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Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?

Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?
September 8, 2017 10 Comments »

When his name first appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot in 2003, Ryne Sandberg received 244 votes, or just below 50%. In 2004, the former Cubs’ second baseman vaulted to 309 votes. He was elected to the Hall of ... Read More »

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field
October 14, 2016 No Comments »

If you ask me, there’s no better place to watch a baseball game than Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field in 1916. Here are the 12 greatest games played at the Friendly Confines. #12. ... Read More »

VIDEO: Tuffy Rhodes hits three home runs on opening day in 1994

VIDEO: Tuffy Rhodes hits three home runs on opening day in 1994
April 18, 2016 No Comments »

Opening Day in Chicago is special. When the Cubs play their first game at historic Wrigley Field it doesn’t matter how good the team is supposed to be or what the expectations are, it’s exciting. The 1994 opener may have ... Read More »

The best teams to never win a World Series

The best teams to never win a World Series
September 24, 2015 No Comments »

Most teams that are good for three or four years or more eventually get to a World Series and usually win one. It’s harder now — with the multiple rounds of playoffs — to win a title. Which means we see ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen

The Hall of Fame case for 19th century shortstop Bill Dahlen
November 16, 2012 3 Comments »

This is the third in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. Baseball was a much different game 100 years ago, but the stars of that era and the 19th century are no less ... Read More »

A player’s strike almost halted 1918 World Series before Game Five

A player’s strike almost halted 1918 World Series before Game Five
September 18, 2012 No Comments »

The 1918 baseball season was unusual in many ways because it was an unusual period in American history. For the first time, the nation was in a worldwide war, and games didn’t seem all that important. As the baseball season ... Read More »

Five biggest disappointments of the 2012 baseball season

Five biggest disappointments of the 2012 baseball season
September 16, 2012 1 Comment »

Another regular season is winding down, and with only about three weeks left, it’s not too early to select the big disappointments of the 2012 major league season. Jose Reyes and the Marlins What costs $124 million and doesn’t make ... Read More »

Best players to never play in a World Series

Best players to never play in a World Series
August 30, 2012 No Comments »

Ask any ballplayer in the major leagues today what their ultimate goal is and they’ll say “To win the World Series.” That’s at least what we hope they’ll say. After all, if you experience team success, individual success (and a ... Read More »

Chicago Cubs All-Time Team

Chicago Cubs All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 No Comments »

Right-handed power leads this powerful Cubs' lineup. The bullpen is among the best, led by Bruce Sutter and Lee Smith, who back up a rotation featuring ace Three-Finger Brown Read More »

Thornton overcame adversity to become an All-Star

Thornton overcame adversity to become an All-Star
August 23, 2012 No Comments »

When teams prepared to face the Cleveland Indians in the early 1980s there was one hitter they took extra time discussing – #29, the big guy in the middle known as “Thunder.” Andre Thornton was the most feared member of ... Read More »