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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:27 AM

Cubs Trivia:

Which Cubs catcher was the first to begin using the hinged catcher's mitt allowing one-handed catching?
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#2 Stinky Pete

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:05 AM

How about Noisy Kling?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

Mr. Randy Hundley.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:45 AM

Hundley was going to be my guess...but I will say Gaby Hartnett just for fun...If that's wrong I say Barry Foote, Tim Blackwell, Steve Swisher and George Mitterwald...those are the late 70's guys I watched....

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:50 AM

Randy Hundley is correct!

Btw, did anyone here ever try to catch with the old pillow type they had before that? It was a very dangerous proposition. My dad had one, and I tried it out when I was a kid. Great way to bust up your throwing hand.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:59 AM

Randy Hundley is correct!

Btw, did anyone here ever try to catch with the old pillow type they had before that? It was a very dangerous proposition. My dad had one, and I tried it out when I was a kid. Great way to bust up your throwing hand.

Got mine from my Dad too. About as useful as the chain link fence behind home plate. Started little League when the hinged gloves first started to come on the market.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

Link "Gloves then masks came into use in the 1870's. At first players had to skulk onto the field. But, star pitcher, turned first baseman, Albert Spalding made it a manly thing in 1877, boldly donning a black glove that was fingerless, but padded. Ever the entrepreneur, Spalding envisioned big sales for his mail-order sporting goods business. Catchers were among his best customers."

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:07 AM

The second greatest invention for catchers was the sponge.

Where catchers getting pregnant often?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:25 AM


The second greatest invention for catchers was the sponge.

Where catchers getting pregnant often?

When the hinged glove hit the market there was absolutely no padding at the hing below the pocket. Hardly never caught the ball in the pocket almost always in the palm. Thru high school and collage hand blew up like a balloon. Never could hit because I couldn't squeeze the bat with my left hand.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:29 AM



The second greatest invention for catchers was the sponge.

Where catchers getting pregnant often?

When the hinged glove hit the market there was absolutely no padding at the hinge below the pocket. Hardly never caught the ball in the pocket almost always in the palm. Thru high school and collage hand blew up like a balloon. Never could hit because I couldn't squeeze the bat with my left hand.

That is quite interesting especially after coming off my snarky comment.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:44 AM




The second greatest invention for catchers was the sponge.

Where catchers getting pregnant often?

When the hinged glove hit the market there was absolutely no padding at the hinge below the pocket. Hardly never caught the ball in the pocket almost always in the palm. Thru high school and collage hand blew up like a balloon. Never could hit because I couldn't squeeze the bat with my left hand.

That is quite interesting especially after coming off my snarky comment.

Always appreciate the comments snarky or not.. Means someone is still at least listening to me.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:47 AM





The second greatest invention for catchers was the sponge.

Where catchers getting pregnant often?

When the hinged glove hit the market there was absolutely no padding at the hinge below the pocket. Hardly never caught the ball in the pocket almost always in the palm. Thru high school and collage hand blew up like a balloon. Never could hit because I couldn't squeeze the bat with my left hand.

That is quite interesting especially after coming off my snarky comment.

Always appreciate the comments snarky or not.. Means someone is still at least listening to me.

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