Sunday, July 3, 2016

Five Non Random Cubs Card

The Random Number Generator gets the day off.  I picked these five cards....these five Cubs were all born on the fourth of July.  Don't expect a big fireworks display here; most of these guys were duds.

1956 Topps #96 Bill Tremel  He pitched in one game for the 1956 Cubs and gave up one run in one inning. 

1959 Topps #234 Chuck Tanner The future manager didn't even play for the 1959 Cubs.  He was traded to the Red Sox during spring training of 1959.

1983 O-Pee-Chee #47 Wayne Nordhagen  I didn't even remember him with the Cubs.  Most of his career was spent on the other side of town.  The Cubs had him for two months in 1983.  He hit .143 in 21 games and was released, ending his career.

1983 TCMA Iowa Cubs #6 Dan Larson  His 1983 totals with the Cubs were not good.  He was 0-4 with an ERA of 5.67.  That's why he has no big league cards as a Cub, just this TCMA minor league card.

1986 Donruss #32 Johnny Abrego The starting rotation of the 1985 Cubs was decimated by injuries and guys like Johnny Abrego were used.  He was 1-1 in five starts, though his ERA was lousy, 6.38. He spent the rest of his career in the minors.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Chuck Tanner is the only one I've heard of.