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Cubs Calendar 12/7/12 - another no-hitter


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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:37 AM

Cubs Trivia:

On May 12, 1955, which Cubs pitcher walked the bases loaded before striking out the final three Pirates to finish a no-hitter?
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#2 butlerdawgs

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

Believe it was Sam Jones. The first black player to throw a no no. I think that Frank Thomas was one of the guys he walked...didn't know the Big Hurt had been playing that long

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

Wow, impressive BD! I had no idea on this one. My first thought was Marmol, lol.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

How on earth do you even know who the pitchers were in 1955! That was impressive!
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:48 AM

Believe it was Sam Jones. The first black player to throw a no no. I think that Frank Thomas was one of the guys he walked...didn't know the Big Hurt had been playing that long


Brickhouse used to talk about "Toothpick" Jones and that no-hitter a lot back in the day. Frank Thomas played on the Cubs a year or two after that. He was pretty good, very good for a few years, but Thomas is one of those guys who was better both before and after he was on the Cubs.

PS: I just looked up Thomas' stats. Check out his final year... I hadn't remembered that!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

How on earth do you even know who the pitchers were in 1955! That was impressive!

I love trivia. Knew that he was the first black pitcher to throw a no-no and at Wrigley Field in 1955. Figured it had to be him.




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