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.
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17 days ago
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...
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February 25, 2017
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...
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 […]
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
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...
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October 01, 2015 | Discuss
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...
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...
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...
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...
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