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Cubs Calendar - 5/7/2013 - Pitching (and a home run)


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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

We get a two-fer today, since I didn't post yesterday's.  The Monday calendar is (just to keep with the home run theme)

 

Who was pitching for the Cubs in Game 3 of the 1932 WS when Babe Ruth supposedly "called his shot", pointing to the bleachers before hitting a home run?

 

Bonus points if you know what he said when asked about it.  DOUBLE bonus points if you know the supposed story about a similar incident much later in his life.

 

 

Here is today's:

 

Can you name the four Cubs pitchers to win the NL Cy Young Award?

 

 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

Can you name the four Cubs pitchers to win the NL Cy Young Award?

 

Dick Tidrow, 4 times in his 3 years with the Cubs.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

 

Can you name the four Cubs pitchers to win the NL Cy Young Award?

 

Dick Tidrow, 4 times in his 3 years with the Cubs.

 

 

Anti-Spriggs Troll is obvious.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:54 AM

The pitcher was Charlie Root. 

 

Cy Youngs: Maddux, Fergie, Sutcliffe, and I'm blanking on the 4th one.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:56 AM

The pitcher was Charlie Root. 

 

Cy Youngs: Maddux, Fergie, Sutcliffe, and I'm blanking on the 4th one.

 

Nice...just 1 pitcher to go.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

 

The pitcher was Charlie Root. 

 

Cy Youngs: Maddux, Fergie, Sutcliffe, and I'm blanking on the 4th one.

 

Nice...just 1 pitcher to go.

 

How about this one? I believe his name is Monty.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

Or, could have been Pappas?


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

 

 

The pitcher was Charlie Root. 

 

Cy Youngs: Maddux, Fergie, Sutcliffe, and I'm blanking on the 4th one.

 

Nice...just 1 pitcher to go.

 

How about this one? I believe his name is Monty.

brewst9.jpg

 

 

Ya, thanks to the wonders that are IE8, I can't see most pics on the message board.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

No to both of those.

 

Hint: he was a helluva reliever.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Antonio Alfonseca?



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

Antonio Alfonseca?

 

So close, the correct answer is Al Fonseca...



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

(for those who aren't familiar with Ron's interview that is not the correct answer)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

(for those who aren't familiar with Ron's interview that is not the correct answer)

(for those who aren't familiar with Ron's interview, Ron's last name is Santo.)


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:14 AM

Charlie Root said that if Babe Ruth had pointed to the bleachers and called his home run, then Root would have knocked him down with the next pitch.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

Bruce Sutter won a CY with the Cubs.






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