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Cubs Calendar - 10/23 - Back to Back Banks


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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:40 AM

Ernie Banks was the first Cubs player to do this in back to back seasons.



#2 Spriggs

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:35 AM

Win the MVP?



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:41 AM

Who am I to disagree with Spriggs?


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

Harumph!!!



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

Win the MVP?

 

Yup.



#6 Spriggs

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:54 AM

In 1958 it was pretty controversial in that maybe Willie Mays should have won. Banks got him because of the HRs and RBIs, but Mays was better in almost every other way.

In 1959 Mathews and Aaron took votes from each other finishing 2nd and 3rd respecively.

Many said he didn't deserve either award, but we know better.




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