cubs Trivia

Who was the first member of the Cubs to hit a home run in the World Series?
What was the title of the famous poem by Franklin P. Adams that immortalized the double-play combination of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance?
Bonus points if you can name the third baseman during that period....


I'm sure that there were multiple third basement, but on the 07-08 World Series winners it was Harry Steinfeldt.

No clue on the poem.

typo on my part, just one and it was Steinfeldt...

hmmm... baseball musings is reporting rumor that ARod is "about to sign" with the Dodgers. 5 years, less than 33 million a year.

Which doesn't make any sense at all, for a myriad of reasons.

Charley Smith

"who's on first?"

Steve Buschele

yeah baseball musings should know better....

can't discuss money and a leak would get Boras likely banned from baseball.

I'm sure $$$ is discussed during this time, but serious tampering charges if it got out.

and reading the story, no way in hell an MLB official would be anywhere near that brunch.

btw, RSox exercised Wakefield and Tavarez's options...

Where's our player from the Pirates btw?

baseballs sad lexicon

Bill James Young Talent Inventory...

that's where the #29 ranking for the Cubs system came from I believe..

if you enjoy Bill James's writing, it's a fun read.

if you're Chad, you'll tear your eyes out with a rusty fork.

team by team rankings...

as I suspected, it has actually nothing to do with prospects...rather major league players under 29.

correct ac000000...

no one guessing the first World Series homer by a Cub huh?

(hint: the questions are related...)

Rob G. — November 2, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

Where’s our player from the Pirates btw?


ROB G: The PTBNL in a trade can always be replaced by cash when a player isn't selected, typically $20,000, so that a team can take their pick of somebody off the waiver wire at a time of their own choosing (like when a 40-man roster slot is available). And when cash is received in lieu of a player, it usually isn't announced.

well where's the fun in that?

Cards have contacted Schilling as well...

Go to his 38pitches site and you'll see the recruiting letter from Theo and Larry when they traded for Schilling.

By chance was it Chance?!




Joe Tinker first ever World Series homer by a Cub...

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  • Hear Hear!

  • So many memories from this game -- Javy's HR, Grimm's Ks, Soler's throw, Schwarber's ridiculous bomb, Strop overcoming his demons, Lackey screaming at himself after giving up the hit to Hammel....just awesome stuff.

  • dodgers win...1 more game of pitcher use on the mets and dodgers (degrom + greenkey)

  • maddon is easily one of the best managers out there, that's why he's getting paid huge for someone that doesn't have to rent/own in NYC/LA.

    for the most part there's 2-3-5 of guys on that level, and 25-28 other teams trying to find a guy who's capable. they can also go out of favor rather quickly (m.sciossa recently). last year's NL MOY didn't make it a full year into 2015 before getting fired.

    no matter how one feels about how it could have been done cheaper with less commitment, we only know how this way is working out. it's been awesome so far.

  • Agree. It could not be more perfect that we beat the Cardinals in this ascendant season of all seasons, and in the first postseason series we ever saw them in.

  • I think all we can say is, "Okay, let's go on to the next series and see what happens." And how indescribably awesome is it to be able to say that on this date in this year.

  • Thanks, O&B. So funny about our age. Let's just say- I have always wondered why Durocher didn't give Hundley a few days off when he had Gene Oliver and John Boccabella on the bench.

  • Strop K'ing Peralta to start the 8th, given their history -- what a fantastic moment! And Javy bouncing back -- big time -- form yesterday's games.

    Contributions from literally everyone in this series -- Soler and Schwarber were off the charts -- Miggy's pick-off was awesome.

    This team is just so much damn fun.

  • Wish I knew how to post a pic. Both CUBSTER & I in attendance. I finally feel like some demons have been vanquished, and there is some magic here.

    Joe Maddon is far and away the best manager I have seen work for my team.

  • pretty much this. also, a magician.

  • Madden brought it in some lions and sharks to Wrigley Field and let them eat people

  • What did I miss?

  • I think Strop deserves a very special mention. He had so many struggles against the Cardinals but pitched two successful and very high pressure innings the last two games against them and looked nasty doing so.

  • How about this, the Cubs are 10-1 over the last 3 weeks.

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