Cubs Hall of Fame Players Quiz

I've gotten a bit addicted to Sporcle since someone posted that quiz of Cubs Opening Day Lineups in the comments. Since not a damn thing is happening, I created one on all the players to grace Cubbie uniforms or been associated with the team that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Good luck.

The silly website won't let me add a note to the quiz or I just can't figure it out, but the asterisks next to their position indicate that the player, manager or executive played or managed less than two seasons with the Cubs(roughly). The year is the year the player was inducted. And although I did my best to put alternative spellings in there, since I don't think it should be a spelling contest, I think it's perfectly acceptable to look up the spelling of the name if you think you know an answer and it's not accepting it.

-edit- speaking of, I apparently have a typo on Joe Tinker, I put in Tinkers and it won't let me edit it, so there's one.

-edit #2- finally figured it out, the Tinkers/Tinker typo has been fixed.

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Tinkers-drove me crazy

Got 26

22. Bleh.

it's a brutal quiz to try and get the cup of coffee guys like Foxx, Kiner, etc...

I actually got Foxx (not Kiner, though). Missed ones like Ashburn, Klein, Roberts, et al.

18. Weak. Should have gotten Duroscher or Eck at least. Fun quiz, though.

Another fun quick one: all of Kenny Lofton's team in a short time frame:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/DaCollins33/team_lofton

Got 8 of 11.

6/11. I love these things.

Slight problem. It's Joe Tinker, not Tinkers. I wasted a ton of time trying to figure out what was wrong with the name each time I typed it in. I was over 30 but Tinker screwed me up.

yeah my bad, I had mentioned it in the post though.

And that's my bad. Didn't read the funny squiggly type at the bottom of the post.

http://wiklifield.thecubreporter.com/Cubs_Hall_of_...

put together a list as well at wiklifield with their years as Cubs...

Damn! Why did I think Al Spalding's name was spelled Spaulding? Effin' 23 of 45.

I couldn't get Richie Ashburn's name to pop up in my head. I'm thinking "1950 Phillies centerfielder... Whiz Kids guy..." etc.

I refused to remember Lou Brock. Too damn painful.

I got 28, feel pretty good about my Cubs HOF knowledge, heh. The only two I'm embarrassed about missing were Brock and Lou Boudreau. How could I forget Lou from all those years on the radio?!

Nice one Rob!

Here's another one I just made, to test your short term memory:

All Cubs Starting Pitchers 2005-2009
http://www.sporcle.com/games/htimsetan/Cubs_Starti...

Anyone who got a start in the last 5 years

A paltry 13. I'm ashamed at so many I missed.

17,

Couldn't spell Smardijzigdja or Gorzellannnyy. So it should have been 19

You could have followed Rob's spelling rules!

Even I can't get them all and I made the quiz. I can never remember John Koronka no matter how hard I try.

20.

I forgot Marquis? Really? That soon? I sat and stared at that slot for a full minute.

Also, Jerome Williams got 19 starts? Wow.

i fair much much better on the recent ones, I only got 1 pre 1950 on the HOF

Apparently my company has classified this link as "games". No can do.

14. "Kinda fat, lefty, swingman, Marshall before Marshall...."

Glendon Rusch.

Wasted a lot of time not getting that one.

Databases for sabermetricians, Part One by Colin Wyers is up.
You too can be a sabermetrician...

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/database...

neat stuff. he's got a nice handle of DB instruction and interfacing for a guy who's not a pro.

19 for me...

these are the saddest of possible words...tinkers to ever to chances

Ugh. Not funny, yet.... funny. Mostly because I had to read it three times to get the joke. "waitaminnite, that's not right, we were just talking...."

Al Yellon thinks this quiz is a bore. He got all 45 in 10 seconds.

that's really weird considering he probably spent 3-5 seconds typing in his own name before he realized he's not part of it.

Off topic,

Miggy Cabrera is apparently available from Detroit. Only 26 and 5 years at big money left on his deal. Do Ricketts and Hendry have the capacity to pull that kind of deal off? Would something like

DLee
Milton
Colvin
Hak Lee
Cashner
Vitters
Jay Jackson

Be enough to get Miggy and Granderson from Detroit?

I think if we agree to pay the salary of everyone on both sides of this deal they just might go for it.

DLee and prospects for Cabrera might peak their interest, Cabrera's owed $20M in 2010, Lee $13M.

Bradley's owed nearly as much as Granderson over their contracts and would cost more in 2010, so that makes no sense to me.

and I don't see why D. Lee would agree to a trade to Detroit, he likes Chicago, lives near Sacramento and Tigers wouldn't give him an extension, plus their spring training is in Florida.

Here was my thinking in suggesting that swap.....

Detroit owner doesn't want an all out "Fire Sale". Ricketts doesn't want to take on huge salary for 2010.

DLee and Bradley are close enough to Miggy-Granderson 2010 production that the Tigers could still be competative in a weak AL Central. Plus they would save about 5 million in salary from those trades.

The get 5 of the Cubs top 10 prospects, to help in the eventual rebuilding process that is going to happen up there (largely due to economy).

Cubs get a top 3 offensive force just entering his prime, and the elusive CFer. Become prohibative favorites in the NL Central in 2010.

With Ted Lilly and Aaron Miles coming off the books after 2010. The Cubs could stay within the 140 range going forward. Proverbial "win-win" Trade.

I still can't see why Lee would approve it and I still don't see any good reason why they'd want Bradley. There hasn't been one hint that they're interested in him, other than Leyland back in July saying they have no interest in him.

If they just want to save $5M in 2010, they can trade Granderson for 3 prospects.

They would have to take Bradley in order to complete the deal. Only way the money works. Guy get added to deals to make money work all the time (Mike Lowell in the Beckett deal for instance).

I'd imagine Lee would waive the no-trade if you told him that this would be his last year in Chicago regardless. Surely he'd rather be somewhere he is wanted.

Nothing to out of the ordinary at all.

I didn't say it was out of the ordinary, it just doesn't make any sense here.

Tigers have plenty of suitors for Granderson already, they certainly don't need to be taking on a 2-yr contract and malcontent to move him. They'll have plenty of suitors for Cabrera too without having to take on someone else's headaches.

Take out the Granderson/Bradley part and convince Lee to waive his NTC and the Ricketts to take on all that salary and it's definitely feasible. Probably shave off a prospect as well...

Well on the bright side we already hate this team...

Wife beating malcontent drunk?
Sure he will do well with Cubs.

I realize DLee is the only known 'character' guy in this group, but plus 4 of the Cubs Top 10 prospects for a CF who can't hit LHP and a drunk, wife beater........I don't know, seems like a lot to give up to me.

Miggy Cabrera is apparently available from Detroit.
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if we keep DLee, get Josh Beckett and Brad Penny, trade for Miggy and Mike Lowell...then sign Pudge as a backup and we can even have Todd Hollandsworth in the broadcast booth...finally, fire Hendry and replace him with Jack McKeon, we'd be the 2003 Marlins.

ta da boom.

Nice.

Nicely played, Cubster.

6th time that's happened in the NL.

D. Lee finished 9th, got one 2nd place vote.

http://bbwaa.com/

that pujols guy is pretty good at baseball.

I disagree.

actually clicked the link...

i think their website is designed and maintained by Timmy, age 8.

What are you talking about? That typewriter font is awesome! It's not Comic Sans or Papyrus, but it holds it's own.

they're not classy enough for Comic Sans.

is Uggie Urbina still behind bars?

Haaa! I ask every year, but you beat me to it.

I'm guessing he is.

From MLBTradeRumors, originally from Olney/ESPN:

Regarding a potential Milton Bradley to Tampa trade, Olney says the Rays "absolutely will not do it unless it's on their terms, which is that the Cubs might absorb enough money in the swap of Bradley and (Pat) Burrell to make it worthwhile for the Rays."

So I guess that means the Cubs will have to pay all of 2011 except the MLB minimum. And for what? To trade away a migraine for a stress headache? Eh. I'd rather have Bradley's upside vs. Burrell's ability to not be Bradley.

meh, just keep the guy and have the manager get off his ass a bit more to control his clubhouse. he's getting paid 3-4m to make sure something like happened last year doesn't happen.

{insert obligatory comment slamming Milton Bradley}

There, that was much easier.

Nailed! I almost feel bad for crunch on that one, but he totally set you up.

Cubs Team Wins Leader, 1980-2009

http://www.sporcle.com/games/53banks71/winsleader

29....

42

out of 35? you're good...

Don't underestimate my talent. Check out my signature...

26

Missed Navarro and Trachsel among others
Did get Kevin Tapani though

29
Lee Smith???

32...missed Trachsel, Gonzalez, and Clement. Damn.

26.

And the ones I didn't get, I was never going to (except maybe sanderson)

I'd be fine with letting Bradley prove he can still hit and (attempt to) prove that he can be a team member for, say, a month, then trading him. His value can't get lower, knock on Kerry.

As much as I want to see Bradley go, I would rather keep him than get Burrell in return.

OK, one more for me.

Cubs Who Appeared in 2+ All Star Games (as Cubs)
http://www.sporcle.com/games/53banks71/cuballstars

It was even tough for me after I made it.

you missed Ramirez and Soriano, got 30 otherwise

D'oh, my source list was outdated. Damn you, Carrie Muskat.

27 of 38. Forgot about Sutter, Maddux & Big Z.

Off the subject
Pete Rose 68 has a new job he is
overseeing his girlfriends (she is around 25)
playboy photoshoot.

im sure she's as much of a class act as pete is.

As always, Pete is such a class act. ~rolls eyes~

________________

edit: Crunch, I didn't see your comment before I posted. Funny how "un-classy" is the first thing that popped into our collective minds....

The guy is the all time hit leader, show some respect.

Jacos,

I see we are a few of the scrubs who have to work today.

Yeah, this week is almost as bad as the week after Christmas.

It's a living.

lol

Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said the team was: "looking to protect our corporate partner family who invest their resources with us to be our official sponsors. It's important that we protect our brand in the marketplace, protect the value of our corporate partners and protect against anyone trying to ambush our brand."

BUT, As it turns out the Horseshoe Casino is a corporate sponsor of the Cubs. This hasn't stopped Tom "The Turkey" Ricketts from erecting two billboards to block view of their ad for some reason (perhaps to keep Budweiser happy?)

"2009 was a milestone year at the Horseshoe Casino,” said Dan Nita, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We were very excited to showcase our $500 million new casino and entertainment offering to the Chicagoland market. An opportunity arose to become part of the Wrigleyville experience, securing the famous rooftop in left field. In addition, we became a corporate sponsor of the Cubs organization, with a substantial six-figure investment.”

Mr. Nita also adds: "Corporate sponsorships with sports teams have been a great way to introduce ourselves to a market. Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., which operates Horseshoe Casino, maintains a long-standing history with many Major League Baseball teams and we hope to continue our partnerships with Chicago sports organizations into the 2010 season and beyond."

They were a corporate sponsor in 2009. That doesn't mean they're a corporate sponsor in 2010.

And I'm guessing Horseshoe's "substantial six-figure investment" is pretty tiny in comparison to the money the Cubs get from Budweiser.

Pete Rose prefers the Horseshoe signs.

FWIW they claim they are a corporate sponsor and want to continue to be.

A casino official says the company hopes to continue its partnership with the baseball team, noting that it is a corporate sponsor of the Cubs organization. "... we hope to continue our partnerships with Chicago sports organizations into the 2010 season and beyond."

Source: The Times of Northwest Indiana

fellow LSU product???

yeah, she screwed up Flaherty...

she also thinks Jacque Jones bats right-handed

FWIW, by Jonathon Mayo, not Muskrat

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/10427598/Real-o...

or the day Hendry fucks up another case...

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  • HAGSAG: I have not seen Joe Nathan out on the field, but he is supposedly at the UAPC. 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 34 min ago view
  • ERIC S: Best outing I've ever seen from Manny Rondon, and I've seen most of his outings since the Cubs got him from the Angels. 

    M. Rondon is competing with six others (Dylan Cease, Bryan Hudson, Jose Paulino, Pedro Silverio, Jesus Castillo, and Erling Moreno) for a starting slot at Eugene, and (as you can probably tell from the EXST box scores)  the competition has gotten fierce over the last couple of weeks, With the exception of Moreno, the Eugene SP candidates have upped their game lately, and M. Rondon's outing yesterday was especially impressive/dominating. 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • E-MAN: Pierce Johnsion was mixing a 92-94 MPH fastball with a plus-change-up AND curve, and he threw strike-after-strike-after-strike with all three of his pitches. I believe that was the best command and pitch-efficiency I've ever seen from Johnson, who often pitches from behind in the count and issues too many walks.  

    Of course now he has to avoid a recurrence of the lat strain (whch he has had previously in his career) as well as all of the other miscellaneous physical problems he's had over the last three years (hamstring, quad, back, etc).  

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 46 min ago view
  • PHIL: Any movement on P. Johnsons pitches? What was his "out" pitch? I know he was working on a 4th pitch, so wondering what he is looking like these days. Thanks.

    The E-Man 2 hours 29 min ago view
  • AZ Phil, has Nathan showed up in Mesa yet? Thanks.

    Hagsag 7 hours 14 min ago view
  • Eickhoff looks like a good young pitcher. Lets steal him!

    Hagsag 7 hours 15 min ago view
  • Manny Rondon faced 13 batters ... and got 10 to K. Not a bad day's work.

    Eric S 16 hours 56 min ago view
  • With several other Cubs hitters bailing out on curves today I think overall it wasn't being seen well. It for sure looked silly but a good breaking pitch coming at you and then breaking down isn't the easiest thing to see and has made many hitters look silly. Also Soler should have more walks this year but for quite a few called strikes that were actual balls and even the called strike he bailed on was borderline.

    johann 19 hours 54 min ago view
  • it's not like we're talking about a guy who's never had issues with pitch selection and seeing the ball over here. we're talking about a guy who has some rather legendary swing-and-misses at breaking stuff who's been exploited low. going forward it's worth paying attention to seeing if he can be exploited inside, too. he seriously bailed out of the box on a called strike. sure it was a good curve, but he obviously didn't see that well at all.

    crunch 20 hours 7 min ago view
  • It would seem like he is figuring it out now and it's really coming together. Really happy for him. Joe was really protecting him from the 3rd time through the order, but as you allude to, he is earning trust to go deeper.

    Wondering if has potential to become a #3 pitcher? His current stats certainly support it.

    The E-Man 20 hours 16 min ago view
  • That doesn't count b/c CRUNCH didn't see it on his 60" HDTV 5 times in replay.

    I have seen many players "bail out" when the ball looked like it was gonna hit them.

    Especially with the advent of the splitter and pitchers that can really get the ball to dance. Marmol, Sutter, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Smoltz, Arrietta...

    These guys have made the best bail out only for the ball to come over the plate and be called a strike.

    No shame in that. The same way players whiff hard enough to cause them to drill a hole in the ground from spinning.

    The E-Man 20 hours 21 min ago view
  • a 60" TV with slow-motion replay and multiple looks on that replay helps...a lot...

    it's one thing to shy away like he did the 2nd time, it's another to bail out of the box on a called strike. that happened in the 1st one he pulled away from. he misjudged that one by a foot or so...

    crunch 20 hours 39 min ago view
  • Good Hendricks sure is fun to watch. He was hitting all his corners today and the Phillies couldn't do anything with his changeup.

    johann 21 hours 15 min ago view
  • Bryant and I believe Zobrist both did that too.

    johann 21 hours 33 min ago view
  • Soler BB acumen and plate awareness is excellent. Not unusual for even the best players to react as if they were about to hit them, "even though they weren't that close" from your vantage point sitting on your deck, or wherever.

    The E-Man 21 hours 35 min ago view
  • soler vs inside breaking balls is scary.

    he's had 2 inside curve balls today where he reacted as if they were about to hit him even though they weren't that close...one he bailed out of the box on, it was a called strike.

    crunch 21 hours 53 min ago view