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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:30 AM

Today is my Grandpa's 94th birthday which would have been an accomplishment had he not died 31 years ago. Damn inconvenient facts getting in the way.

Name the two Cubs who hit back-to-back jacks in the 2nd inning and again in the 12th inning against the Cardinals on April 16, 1955.

Bonus points if you can also guess the Cub who was the other with 2 homers.

#2 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:37 AM

I'll go out on a limb and guess Banks for one of the players.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:56 AM

That's a pretty big limb you went out on:

 

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BTW, do NOT search for "giant limb", some disturbing things come up.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:01 AM

This will just be a series of guesses but, Banks and Hank Sauer.  Dee Fondy the other.  I hope the Cubs won, damnit. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:17 AM

I prefer this "giant limb". (And, yes, that is a disturbing Google search.)

 

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

Banks and Randy Jackson. Dee Fondy made it three in a row in the second inning and added another HR later. Thus, the Cub had three players who each hit 2 HR. Sad to say, the Cubs lost anyway.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

Damn... that hurts 58 years later. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:23 AM

Noone got it right.  Here are the home runs:

 

CUBS 2ND: Jackson homered; Banks homered; Fondy homered;

 

CUBS 3RD: ...Jackson homered;

 

CUBS 12TH: Banks homered; Fondy homered;

 

Cubs lost 12-11 in 14 innings.

 

http://www.baseball-...195504160.shtml - box score
http://www.retroshee...4160SLN1955.htm - play by play



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

Damn... that hurts 58 years later. 

Yes. I remember listening to this game on the radio.  F'ing Wally Moon homered to tie it in the bottom of the 12th, then singled in the winning run in the 14th.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:02 AM

Noone got it right.  

 

 

No one?



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

 

Noone got it right.  

 

 

No one?

 

noone



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:48 AM

 

 

Noone got it right.  

 

 

No one?

 

noone

 

 

*sigh*



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:51 AM

I'm warning you two.

 

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#14 hansman1982

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:57 AM

I'm warning you two.

 

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Thank God noone takes you seriously.

 

I guess I never realized (although I know it is incorrect) how often I type noone.



#15 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:04 PM

 

I'm warning you two.

Thank God noone takes you seriously.

 

I guess I never realized (although I know it is incorrect) how often I type noone.

 

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