Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I'm Johnny Callison!

The 'ol blog turns Johnny Callison today!

Johnny Callison was with the Cubs in 1970 and 1971 and he is the first player that I can remember that wore #6.

Six years ago I had my first post....here it is if you weren't around back in 2008.

There have been 2191 days and 2248 posts since then and I'm still here.

I'm not planning to go away any time soon either.

Thanks for reading, whether you've been around for all six years, or just six days, or anything in between.  I hope you'll keep coming back...there will be something new each day.

A total of 43 Cubs have worn number 6. I've got cards of 34 of them. The names in bold are the players that I'm missing.

Charlie Grimm (player and Manager)(1932)
Frank Demaree (1933, 1935-36))
Chuck Klein (1934)
Stan Hack (player and m)(1937-47, 1954-56)
Dewey Williams (1946)
Jeff Cross (1948)
Bill Serena (1949-53)
Frankie Gustine (1949)
Wayne Terwilliger (1949)
Fred Richards (1951)
Jack Littrell (1957)
Chuck Tanner (1958)
Earl Averill (1959-60)
Jim McKnight (1960)
Dick Bertell (1960-65. 1967)
Ed Bailey(1965)
Johnny Stephenson(1967-68)
Randy Bobb(1968-69)
Johnny Callison (1970-71)
Pete Reiser (c) (1972)
J. C. Martin (c) (1974)
Tim Hosley (1975-76)
Barney Schultz (1977)
Larry Cox (1978)
Ted Sizemore (1979)
Mike O'Berry (1980)
Les Moss (c) (1981)
Keith Moreland (1982-87)
Joe Altobelli (c And M)(1988-91)
Rey Sanchez (1992)
Willie Wilson (1993-94)
Mike Hubbard (1995-97)
Glenallen Hill (1998-2000)
Ross Gload (2000)
Ron Coomer (2001)
Darren Lewis (2002)
Ramon Martinez (2003-04)
Sonny Jackson(c) (2005-06)
Alan Trammell(c) (2007)
Micah Hoffpauir(2008-10)
Bryan LaHair(2011-12)
Alberto Gonzales (2013)
Ryan Sweeney (2013-14)


  1. Congratulations on reaching the Big Six!

  2. Congrats. I'm going to be working on my Johnny Callison collection this year. As soon as I can figure out which ones I already have. Oy, I'm disorganized.

  3. Binge, binge, binge. I reached #5 on 7/17/16 and #6 on 7/30/16. I'm hoping to be caught up by the time school starts. Happy Belated Anniversary!