Friday, September 2, 2011

T206 Cubs: Two More

Shame on me! Its been three months since I last took a look at the T206 Cubs.

Outfielder Jimmy Sheckard has two cards in the set, the glove and no-glove versions. A 17-year veteran, Sheckard was with the Cubs from 1906-1912. His claim to fame is that he was the first player to lead the league in both stolen bases and home runs. Of course, doing it in 1903 meant that 9 homers led the league, and I wonder how many of those were inside the park, due to his speed?

Harry Steinfeldt is the answer to the trivia question, "Who was the other infielder for the Tinker-Evers-Chance Cubs?" Harry played third base, and in 1906, when the Cubs won 116 games, it was Steinfeldt who led the team and the league in hits and RBIs. He was a good fielder, but Steinfeldt to Evers to Chance just doesn't have the same ring to it!

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