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AN ALL-STAR CUB CRYPE...with many odd connections


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:35 PM

crype(adj,noun)- 1. A once hyped Chicago Cubs prospect who turns out to be crap as a player(crappy abilities). 2. A once hyped Chicago Cubs prospect whose career turns out to be crap. 3. A Chicago Cub prospect who turns out to be crap in relation to his draft status and the players drafted after him.

CHICAGO CUBS ALL-TIME CRYPE TEAM

PITCHERS(7)- Herman Segelke, Rick James, Bobby Brownlie, Mark Pawelek, Ben Christenson , Lance Dickson, Drew Hall

INFIELDERS(6)- Ty Griffen, Gary Scott, Bobby Hill, Hee-Seop Choi, Luis Montanez, Terry Hughes

OUTFIELDERS(5)- Earl Cunningham, Ryan Harvey, Darrin Jackson, Brooks Kieschnick, Corey Patterson


CATCHER(1)- Bill Hayes


C- STEVE SWISHER 1976 ALL-STAR


When I was a kid(before most of you were born), the All-Star game was a big deal. In the first game I remember watching, the Cubs representative was 24 year old catcher Steve Swisher. I waited and waited for Steve to get into the game, but the moment never came. My dad reassured me that it was O.K. that he didn't get to play because he was very young and it was great for the future of the Cubs that he was even on the team.(Of course this was probably after my dad had 10 or 11 Old Milwaukee's or whatever 12 pack was on sale on the way home that night) Our young star catchers stats that year: .236 avg, 5 HRs and 42 RBI's. No, those weren't his mid-season stats, that was for all of 1976. Yes sir, the future was bright for the Cubs as usual.
Actually 1976 was Steve's higwater mark in the big leagues, and 2 years later he would be shipped off to the Cards for Hector(sometimes called Heity for some reason) Cruz and Dave Radar. Radar was responsible for a bit of my lost innocence as a youngster. I was batboy for a Cub's game(long story, and it was spring training) and he said "SH$%!" when he was late for the National Anthem. I was crushed, I couldn't believe major leaguers swore.
The Cubs acquired Steve Swisher along with 'future 1979 CY Young award winner for the Orioles turned everyone's favorite baseball genius announcer' Steve Stone for none other than 'all-time Cub hero/not very good radio color man yet no one cared because he was so beloved' Ron Santo.
Steve's annoying yet much more talented son Nick has turned into a pretty good major league player. Sorry to disappoint all of you loyal BNers, but NO, Swisher was not on the team anymore in 1979 when the Cubs acquired Dick 'Dirt' Tidrow.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:10 AM

Steve Swisher, another great Cub catcher in the tradition of Barry Foote and George Mitterwald.
Please don't feed the psychos.

#3 Oswego Chris

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:18 AM

Steve Blackwell, Steve Lake...Rick Wrona....

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:19 AM

How the F did Swisher make that AS team? Isn't the "One rep from every team" rule relatively (15- 20 years) new? My earliest memory is that it was straight ballot, but I know they changed quite a bit.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:12 AM

Dirt!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:43 PM

Chris, thought it would be interesting to see your CRYPE hitting stats over the Cubs' careers (note, Cubs only). Pitching coming soon. Obviously, some of the "can't miss players" missed...........
Full Name AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO IBB HBP SH SF GIDP OBP SLG OPS Choi, Hee Seop 0.210 104 252 37 53 18 0 10 32 1 44 86 1 4 2 0 4 0.337 0.401 0.737 Hayes, Bill 0.222 5 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.222 0.333 0.556 Hill, Bobby 0.253 64 194 26 49 7 2 4 20 6 18 44 4 4 4 0 1 0.329 0.371 0.700 Hughes, Terry 0.333 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.667 Jackson, Darrin 0.258 157 287 38 74 16 3 7 28 5 11 48 2 1 2 1 4 0.287 0.408 0.694 Kieschnick, Brooks 0.235 64 119 15 28 4 0 5 18 1 15 29 0 0 0 0 2 0.321 0.395 0.716 Patterson, Corey 0.252 589 2176 293 549 99 21 70 231 86 111 552 13 19 17 12 26 0.293 0.414 0.707 Scott, Gary 0.160 67 175 16 28 5 0 3 16 0 18 28 5 3 2 0 5 0.250 0.240 0.490 Swisher, Steve 0.217 366 1116 87 242 41 5 16 106 3 96 249 16 10 18 14 36 0.282 0.306 0.587

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

Well that formatted like doodoo. Let me work on that...........

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

One more try:

Ok, back to the drawing board......

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:30 PM

Marginally better:

Full Name AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO OBP SLG OPS
Choi, Hee Seop 0.210 104 252 37 53 18 0 10 32 1 44 86 0.337 0.401 0.737
Hayes, Bill 0.222 5 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.222 0.333 0.556
Hill, Bobby 0.253 64 194 26 49 7 2 4 20 6 18 44 0.329 0.371 0.700
Hughes, Terry 0.333 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.667
Jackson, Darrin 0.258 157 287 38 74 16 3 7 28 5 11 48 0.287 0.408 0.694
Kieschnick, Brooks 0.235 64 119 15 28 4 0 5 18 1 15 29 0.321 0.395 0.716
Patterson, Corey 0.252 589 2176 293 549 99 21 70 231 86 111 552 0.293 0.414 0.707
Scott, Gary 0.160 67 175 16 28 5 0 3 16 0 18 28 0.250 0.240 0.490
Swisher, Steve 0.217 366 1116 87 242 41 5 16 106 3 96 249 0.282 0.306 0.587




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