Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jack Brickhouse Cubs Card: Hearts

Today I've got the hearts, which start off with the team's start in 1876 and goes up to the 1930's. Actually, they start with a picture of Jack Brickhouse, and then the Cubs show up.

This is the National League's first champions, the 1876 Chicago White Stockings....yes, if you didn't know, the team was known as the White Stockings for the first 20 or so seasons. They didn't become the Cubs until the early 1900's.

Cap Anson was the team's first star and was the player/manager for many seasons. When he was fired in 1897, the team was referred to as the "Oprhans." The Cubs name would come a few years later.

The team's famous double play combination.

One of the star pitchers of the last championship team.

The ace of the two-time world champs (boy, that sure is weird to type that in!)

The losing half of a double no-hitter, Vaugn and the Reds Fred Toney each had no-hitters through nine innings. The Cubs lost the game in the tenth.

Before going on to greatness as the skipper of the Yankees' dynasty, McCarthy has success as the Cubs manager.

Have any of you ever heard of this guy? His claim to fame is an unassisted triple play he turned in on May 30, 1927

The Raj

Until McGwiroids and Shammy Sosa came along, Wilson held the NL single season home run record, 56 in 1839. He still hold the major league RBI record, with 190, also 1930.

Hack looks pretty small compared to the two Yankee sluggers.

The called shot; or the greatest myth of baseball. Put me in the "He didn't call it but it sounds like a good story" camp.

1 comment:

  1. My assumption is that Ruth called his shot. I'm also assuming that it wasn't the only time he said he was going to hit a home run. Just the only time he was right. We don't hear about the 336 times he pointed to the bleachers, then tapped out to the pitcher.

    That's a great card set though.