Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Greatest Cubs Team Ever-- Part 4: Catcher

From the August 21, 2016, Chicago Tribune.

The winner of the Cubs best-ever right fielder was Andre Dawson.

Nominated for Catcher:

MICHAEL BARRETT--  Played three full seasons with Cubs and hit 16 home runs in each and 25+ doubles.

JODY DAVIS--  Eight seasons with Cubs.  Reached double digits in home runs six times.  In 1984, drove in a career-high 94 runs.

GABBY HARTNETT--  Played 19 years for Cubs.  Appeared in four World Series.  Batted .297 with 236 home runs and 122 RBIs.  "Hall of Famer" and six-time All Star and NL MVP in 1935.  His "Homer in the Gloamin'" won a key game against the Pirates in 1938.

RANDY HUNDLEY--  Primarily-known for his defense.  One of the poor 1969 Cubs.

GEOVANY SOTO--  NL Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 2008.  Batted .285 that season with 23 homers and 86 RBIs.

My pick, easily, Gabby Hartnett.


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