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Cubs Calendar - 9/5 - Stoopid Facts


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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

Another day and another long-winded fact:

 

Because of an injury to regular Cubs catcher Randy Hundley's thumb, Bill Heather was the starting backstop for Ken Koltzman's no-hitter against the Braves on August 19, 1969.  Heath himself left with two outs in the eighth inning after a Tommie Aaron foul tip broke his finger, so Gene Oliver finished the game behind the plate.

 

 

So we will try for a tough trivia question (that I hope I word correctly)

 

Which Cubs player lead his team in WAR for a single season but was the lowest single-season leader in Cubs history?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

To bad this year isn't over yet or I'd guess Welington Castillo.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:06 AM

Bill Buckner, '81 Cubs.  1.2 WAR.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:06 AM

Please stop calling him Heather. It should also be mentioned in the calendar fact section that it was the last game of Heath's career. I don't think he ever played again.

How far back have they actually gone with WAR calculations? My guess will be Ernie Banks.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:16 AM

I will say Mark Grace... 1993.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:21 AM

I will say Mark Grace... 1993.

 

Shit no.  That 1993 team wasn't that bad.  There were just three much better teams in the NL Ease that year.

 

Wasn't '93 Rick Wilkins' career year?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:22 AM

Ahhhh...  I looked.  Way off.  And here I went and picked the Rick Watkins year.  Without giving too much away, I am wrong.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

 

I will say Mark Grace... 1993.

 

Shit no.  That 1993 team wasn't that bad.  There were just three much better teams in the NL Ease that year.

 

Wasn't '93 Rick Wilkins' career year?

 

Yeah.  I was thinking 90's = bad teams and Grace = good defense/less power.  And Sosa had not yet exploded.  Completely spaced on Wilkins



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:30 AM

Doug Dascenzo 1992


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Doug Dascenzo 1992

 

Doug Dascenzo had a career negative WAR, duderino.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:05 AM

 

Doug Dascenzo 1992

 

Doug Dascenzo had a career negative WAR, duderino.

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

Where the fuck is Joe?  I've gotta leave the office for a while this morning and I want to be crowned king of the day's calendar trivia before I leave.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

Right year, wrong player.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

Right year, wrong player.

 

???

 

Buckner led the team w/ 12 WAR that year.  Jody Davis had a 1.1, Durham w/ 0.9.

 

Man, that a pathetic season.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

1.2 WAR as a high.  I had no clue what the answer was but I figured the number would would be at least above 2 WAR.






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