Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Greatest Cub Team Ever-- Part 10: Outfield


ANDRE DAWSON--  After signing as a free agent in 1987, Dawson had the best season of his career, leading the majors in home runs with 49 and RBIs with 137, earning him NL MVP honors.  The Hall of Famer hit 20 or more homers in each of his six seasons with the Cubs and drove in 100 or more runs three times.


HACK WILSON--  Wilson led the NL in home runs four times in his six seasons as a Cub.  he also drove in 100 or more runs five times.  In 1930, he drove in 191 runs, a single-season record that still stands, and slugged a career-best 56 homers.

In his only World Series appearance as a Cub in 1929, the Hall of Famer batted .471 with an OPS of 1.160.


BILLY WILLIAMS--  The NL Rookie of the Year in 1961, Williams went on to hit 20 or more home runs in 13 straight seasons.  The Hall of Famer's best year was 1970, when he led the league in runs and hits, batting .322 with 42 homers and 129 RBIs.

His 1,117 straight games established an NL ironman record.  He ranks third in team history in hits and homers.

Mighty Great Players Here.  --Cootfield

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