Chicago Cubs fans mourned the loss of Lennie Merullo, the oldest former Cub and last player to link the team to the World Series. The 98 year old Merullo played shortstop for the team from 1941-47, hitting .240 with 6 HRs and drove in 152 RBIs. With his passing, and the sudden passing of All-Time great Ernie Banks (read my remembrance of Ernie here) I began thinking, where are some...
Former Cleveland Indian Shawon Dunston is born on this date in Brooklyn, New York. Dunston came up as a highly touted prospect with the Chicago Cubs but later became a “journeyman” in the late part of his career. He had a brief stint in Cleveland appearing in 62 games in 1998. He hit .237 and provided depth at second base, shortstop and left field.
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