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The "This Is Definitely Not a Calendar Quiz" for Friday, May 31st


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#1 Spriggs

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

Travis Wood's grand slam at Wrigley Field yesterday was the first by a Cubs pitcher (at Wrigley) since Burt Hooton did it.  The Cubs of that time (or shortly thereafter) were in a rebuilding mode too.

 

1.  When they traded Hooton to the Dodgers in 1975 - what 2 players came to the Cubs?  Hint: they blew for the Cubs.

 

2.  On an unrelated note, and speaking of trades, what two major leaguers came to the Cubs when they traded Bill Madlock to the Giants?

 

3.  And who did the Cubs trade to get Madlock (and Vic Harris) from the Rangers a few years earlier?



#2 SirCub

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

Haha, I've literally never heard of any of those guys.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

Haha, I've literally never heard of any of those guys.

You should know Bill Madlock, man!  He won batting titles in the NL 4 times (I think) - and 2 of those were with the Cubs (75 and 76).  He's from Decatur Illinois for heaven's sake!  In fact, my question was going to be "Who did Bill Madlock pass up to win the batting title by going 4 for 4 on the last day of the season?".  Answer?



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

Wasn't Madlock a lawyer on a TV show?



#5 Spriggs

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

Wasn't Madlock a lawyer on a TV show?

Yes, He also pitched for the Mets. 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

Wasn't Madlock a lawyer on a TV show?

 

Oh, that guy! Still haven't heard of him.



#7 Stinky Pete

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

1.  Rick Monday is all I can think of.  Not really sure how he did with the Cubs other than the flag deal...

2.  For some reason, Bobby Murcer is jumping out at me.  Really not sure.

3.  No clue.  I think the only 70's Rangers I know are like Toby Harrah and Mickey Rivers.  Or maybe Rivers was even eighties.  Shit I don't know.  Oh hey, How 'bout Larry Biitner?  I believe he was on the Cubs and Rangers at some point...

 

So I probably crapped out on answering the question, but I have one solitary memory of Madlock.  Maybe with the Pirates, maybe the Dodgers... Close game, hit and run guessed correctly by the Cubs who threw a pitchout.  Not out enough and Madlock reached as far out as I have seen anyone with a bat and drove the ball to a gap.  Runner scored easily.



#8 Spriggs

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

Good guesses, Stinky. 

 

Monday is wrong, but he did go to the Dodgers (from the Cubs for Buckner). 

 

Bobby Murcer IS one of the two Giants the Cubs got for Madlock.  The other guy became the Cubs 3rd baseman for a few years - and did better than I expected.  He also did wig (hair piece) TV commercials for some Chicago area merchant.

 

Going to the Rangers from the Cubs -- hint flag #. HOF.

 

Nice Madlock story.... I was really upset when they traded him.  I never could like Murcer as a Cub.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

Well, Fergie, then.  Duh.



#10 Spriggs

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

Fergie is right. 

 

I'll count faster this time.  5 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 seconds, 2 seconds, 1.... Bzzzzz!

 

In some cases, a minor leaguer who didn't pan out, or an atrocious no named player like Rob Sperring may have been included in a couple of these, but basically it was:

 

1. Burt Hooton to the Dodgers for Eddie Solomon and Geoff Zahn.

2. Bill Madlock to the Giants for Bobby Murcer and Steve Ontiveros

3. Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers for Vic Harris and Bill Madlock.

 

And Bill "Mad Dog" Madlock went 4 for 4 on the last day of the season in 1976 to pass up Ken Griffey Sr.  I could be a little off, but as my memory goes, Griffey sat out after getting a hit his first time up.  He thought that had locked it up for him!



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

This was an "experts only" kind of calendar day.






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