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Sunday Evening Trivia

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Found a Cubs daily calendar on the desk where I’m currently sitting and it has some fun facts and trivia questions so I’ll share while I wait for the Colts game tonight. I don’t care if you Google the answers but if you do please don’t spoil it for others who may want to guess.

  1. Who was the Hall of Fame pitcher who said, upon being acquired by the Cubs, “I aint what I used to be, but who the hell is?” (Hint: NOT recent. In fact only a few of you would have been born when this happened. Maybe none of you.)
  2. In what year and against what team did Greg Maddux throw his first major league shutout? (Hint: We were all born by then. 🙂 )
  3. Who is the only player to ever be named MVP of the All-Star game while wearing a Cubs uniform? (Some of you were born and some of you weren’t. I was.)
  4. Three Cubs pitchers share the franchise record for games appeared in a season (84). Who are they?
  5. The Cubs franchise record for consecutive strikeouts by a pitcher is eight. Which two pitchers have done this in the 21st century? (We were all born for this one!)

Good luck!

  • Mr. David M. Beyer

    I think 1 is Dizzy Dean.
    2,I will guess, is ’87 and I’ll continue to guess the Mets.
    3: Billy Williams?
    4: no idea.
    5: Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano?

  • Kyle

    2. I’m guessing ’88 vs. the Braves
    3. Ernie Banks?
    4. Paul Assenmacher?, Remlinger, Marmol? (I really don’t believe Marmol had that many, but he was at least close.)
    5. Wood & Harden

  • 2. I don’t think I was born yet, or if I was, I was like 2, and I didn’t start following baseball until I was 10
    3. Andre Dawson?
    4. Howry, Fassero, and Eyre?
    5. I dunno

  • Lizzie

    1. Mr. Beyer, yes, Dizzy Dean!
    2. Mr. Beyer again, yes, 87. Not the Mets nor the Braves
    3. Williams no, Banks no, Dawson no.
    4. Terrelle, Howry is correct! Assenmacher no, Remlinger no, Marmol no, Fassero no, Eyre no.
    5. Wood no, Harden no, Zambrano no.

    So, to recap:

    1. Dizzy Dean.
    2. 1987 but what team?
    3.
    4. Howry, and which two others?
    5.

  • I’m going to take a wild guess on #5 and say Mark Prior and Matt Clement

  • And BTW – I was not born when Maddux threw his first shutout in 1987. I was born the next year

  • MJ

    I’d answer these, but I’d be cheating. I have the same calender on my desk. 😛

  • Lizzie

    Terrelle – sorry for throwing you off. Had I thought about you when I was writing that I’d have guessed you weren’t yet born. Unfortunately I was only thinking of the rest of us and we’re old.

    MJ – too funny, I wondered if anyone else had this same desk calendar!!

    #5 – Prior no, Clement no.

  • Terrelle Pryor 2

    It’s been 3 days. What are the answers?

  • Lizzie

    1. Who was the Hall of Fame pitcher who said, upon being acquired by the Cubs, “I aint what I used to be, but who the hell is?”
    Dizzy Dean
    2. In what year and against what team did Greg Maddux throw his first major league shutout?
    1987, Montreal Expos
    3. Who is the only player to ever be named MVP of the All-Star game while wearing a Cubs uniform?
    Bill Madlock (1975)
    4. Three Cubs pitchers share the franchise record for games appeared in a season (84). Who are they?
    Ted Abernathy
    Dick Tidrow
    Bob Howry
    5. The Cubs franchise record for consecutive strikeouts by a pitcher is eight. Which two pitchers have done this in the 21st century?
    Kyle Farnsworth
    Juan Cruz

  • Terrelle Pryor 2

    5. Dam I had Cruz and the Farns in mind, but then I thought that wouldn’t be true. They sucked as starters with us