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Cubs Calendar 1/4/13 - 1970s


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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

Cubs Trivia:

Who led the Cubs in home runs for the 1970s?
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

Dave Kingman?
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

No, but thanks for playing!
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

Rick Monday

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

Um, no.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

Kingman was my first thought as well (but he was only with the Cubs for a few years)... really curious to see this answer. Seems like all of their great HR hitters played in the 60's or 80's...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

I will tell you I was surprised by the answer.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I will tell you I was surprised by the answer.

Santo?

Kingman was my first thought as well (but he was only with the Cubs for a few years)... really curious to see this answer. Seems like all of their great HR hitters played in the 60's or 80's...

If memory serves, there was a decent HR hitter in the 90's as well.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:57 AM


I will tell you I was surprised by the answer.

Santo?

Kingman was my first thought as well (but he was only with the Cubs for a few years)... really curious to see this answer. Seems like all of their great HR hitters played in the 60's or 80's...

If memory serves, there was a decent HR hitter in the 90's as well.


I didn't mean to exclude the 90's-present, just pointing out that the 70's was missing too many big sluggers.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

It's gotta be Billy

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:10 AM

Spriggs for the Win!

Billy Williams with 143.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

Wow, I didn't think any of that crew had enough years in the 70's to be the leader. But Billy was with the Cubs through '74, so that would do it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

I was thinking that since his biggest home run years were in 70 and 72, and since you had already guessed Monday -- it had to be Billy. Monday must be 2nd - I would have guessed him first. The only other guy I was even considering was Morales, but he got traded and then came back in the 80's.

Edit: Being a baseball card collector really helps with these kind of questions. I knew that Billy's last Cubs card was 74. Kingman's first was 1978, etc... I still have every one of my cards from back in the early 60s. Mom didn't throw away anything without asking!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

I miss baseball cards. Do you collect modern day cards? Are Topps still tops?

I wouldn't know how to (re)start a collection. I knew more about cards (and oddly, in some ways more about baseball (for example I knew someone's ERA cold when I didn't have to consider his WHIP, FIP, FIP+, etc.)) when I was a kid.

It helped me follow the season once I had collected the whole series (or most of it). I'd write in trades during the season season in magic marker, moving the now-ruined collectors item to the new team's rubber banded deck; and I'd make up my own cards for players I was missing (I must have some homemade 'rookie' cards for call-ups).

Then I could sprawl out on the floor during a game move the cards around each half inning (and see who was on the bench or in the pen, still wrapped up in the now flaccid team rubberband). They were more like flash cards or illustrations for the radio broadcast than a "collection"

Nostagia. But, I think it was better in a lot of ways.




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