Saturday, July 26, 2008

Random Cub

Photo from Flickr Commons

Jimmy Lavender pitched for the Cubs from 1912-1916 relying mostly on his spitball. Like most Cubs pitchers, he was wildly inconsistent and never had a season as good as his 16 win rookie year. He did, however, throw the Cubs first no-hitter of the 20th Century, and therefore the first as a "Cub". All previous no-hitters for the Chicago National League Ballclub happened when the team was known as the Orphans or the White Stockings.

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