The Chicago Cubs by YuC

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

FlaxmanR

WangS


Quiz Description

From the team's founding in 1876 (as the White Stockings) to their thrilling 2016 championship season, the Chicago Cubs are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. Enjoy this quiz on the history, players, and little bits of pop culture about my favorite team.

Full Results:

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1 BarthR 451 98 15
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2 WangS 428 95 15
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2 FlaxmanR 428 95 15
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4 jonah 419 91 15
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5 JastrzebskiS 417 89 15
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6 JohnstonCJo 416 87 15
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7 KroegerJ 398 84 15
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8 LorinBurte 393 82 15
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9 JeziorskiM 383 80 15
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10 SochackiA 378 77 15
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11 GersonA 366 75 15
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12 Sean 354 72 00
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12 Ryno23 354 72 15
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14 ChrisRosenberg 331 68 15
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15 Bix32 320 66 15
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16 ChernicoffS 318 63 15
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17 GoodmanDL 317 61 00
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18 DougB 310 59 15
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19 Consigliari 304 56 00
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20 UllspergerA 302 54 15
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21 twarner50 290 52 00
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22 BruceM 282 50 00
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23 LoveF 270 47 15
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24 LackC 248 45 15
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25 DBrick 243 43 15
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26 BoyerA 241 40 00
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31 BrucksJ 193 29 00
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32 GrahamJ 188 26 00
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34 Commodore 178 22 00
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Questions:

The Cubs defeated the Cardinals in their last game of the 1991 season. While the Cubs swept that series, they finished with a losing record and did not qualify for the playoffs. Nevertheless, after the game, legendary announcer Harry Caray made a proclamation, reassuring the fans, "Sure as God made _____ _____, someday the Chicago Cubs will be in the World Series." Fill in the blanks (total of two words required).

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Green Apples

Every team in Major League Baseball has retired number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. Aside from #42, the Cubs have retired five different numbers, but for six different players. Name EITHER of the two players for whom the Cubs have retired the same number, both Cy Young Award-winning pitchers.

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Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux

In the film "Back to the Future II," Marty arrives in the year 2015 to find, among other things, that the Cubs have won the World Series. According to the film, the Cubs won the 2015 World Series by defeating a team from WHAT CITY, who, at the time of the making of the film, did not have a Major League Baseball team, and now has one, that under current league alignments, cannot meet the Cubs in the World Series?

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Miami

According to a State Farm ad spot, Kerry Wood used to do an "Ivy Double Check" before every home game. Who is he pulling out of the ivy in the still?

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Andre Dawson

Of course, we can't talk about the Cubs without talking about their penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. On August 19th, 1969, the Cubs led the NL East by 8.5 games over the second-place team, and 9.5 games over the third-place team. By the end of the season, the Cubs had slumped, and the third-place team had surged ahead to win the division by eight games. WHAT TEAM was the NL East division champion in 1969?

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New York Mets

The infamous "Steve Bartman Game" featured an epic eighth-inning collapse by the Cubs, who were on the doorstep of their first World Series berth in over half a century. While the image of Bartman deflecting the foul ball is perhaps the most long-lasting from that game, WHAT SHORTSTOP, soon after that incident, booted a potential double-play ball that could have ended the inning with minimal damage?

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Alex Gonzalez

On June 15, 1964, the Cubs and Cardinals completed a trade that, at the time, was thought to be a steal in favor of the Cubs, but has gone down as one of the most lopsided trades in history in favor of the Cardinals. Lou Brock, along with two other players, was sent to the Cardinals, where he would go on to a Hall-of-Fame career. WHAT PITCHER, who only lasted another two years in the league, did the Cubs most famously receive in that trade?

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Ernest Broglio

WHAT TWO WORDS have been obscured from this photo?

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Eamus Catuli

In the previous question, you saw a picture of the "Anno Catulorum," or "Year of the Cub" sign. At the beginning of the 2016 season, WHAT DID THIS SIGN READ?

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AC0871108

Until 2016, Wrigley Field had never been home to a World Series champion team, but the first occupants of the building that is now Wrigley Field did win a Federal League title in 1915. That team was originally known as the Chicago Feds, but adopted WHAT TEAM NAME in 1915?

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Chicago Whales

This is a still from an ad for the 2012 edition of what video game franchise?

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MLB: The Show

Cubs fans are grateful to the Houston Astros organization for selecting WHAT PITCHER as the first overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player draft, opening the door for the Cubs to select Kris Bryant with the second pick?

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Mark Appel