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.
Happy birthday to Cubs pitcher, Jose Quintana (2017 to 2020). In 2018, he had a record of 13-11 with a 4.03 ERA (ERA+ of 106).
Quintana will join ex Cubs manager, Joe Maddon with the Angels in 2021.
January 27, 1982
One of the greatest trades in Cubs history!!
Cubs trade Ivan Dejesus to the Phillies for Ryne Sandberg & Larry Bowa. Sandberg got his first career MLB hit as Phillie against the Cubs on September 27th, 1981 against Mike Krukow in a 14-0 Cubs victory (2nd game of a doubleheader).
He shares a birthday with another great hitting pitcher, Babe Ruth.
Happy birthday to Burt Hooton. His Cubs career started off incredibly well. In late September of 1971, he pitched 2 complete games, one a 3-hit shutout and the other a 15 strikeout game. He topped both in his first start of 1972, pitching a no-hitter at the age of 22.
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