To celebrate the Cubs opening day, I've got their all time opening day lineup. The lineup features a majority of the players from the '60's and later. That seems odd to me, considering the long history of the Cubs. In fact, of the entire lineup, I have seen all but three (Hartnett, Grimm and Pafko) of them play (and I'm not that old).
Here's what I did to pick the cards shown (when possible): This is Lester's first Opening Day start, so I've got the card from the season of Fergie's first Opening Day start. I could do the same with Grace, Sandberg, Dunston, Santo, Williams, and Sosa. I've also got the opening day count for today's Cubs lineup.
Jon Lester is making his first start today.
Catcher: Gabby Hartnett, 12 startsDavid Ross is making his first Opening Day start
First Base (since 1900): Charlie Grimm and Mark Grace, 12 starts
Anthony Rizzo makes his third opening day start.
Second Base: Ryne Sandberg, 13 starts
Tommy La Stella makes his first opening day start.
Shortstop: Shawon Dunston, 11 starts
Starlin Castro is making his fifth start
Third Base: Ron Santo, 13 starts
Mike Olt makes his second opening day start
Chris Coghlan is making his first opening day start.
Dexter Fowler makes his first opening day start
Right Field: Sammy Sosa, 12 starts
Jorge Soler is the starting right fielder for the first time