Thursday, September 23, 2010
If you don't know who Stumpy is, then you didn't collect Upper Deck's Collectors Choice cards in 1996 and 1997. He was the cartoon character on the back that asked a baseball question.
I went over the Cubs cards and found that some of the answers are out of date. In the interest of keeping current, I have decided to update Stumpy.
You can Lou Piniella in 2008 to the list.
While Wilson's RBI record still holds (and may never be broken), his single-season home run total of 56 was shattered by the Three Steroid Stooges, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds.
Myers still holds the lefty record, but Francisco Rodriguez broke Thigpen's record with 62 saves in 2008.
The Cubs picked up six wins in the 2003 post season; Kerry Wood (2), Mark Prior (2), Joe Borowski, and Matt Clement. Clement's win in game 5 of the NLCS was the Cubs last post-season win.
Two players have since worn #99, Todd Hundley in 2001 and So Taguchi in 2009.
1997 Stumpy will be updated in a couple days.