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Cubs go big with World Series rings and remember the goat, Ernie Banks and Ron Santo

The Cubs went all out on their championship bling, a diamond-packed ring that salutes the billy goat, and made a pair for legends Ernie Banks and Ron Santo.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo leads charge to support badly beaten student

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A tweet, that’s all it was. A retweet of an on-line article from ABC 7 Chicago that said, “South Elgin boy, 12, out of coma, after allegedly beaten by classmate.”Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said this: Henry Sembdner’s father, also named Henry, did not see the tweet. At the time, the elder Sembdner did not have a Twitter account. A friend called...
Via FOX Sports
February 25, 2017

Scott Rolen, Ron Santo and the Third-Base Myth

In one way, Mike Schmidt is the prototypical third baseman: he was a great hitter and provided excellent defense. In another way, though, he isn’t: a prototype is a model on which subsequent reproductions are based. But no other third basemen has ever reproduced Schmidt’s accomplishments. He’s the best third baseman ever. There’s a view that’s prevailed for some time to...
Via Fangraphs
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Santo’s Nixed Trade

Five home runs, a batting average of .221, and on-base and slugging percentages each south of .300: 1974 was an unceremonious end to a remarkable career for Ron Santo, his first and last on Chicago’s South Side after fourteen seasons at Wrigley Field with the Cubs. He’d been a National League All-Star just the year […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the Chicago Cubs to play the most games at each position

The Chicago Cubs have had some dedicated players in the storied history of the MLB franchise. Can you name the player on the team with the most games played for each position? Clue: Position-Number of Games Note: Statistics up to date through 2015 season  
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

With Cubs playoff bound, Williams thinks of Banks, Santo

CHICAGO (AP) Billy Williams couldn't help but let his mind drift, thinking about his old teammates Ernie Banks and Ron Santo. At a time like this, it was only natural. The Chicago Cubs are heading back to the playoffs with a young team that has many believing they just might break that dreaded spell and finally bring home a World Series championship soon, if not this season. As...
Via Associated Press
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 6, Mets 1 (7/2/15)

OSS: Ron Santo is smiling Three up 1. I listened to this game on the radio, so I don’t know if Arrieta literally broke a sweat in this game. Figuratively though, the Mets didn’t do much to worry him in this game aside from a double from the opposing pitcher that came around to score. Three of the Mets last four runs have involved a pitcher at the plate, per Gordo. Arrieta struck...
Via Obstructed View
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Anniversary Cake

Welp…that cake sure was awesome while it happened, eh, gang? By now you’ve seen the story.  If not…here’s the skinny.  Following the Chicago Cubs dramatic loss following their 100th anniversary party for Wrigley Field on Wednesday, the centerpiece of their celebration, a 400-pound cake in the shape of the iconic ballpark ended up in a dumpster. Specifically, “The Edible...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #3

On the last game of the Cactus League slate prior to two exhibition games at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs eked out a victory over the Chicago White Sox in the 2014 farewell to new Cubs Park in Mesa.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen an umpire induce an out before today: Nice to see Justin Ruggiano play some defense and shrug it off like it was...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Players Who Suited Up For Both: Chicago Cubs and White Sox

Playing on Both Sides The Chicago Cubs and White Sox organizations date back well over 100 years. In that time there have been numerous players who have suited up on the north side as well as the south side. There are a few Hall of Famers on the list as well as many players you’ve never heard of. Let’s take a look at the best, not necessarily while playing in Chicago, as well...
Via Sports Mockery
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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