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                                  Facts You Didn't Know About The Chicago Cubs
  1. Why do the foul poles at Wrigley have "Hey Hey" on them?
    "Hey Hey" was the homerun call of Hall of Fame Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse.
  2. What was Wrigley's largest crowd?
    On July 27, 1930, 51,556 fans attended. But it was Ladies Day, so only 19,748 admissions were paid.
  3. How many All-Star Games have been played at Wrigley Field?
    Three: 1947, 1962 and 1990. The National League lost all three.
  4. What former Cubs rookie of the year died in a plane crash at 22?
    Second baseman Ken Hubbs was killed when the private plane he was piloting crashed in Utah in February 1964. Hubbs was NL Rookie of the Year in 1962 and was the first rookie to win a Gold Glove
  5. Who is the only Cub to win back-to-back Most Valuable Player Awards?
    Ernie Banks, a.k.a. "Mr. Cub", won in 1958 and 1959.
  6. What Cubs pitcher also played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters?
    It was Fergie Jenkins!
  7. Before Jake Arrieta won 22 games in 2015, who was the last Cubs pitcher to win 20 games in a season?
    It was Jon Lieber went 20-6 in 2001.
  8. Who is the only Cub in history to get six hits in a single game?
    Sammy Sosa went 6-for-6 – a double and five singles -- in an 11-8 win over the Rockies on July 2, 1993.
  9. What other current Cubs player homered in his first MLB at-bat?
    As a member of the Braves, Jason Heyward homered in his first MLB at-bat on April 5, 2010, which was Opening Day.
  10. What promising young Cubs pitcher once injured his knee while doing a cartwheel?
    He is Mike Harkey.

 

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