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1962 Chicago CubMar 2012
I selected the 1962 Cub as my theme this year because 1) they're as old as me, 2) they stink, like the Cub will this year and 3) it's fun.
The 1962 Chicago Cub: www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/1962.shtml
"The Cubs are due... in sixty two"
- Ernie Banks
Look at this excellent photo (source):
From 1962, that's Ernie, Billy, (big) George Altman, Ronny (biting his nails), etc.
The 1962 Cub are as old as me. They also happen to be the worst Cub team in my lifetime:
OK, hold onto your hat. Put on your seat belt. Let me emphasize this one.
The 1962 Chicago Cub winning percentage was .364
The worst winning percentage
in the history of Chicago Cub baseball!!
Jeez. When you're the worst of the worst, that's saying something.
The opening day lineup was:
The lovable losers... with a logo to match.
Finally, some tasty links for you:
1962 Cub stats: www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1962.shtml
1962 Cub roster, lineup and schedule: www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=1962&t=CHN
1961-62 weird Cub "college of coaches": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_Coaches
Photos of 1962 Chicago Cub: www.fanbase.com/Chicago-Cubs-1962/photos
The 2nd All-Star game (they used to have 2) was held in Wrigley: www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1962as.shtml
Cub title drought is at 103 years and counting.
I believe that's: AC0366103
eamus catuli... yow, bill
PS - Oh well, it's not all bad to be a Cub fan.