This Topps 1966 card is his only as a Cub, though it's pretty obvious he's wearing a Tigers uniform.
- The Cubs purchased him from the Tigers at the end of spring training, 1965. He had been a star pitcher for the University of Cincinnati. Among his accomplishments there was a NCAA record 24 strikeouts in a game. Detroit signed him as a bonus baby in 1962 and he was 11-1 in AAA in 1964.
- He was one of only a handful of Cubs to wear #13. In fact, it would be nearly 30 years before another Cub, flaky pitcher Turk Wendell, would don the unlucky number.
- The most noted flakiness of Faul was his use of self-hypnotism. According to this article, he would hypnotize himself before a game. His teammates weren't so sure. The back of his '66 card mentions the hypnotism.
- He allegedly like to bite the heads off of live parakeets and eat live toads.
- The Cubs recorded an MLB record-tying three triple plays in 1965. Faul was on the mound for all three.
- In May, 1966, he tried to get the umpire to get the Astros to stop the hand-clapping cartoons on the Astrodome scoreboard. The ump was not inclined to do so.
- In July, 1966, he questions the pitch-calling of skipper Leo Durocher. It was not a smart think to do. Leo didn't like to be second-guessed. Faul was sent to the minors and it would be nearly four years before he would resurface in the major leagues.