Happy New Year, Cubs fans. There has been a lot of activity this offseason.
Congratulations to Javier Baez for winning his first gold glove award in 2020. Anthony Rizzo won his 4th gold glove (3 years in a row).
A little Cubs trivia. When was the last time a Cubs shortstop won the gold glove award? The answer is at the link below.
Congratulations to Yu Darvish for finishing 2nd in the NL Cy Young Award this year. Trevor Bauer of the Reds won the award.
It is the 2nd time that Darvish has finished 2nd in Cy Young voting, the first time in 2013 to Max Scherzer.
Scherzer prevented another Cubs Cy Young Award winner recently. Do you know which year this was? Answer is at the link below.
The birthday of Cubs great, Andy Pafko (Cubs, 1943-1951). A member of the 1945 World Series team. 5-time all-star (1945, 1947-1950). He won the World Series in 1957 with the Milwaukee Braves.
The birthday of Cubs Hall of Famer, Ron Santo. He won 5 Gold Glove awards (3B) and was a 9-time All-Star.
Happy birthday to Kyle Schwarber. It was a nice celebration in 2015 when he hit a grand-slam in a spring training game on his birthday.
Schwarber signed a contract with the Washington Nationals where he'll joined former Cubs coach (now manager), Davey Martinez and Jon Lester.
Happy birthday to Jake Arrieta. He's only the 2nd Cubs pitcher (after 1900) to pitch 2 no-hitters for the team (with Ken Holtzman). He was an all-star, silver slugger, and helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series.
He'll return to the Cubs for the 2021 season.
Ben Zobrist's big 10th inning hit in Game 7 of 2016 World Series
David Ross being carried off the field after Cubs 2016 Game 7 Victory