World Series Champions: Chicago Cubs by SochackiA

Champion(s):

JeziorskiM


Runner(s)-Up:

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Quiz Description

The Cubs begin the 2017 season today as 2016 World Series winners. And prior to that...1908 World Series winners. This quiz covers the period between those 2 events.

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Questions:

How many World Series did the Cubs lose between 1909-2015?

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7

This leftfielder is the owner of the single-season walks record in Cubs history (as well as the #2 spot), and held the MLB mark for 9 years, until George Ruth surpassed him.

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Jimmy Sheckard

This Hall of Famer, who has the second-highest batting average of all time, was fired as manager mid-way through the 1932 season, before the team was swept out of the playoffs by George Ruth's team.

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Rogers Hornsby

After playing 20 seasons with the team, he was fired as manager in spring training of 1954 after honestly telling the owner that they were unlikely to finish above 5th place. They finished in 7th.

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Phil Cavaretta

One more question about the manager's position. Kept out of the major leagues by segretation, this man signed Lou Brock to his first baseball contract and managed Ernie Banks with the Kansas City Monarchs. He later became the first African-American coach in MLB while with the Cubs.

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Buck O'Neill

Which former overall #1 draft pick did the Cubs later select in the Rule 5 draft? They held him for less than a day before trading him, while he later went on to hold an MVP trophy.

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Josh Hamilton

Other than the West Side Grounds and what is now Wrigley Field, at which other stadium have the Cubs played a regular season home game?

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Tokyo Dome

Other than the West Side Grounds and what is now Wrigley Field, at which other park have the Cubs played World Series home games?

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Comiskey Park

Carlos Zambrano's no hitter against the Houston Astros was played at which ballpark?

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Miller Park

Unlike many of the original teams, the Cubs all-time leader in wins and innings pitched is not from the deadball era. Who is this non Hall of Famer?

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Charlie Root

Despite making over 500 homers during his 20 year career, which ex-Cub holds the record for most games played without a World Series appearance?

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Rafael Palmeiro

To whom are the following lyrics attributed: "Do they still play the blues in Chicago / When baseball season rolls around? / When the snow melts away, do the Cubbies still play / In their ivy-covered burial ground?"

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Steve Goodman