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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