Cubs Trivia

Cubs 2000's Decade Trivia

Which NL franchises did the Cubs have the best and worst records against from 2000-2009? Click on the links or check after the jump.

Best: .590% - Cubs lose the season series just twice in 2000 and 2006.

Worst: .403% - Cubs win the season series just twice in 2003 and 2008.

Complete list and other decade trivia after the jump.

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.

Lucky Number Seven

Quite a night for the Cubbies, who looked nothing like the team with the best record in baseball, other than the final result. Errors, defensive miscues, bad starting pitching, bad relief pitching and yet they overcame all that thanks to Craig Hansen's pitching and Geovany Soto's hitting. Soto had been on a steady decline since his monstrous April putting up OPS numbers of 1.048, .868, .747, .740 heading in August. But things have turned around for him and he's put up a 1.014 OPS with 20 RBI's matching his April RBI total with five games still to go this month. His seven RBI outburst yesterday tops his 6 RBI game in April versus the Brewers and is the second most RBI's for a Cubs catcher in a game trailing the likes of Barry Foote, George Mitterwald and Ed Bailey (since 1956).

If you happen to be wondering who had the most RBI's in a game for the Cubs since 1956 like I was, the answer is after the jump.

Friday Notes

-- Dayn Perry’s anti-All Star list–the worst National Leaguers, position by position–includes no Cubs, but two exes, Jason Kendall and Juan Pierre.

Congratulations, men.

-- Riffing off of Friday's Stat of the Day feature at Baseball-Reference.com, a list of players who went an entire season without a BB or HBP, here’s a list of Cub hitters who achieved the feat, in descending number of plate appearances:

No, You're Out Of Order

Slow news day.

I was reading The Hardball Times today, which eventually led me to this Retrosheet page of all known instances of a major league player batting out of order.

Care to take one guess at the former Cubs jersey-wearer who has been involved in not one, not two, but three instances of batting out of order in his career? (Yes, I'm being a bit legalistic in how I've phrased this...)

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  • First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!

    billybucks 5 hours 29 min ago view
  • I. Hate. The. Mets.

    billybucks 5 hours 57 min ago view
  • OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.

    Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.

    billybucks 5 hours 57 min ago view
  • Very impressive that he hit a 3-2 curve ball. Such a dynamic ballplayer. If he ever learns the strike zone....

    billybucks 6 hours 4 min ago view
  • If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!

    billybucks 6 hours 6 min ago view
  • I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 6 hours 14 min ago view
  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 6 hours 26 min ago view
  • Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff

    Eric S 6 hours 31 min ago view
  • GRAND SLAM RUSSELL

    blown the hell open...7 run lead

    crunch 6 hours 33 min ago view
  • 11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.

    The E-Man 6 hours 42 min ago view
  • it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.

    crunch 6 hours 51 min ago view
  • Javy! Javy! Javy!

    How sweet was that - Cranked it!

    393 happy feet

    Eric S 6 hours 59 min ago view
  • baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaez!

    cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.

    crunch 7 hours 2 min ago view
  • ...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.

    blockhead25 7 hours 6 min ago view
  • Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.

    Not much going our way these days.

    billybucks 7 hours 6 min ago view
  • bryant's back!

    no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.

    crunch 7 hours 24 min ago view