Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The 69 Cubs That Are Not Going to be Remembered

 The 1969 Cubs are one of the most storied teams in franchise history.  They are beloved even though they didn't win anything.  The team had four future hall of famers and was led by a skipper in the hall, too.

The 2021 Cubs can also be called the 69 Cubs,  Its not because they are beloved.  They are not memorable and I don't think that there is a single player on the team that will end up in Cooperstown.

The 2021 Cubs are the 69 Cubs because there were 69 different players that played in a game for the team.  Yes, a major-league record 69 players.  

Here are the names of all of the 2021 Cubs.  I doubt you'll recognize barely a third of them.  That's OK.  It is a pretty forgettable group. 

 Cory Abbott 

Jason Adam 

Sergio Alcantara 

Adbert Alzolay 

Jake Arrieta 

Javier Baez 

Joe Biagini 

David Bote 

Rex Brothers 

Kris Bryant 

Erick Castillo 

Andrew Chafin 

Robinson Chirinos 

Willson Contreras 

Zach Davies 

Greg Deichmann 

Matt Duffy 

Scott Effross 

Johneshwy Fargas 

Trent Giambrone 

Taylor Gushue 

Ian Happ 

Kyle Hendricks 

Michael Hermosillo 

Codi Heuer 

Jason Heyward 

P.J. Higgins 

Nico Hoerner 

Jake Jewell 

Craig Kimbrel 

Tyler Ladendorf 

Jose Lobaton 

Dillon Maples 

Jake Marisnick 

Nick Martini 

Trevor Megill 

Ryan Meisinger 

Shelby Miller 

Alec Mills 

Adam Morgan 

Tommy Nance 

Rafael Ortega 

Tyler Payne 

Joc Pederson 

Alfonso Rivas 

Anthony Rizzo 

Manuel Rodriguez 

Andrew Romine 

Austin Romine 

Michael Rucker 

Kyle Ryan 

Adrian Sampson 

Frank Schwindel 

Eric Sogard 

Justin Steele 

Kohl Stewart 

Robert Stock 

Pedro Strop 

Ryan Tepera 

Keegan Thompson 

Trayce Thompson 

Ildemaro Vargas 

Rowan Wick 

Brad Wieck

Trevor Williams 

Dan Winkler 

Patrick Wisdom 

Tony Wolters 

Brandon Workman


  1. I think the 69 Cubs are one of the most famous teams in baseball history. They are probably more well know than 75% percent of the World Series winners

  2. The 1969 Cubs had five HOFers - Banks, Jenkins, Santo, Williams, and Oscar Gamble's hair.

    1. >Oscar Gamble's hair.
      Ha. Definitely HOF-worthy.

  3. I just don't get all the complaining from Cubs fans right now. The greatest stretch in team history is over but the future is not a bleak as everyone is making it out to be. Posted about it on my blog if you are good and bored: https://vanderpyle.blogspot.com/2021/10/dear-cubs-fans-please-relax.html