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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:53 AM

Cubs Trivia:

Which Cubs catcher was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and was the oldest of 14 children?
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:35 AM

I will go with Gaby Hartnett...it was between him and George Mitterwald

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:51 AM

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!

Points off though for mention Hartnett and Mitterwald in the same breath.

No Tommy, I did not see Gaby Hartnett play.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:52 AM

No Tommy, I did not see Gaby Hartnett play.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:53 AM

And Oswego Chris - admit you looked that one up. There is NO WAY you knew that one off the top of your head.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:51 AM

purely a guess...albeit an educated one based on three things.....

A. he is probably the most famous Cubs Catcher

B. he played in the thirties....hence would have been born when people routinely had 14 kids(because the likeliness of them all surviving was not good)

C. he was born out east...as this was well before the time of any great western expansion...

part of my degree is in History...it helps

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

I'll have to tell my mom she has something in common with Gaby Hartnett, being the oldest of 14 children. I'm sure she won't give two shits, but damnit I love meaningless trivia.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:27 AM

I love this calendar thingy
thanks and please keep it going.
I hate however that the weekend rips us off
maybee you could just make up some random crap and throw it out for us to read
This is starting to be a regular part of my day, I know, get a life!

#9 Fishin Phil

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

Tomorrow's stat is so amazing, it should hold you for two days.

How's that for a tease?!?!?
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

I think the best stat I ever heard was a game a few years ago. Len and Bob were talking about how baseball has the most obscure stats. Len then told Bob that the Cubs were undefeated on days that Italy won the World Cup...completely meaningless, but a fun factoid to bust out every now and again.

#11 Fishin Phil

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

I hearby nominate butlerdawgs to handle the Sunday installments of the calendar the rest of the year.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

purely a guess...albeit an educated one based on three things.....

A. he is probably the most famous Cubs Catcher

B. he played in the thirties....hence would have been born when people routinely had 14 kids(because the likeliness of them all surviving was not good)

C. he was born out east...as this was well before the time of any great western expansion...

part of my degree is in History...it helps


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