He threw the first pitch

I’ve written about the first baseball game I ever attended here. It was the summer of 1975, I was seven years old, and my dad drove me down to St. Louis to see a doubleheader between the Cardinals and the New York Mets. I remember a few things from that day, but the baseball endContinue reading “He threw the first pitch”

A Hall of Famer lived in my neighborhood

When it comes to having a long and storied career, the Cubs don’t have anyone better than Leo Charles “Gabby” Hartnett. He didn’t win a World Series title, but there wasn’t too much that he didn’t accomplish over his career, from winning an MVP to being named a six time All-Star, and from winning fourContinue reading “A Hall of Famer lived in my neighborhood”

Countdown to #Cubs #DoubleTriple now at 44 losses

The Cubs imploded in the 9th inning tonight and so, as promised, here is a recap of the 1967 New York Mets. I will follow the same basic format for each entry, followed by a short narrative. Expansion team: No Overall record: 61-101 # of win streaks of 3 games or more: Four Manager(s): WesContinue reading “Countdown to #Cubs #DoubleTriple now at 44 losses”