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goes 2-3 with 2 walks and is now 1 hit away from 200.
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Who was the last Cub player to lead the league in hits? Not sure, maybe Bill Madlock?
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deejay wrote:Who was the last Cub player to lead the league in hits? Not sure, maybe Bill Madlock?
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Did some checking and since 1970 when Billy Williams led the league in hitting the Cubs have had 2 others. In back to back seasons they were.....

D Lee with 199 in 2005 and believe it or not in his only year with the Cubs Juan Pierre with 204 in 2006. Pierres OBP that year was .330 :( .
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deejay wrote:Who was the last Cub player to lead the league in hits? Not sure, maybe Bill Madlock?
If I'm reading the Baseball-reference.com stats correctly, then the last Cubs player to lead the league in hits was Juan Pierre back in 2006 with 204 hits. The last Cub before him to lead the league in hits was Derrek Lee in 2005 with 199 hits. And since you sort of peaked my curiosity here are the last two Cardinals and White Sox to lead their respective leagues in hits:

Cardinals: Albert Pujols (2003) 212; Willie McGee (1985) 216.
White Sox: Lance Johnson (1995) 186; Minnie Minoso (1960) 184.
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It is crazy that Juan Pierre led the league in hits as a Cub because I remember his year on the north side as a total failure. Of course when the team is as bad as it was that year... :bang
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Reggie wrote:It is crazy that Juan Pierre led the league in hits as a Cub because I remember his year on the north side as a total failure. Of course when the team is as bad as it was that year... :bang
That was actually a fairly typical year for Pierre, with over 200 hits, how about the clowns behind him being paid to bring him home. How many times did Pierre cross the plate that year? 87.
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squirrel wrote:
Reggie wrote:It is crazy that Juan Pierre led the league in hits as a Cub because I remember his year on the north side as a total failure. Of course when the team is as bad as it was that year... :bang
That was actually a fairly typical year for Pierre, with over 200 hits, how about the clowns behind him being paid to bring him home. How many times did Pierre cross the plate that year? 87.
You are correct. He only scored 87 times that season. Here's who else was in the line-up with Pierre that season:

C: Michael Barrett
1B: Derrek Lee
2B: Todd Walker
SS: Ronny Cedeno
3B: Aramis Ramirez
LF: Matt Murton
RF: Jacque Jones
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Bluejaygrad03 wrote:
squirrel wrote:
Reggie wrote:It is crazy that Juan Pierre led the league in hits as a Cub because I remember his year on the north side as a total failure. Of course when the team is as bad as it was that year... :bang
That was actually a fairly typical year for Pierre, with over 200 hits, how about the clowns behind him being paid to bring him home. How many times did Pierre cross the plate that year? 87.
You are correct. He only scored 87 times that season. Here's who else was in the line-up with Pierre that season:

C: Michael Barrett
1B: Derrek Lee
2B: Todd Walker
SS: Ronny Cedeno
3B: Aramis Ramirez
LF: Matt Murton
RF: Jacque Jones

Wow. What a pile of crap that was.
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squirrel wrote:
Reggie wrote:It is crazy that Juan Pierre led the league in hits as a Cub because I remember his year on the north side as a total failure. Of course when the team is as bad as it was that year... :bang
That was actually a fairly typical year for Pierre, with over 200 hits, how about the clowns behind him being paid to bring him home. How many times did Pierre cross the plate that year? 87.
Of course he only had 32 walks in 750 plate appearances...his OBP was a pretty cruddy .330 for a leadoff hitter. Just hitting a bunch of singles and never walking is not a very good offensive attribute to have. His OPS+ was 82. I wouldn't call his season that year a very good one. Actually quite poor.
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soccerforever wrote:goes 2-3 with 2 walks and is now 1 hit away from 200.
Sterling,....really? You must not be a loyal Cubs fan!
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soccerforever wrote:goes 2-3 with 2 walks and is now 1 hit away from 200.
Sterling,....really? You must not be a loyal Cubs fan!
I think it was either a play on words (as in sterling performer) or he was a victim of an "auto correct" feature.
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Since I brought up the players around Pierre when he was the hits leader, here's who Derrek Lee, Albert Pujols, Willie McGee, and Lance Johnson had around them when they were the league leaders in hits:

2005 Cubs
C: Michael Barrett
1B: Derrek Lee
2B: Todd Walker
SS: Neifi Perez
3B: Aramis Ramirez
LF: Todd Hollandsworth
CF: Corey Patterson
RF: Jeromy Burnitz

2003 Cardinals
C: Mike Matheny
1B: Tino Martinez
2B: Bo Hart
SS: Edgar Renteria
3B: Scott Rolen
LF: Albert Pujols
CF: Jim Edmonds
RF: J.D. Drew

1985 Cardinals
C: Tom Nieto
1B: Jack Clark
2B: Tom Herr
SS: Ozzie Smith
3B: Terry Pendleton
LF: Vince Coleman
CF: Willie McGee
RF: Andy Van Slyke

1995 White Sox
C: Ron Karkovice
1B: Frank Thomas
2B: Ray Durham
SS: Ozzie Guillen
3B: Robin Ventura
LF: Tim Raines
CF: Lance Johnson
RF: Mike Devereaux
DH: John Kruk
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Beanie wrote:
Prodigal Son wrote:
soccerforever wrote:goes 2-3 with 2 walks and is now 1 hit away from 200.
Sterling,....really? You must not be a loyal Cubs fan!
I think it was either a play on words (as in sterling performer) or he was a victim of an "auto correct" feature.
I dont think soccerforever is a Cub fan and may have just been doing what fans of red do
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I was actually using a play on words ( I should of put it in Bold ). I was going to using Sterling Cassie but then only Cubs fans ( even some of them would not of known ) that I was poking fun at that *** manager Quade.

P.S. I have been a %$$##@#$$%$%%$$## Cubs fan since 68.
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2005 Cubs
C: Michael Barrett
1B: Derrek Lee
2B: Todd Walker
SS: Neifi Perez
3B: Aramis Ramirez
LF: Todd Hollandsworth
CF: Corey Patterson
RF: Jeromy Burnitz

WOW this line-up was BAD!
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soccerforever wrote: P.S. I have been a %$$##@#$$%$%%$$## Cubs fan since 68.
I feel your &^^%$%(&#$^*&(#$_+**GV &^^$%$%@#*( pain...dont remember when just seems as always... in 1968 a little 8 yr old Washington boy was watching the Cubbies on a Saturday afternoon on NBC prolly saying something like gosh darn it what are you clowns doing!!!
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I would run home from school and my mom would have Vince Lloyd & Lou Boudreau on the radio and I would listen to the last couple innings of the games. I had the honor of listening to them for the next 18 years.
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Bluejaygrad03 wrote:Here's who else was in the line-up with Pierre that season:

C: Michael Barrett
1B: Derrek Lee
2B: Todd Walker
SS: Ronny Cedeno
3B: Aramis Ramirez
LF: Matt Murton
RF: Jacque Jones
This might be the worst outfield the Cubs have trotted out in my lifetime. Murton had a promising half a season after he was called up then did nothing. Not only could Jones not buy a hit when there were runners on base but he could not throw the ball back to the infield on less than three hops. One of the things I recall about Pierre in his year with the Cubs was his inability to get bunts down like he did as a Marlin. Or perhaps it was just that he always seemed to get them down against the Cubs that made me expect him to do it against everyone.

Walker was a clubhouse cancer that never should have been brought into town. For some reason the Cubs brass signed him and ran Mark Grudzielanek out of town despite the great work that Grud did as a Cub. Grud did nothing but play his *** off and shut his mouth while Walker produced little and was more worried about Chip Caray and Steve Stone giving honest analysis and not giving the Cubs little cute nicknames.
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and not giving the Cubs little cute nicknames.
Like our current manager? At least he will only be around for 6 more games.
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soccerforever wrote:
and not giving the Cubs little cute nicknames.
Like our current manager? At least he will only be around for 6 more games.
I would be shocked if he is not back for 2012. No use changing managers when they are going to be horrible again.
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Reggie I guess we will have to see because I see no way he will be back next year.
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Reggie wrote:
soccerforever wrote:
and not giving the Cubs little cute nicknames.
Like our current manager? At least he will only be around for 6 more games.
I would be shocked if he is not back for 2012. No use changing managers when they are going to be horrible again.
No way a new GM keeps him, regardless of which direction they go.
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Takes Chris Carpenter's 2nd pitch to lead off tonight's game for 200. He is just the 10th player since 1900 that was 21 or under to achieve the feat.
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