Chicago Cubs Trivia

When Andre Dawson signed his "blank check" with the Cubs, he was planning on reaching out to a 2nd MLB team.  Do you know which team was 2nd on his list?  Answer below

Chicago Cubs World Series Trivia

Q1:  2 Cubs pitchers have thrown 1-hit complete games in the World Series?

 Can you name them??

Q2:  What opposing team has an 8-0 record versus the Cubs in the World Series?


Q3:  Cubs have lost 2 World Series on walk-off World Series clinching games.   Which years did this occur?  Which players had the
    walk-off hit?

Q4:  Which Cubs pitcher gave up the legendary "Called Shot" by Babe Ruth in the 1932 World Series?


Q5:  In one World Series, the Cubs decided not to play their home games at Wrigley Field?  Which year was this??


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 Cubs World Series Trivia Answers:

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A1:  Ed Reulbach threw a one-hitter in game 2 of the 1906 World Series against the White Sox at South Side Park
A1:  Claude Passeau threw a one-hitter in game 3 of the 1945 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Park

A2:  The New York Yankees swept the Cubs in the only 2 World Series the two teams have played against each other.  the first in 1932, the second in 1938.  

A3:  In 1929, Bing Miller got the walk-off hit for the Philadelphia A's to win the World Series

A3:  In 1935, Goose Goslin got the walk-off hit for the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series

A4:  Charlie Root gave up probably the most famous home run in World Series and perhaps, major league history

A5:  In 1918, the Cubs management team decided to play their 1918 home games at Comiskey Park due to the parks larger seating capacity than Weeghman Park  (present day Wrigley Field).


Andre Dawson Trivia Answer:

I attended the 2019 Cubs Convention and in the Hall of Fame panel, Dawson mentioned that the 2nd team on his list was the Atlanta Braves.  


More Chicago Cubs Trivia!!!!!!!!



Of the 5 Cubs Pitchers below, which one has the Cubs record for most consecutive Opening Day Victories (4) and which one has the record for most consecutive Losses (4)?


A) Fergie Jenkins
B) Carlos Zambrano
C) Lon Warneke
D) Rick Reuschel
E) Rick Sutcliffe



2) Who was the last pitcher to no-hit the Chicago Cubs?



3) In 1969, the Cubs sent all 4 infielders (1B, 2B, SS, 3B) to the All-Star game. Name all 4 players.



4) Who is the only Chicago Cub in the post 1900 era to steal 5 bases in a single game?


A) Bob Dernier
B) Jerome Walton
C) Shawon Dunston
D) Eric Young



5) Which Chicago Cubs player tied a major league record with 3 triples in a game?


A) Jerome Walton
B) Shawon Dunston
C) Ron Santo
D) Bob Dernier



6) Which Chicago Cub holds the Major League record for hitting the most home runs without hitting a grand slam (247). This
player's 248th home run was a grand slam.



A) Bobby Murcer
B) Dave Kingman
C) Sammy Sosa
D) Derrek Lee



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Trivia Answers

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1) Lon Warneke won 4 consecutive Opening Days for the Cubs from 1933-1936. Rick Reuschel lost 4 consecutive Opening Days for the Cubs from 1978-1981

2) Current Cubs pitcher, Cole Hamels no-hitted the Cubs and Jake Arrieta on June 25, 2015.  It broke a nearly 50 year streak of the Cubs as a team being no-hitted.  It was Jake Arrieta's final loss before going on his incredible winning streak that helped him receive NL Cy Young Award honors.  



3)
1B Ernie Banks
2B Glenn Beckert
SS Don Kessinger
3B Ron Santo



4) Eric Young stole 5 bases on May 14, 2000 against the Montreal Expos in a 16-15 defeat at Olympic Stadium.

5) Shawon Dunston got 3 triples on July 28, 1990 in a 10-7 victory over the Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium

6) Sammy Sosa took a long time before hitting a grand slam. He hit his first grand slam on July 27th, 1998. Ironically, it didn't take him long to hit his 2nd grand slam. He hit that one the next day on July 28th becoming the first Chicago Cub to hit grand slams on consecutive days.