Monday, August 29, 2016

Greatest Cubs Team Ever-- Part 5: Starting Pitcher

These men were nominated for voting in the Chicago Tribune.  And you can vote by going to

JAKE ARRIETA--  In 2015 won National league Cy YoungAward with one of the best seasons ever by a modern-day pitcher.  Led the major leagues with 22 victories, including three shut outs.  Struck out 236 and ERA of 1.77.

MORDECAI "THREE-FINGER" BROWN--  Hall of Famer won 20 or more games in six consecutive seasons from 1906-1911  Career best and league leading 27 games in 1909.  Second-most Cubs wins with 188.

FERGIE JENKINS--  Starting with his first season in 1967, won 20+ games in six straight seasons.  NL Cy Young Award in 1971 with 24-13 record.

GREG MADDUX--  In 10 seasons with the Cubs, won 15+ games six times, including a 20-win season in 1992 when he won the Cy Young Award.

CHARLIE ROOT--  Most wins in a Cubs uniform with 201.  Led majors in wins in 1927 with 26, and had 10 seasons with 13+ wins. Also Cubs leader with 3,137 innings pitched.

I would have to go with Charlie Root first and Fergie Jenkins second.


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