Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Greatest Cubs Team Ever-- Part 11: Catcher and Pitchers


GABBY HARTNETT--  Hartnett played 19 seasons on the North Side, appearing in four World Series and batting .297 with 236 home runs and 1,179 RBIs.  His best season was 1930, when he hit .339 with 37 home runs and 122 RBIs

The Hall of Famer was a six-time All-Star and won the NL MVP in 1935.

His "Homer in the Gloamin'" won a key game against the Pirates in 1938.


FERGIE JENKINS--  In 1967, his first full season as a starter, Jenkins began a string of six straight seasons with 20 or more victories.  He also completed 20 or more of his starts in each of those six seasons, including a career-best and major league-leading 30 in 1972.

Jenkins won the NL Cy Young Award in 1971, when he went 24-13.


BRUCE SUTTER--  In his five years on the North Side, Sutter saved 27 or more games four times.  The Hall of Famer reliever won the NL Cy Young Award in 1979 when he posted a 2.22 ERA and a major-league-leading 37 saves.

He was named to four NL All-Star teams as a Cub.

Go Cubbies.  --DaCubster

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