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The Big 3s of the big 3

Cubs/Brewers/Cardinals Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG Baez, J CHC SS 53 218 37 67 17 1 13 34 15 75 2 2 .307 .350 .573 Rizzo, A CHC 1B 50 190 36 55 10 1 15 42 26 32 2 1 .289 .404 .589 Bryant, K CHC 3B 51 191 43 54 15 1 13 35 33 39 1 0 .283 .403 .576 Cain, L MIL CF 53 224 34 59 18 0 4 24 16 39 5 3 .263 .317 .397 Yelich, C MIL RF 50 179 44 56 7 1 21 45 34 38 10 1 .313 .427 .715 Moustakas, M MIL 2B 51 201 34 54 13 0 15 36 17 44 3 0 .269 .332 .557 DeJong, P STL SS 55 204 41 58 17 1 8 26 29 41 4 0 .284 .385 .495 Goldschmidt, P STL 1B 55 211 36 58 4 0 11 26 29 64 0 1 .275 .365 .450 Molina, Y STL C 50 189 18 50 13 0 4 33 7 17 4 0 .265 .294 .397 The …

ISU and UofI in NCAA championship baseball!

Illinois State University #3 (34-24) and University of Illinois #2 (36-19) has made it to the NCAA College World Series field of 64!

The 2019 College World Series begins June 15 and runs through June 25/26, and it'll be back at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska — marking the 70th straight year the city has hosted the event.

The CWS consists of two double elimination brackets. The winners of each faces off in a best-of-three finals series.

In the first round, ISU will face #2 Indiana (36-21) and UoI will face #3 Clemson (34-24)

Larry Jackson (Cardinal/Cubbie) collection

Why I collect Larry Jackson cards:

Silly reasons.
- He played with the Cardinals and the Cubs.
- His card years are in scope with what I collect.
- His cards don't cost an arm and a leg like other good players. This is because most have forgotten him and he is not a HoFer.

Legit Reasons:
- He was popular and a good player. Larry is a 5 time All-Star
- His adjusted earned run average (ERA+) is better than that of a dozen Hall of Famers, including Nolan Ryan.
- He was a game wins league leader in 1964 with Cubs with 24 wins
- He was also a runner up to Cy Young award in 1964
- 1709 carrer strikeouts
- Four top 10 WHIPs years
- - 1957 NL 1.203 (7th)
- - 1960 NL 1.230 (10th)
- - 1961 NL 1.227 (5th)
- - 1964 NL 1.085 (6th)
- He had 149 complete games with 37 shutouts being 1st place in 1966 with 5 shutouts.
- Larry started 38 games in 1960, so he was considered a durable work horse pitcher.

My modest collection:
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Cub's Hitting

Cubs hitting as of May 15th - 40 games in (25 wins - 15 losses): RK Player Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR XBH RBI BB SB AVG OBP 1 Baez, J 2B 40 171 31 55 14 1 11 26 29 10 2 .322 .357 2 Bryant, K 3B 39 146 32 39 12 1 8 21 26 28 1 .267 .400 3 Contreras, W C 37 119 23 36 6 0 10 16 25 18 1 .303 .410 4 Rizzo, A 1B 37 139 25 35 7 1 10 18 29 21 1 .252 .379 5 Heyward, J RF 38 133 18 32 2 2 6 10 18 21 4 .241 .344 6 Almora Jr., A CF 38 114 15 29 5 0 3 8 11 5 2 .254 .292 7 Bote, D 3B 37 109 16 26 7 0 3 10 16 13 0 .239 .328 8 Schwarber, K LF 36 116 13 26 4 0 5 9 11 20 0 .224 .341 9 Descalso, D 2B 36 95 15 22 5 0 2 7 12 11 1 .232 .308 10 Zobrist, B 2B 26 83 12 20 1 0 0 1 10 14 0 .24…

Cubs Leaders 5/3/2019

Interesting Fact: Javier Baez and Sammy Sosa are the only two Cubs in the history of the franchise to have 20+ RBI going into May. RunsWins Baez 25 Brach 3 Rizzo 21 Hamels 3 Contreras 19 Quintana 3 Darvish 2 Hits Hendricks 2 Baez 39 Lester 2 Heyward 28 Chatwood 1 Rizzo 27 Strop 1 DoublesERA Bryant 10 Lester 1.73 Baez 9 Chatwood 2.51 Bote 6 Kintzler 2.60 TriplesStrike Outs Baez 1 Quintana 38 Rizzo 1 Hamels 37 Darvish 33 Home RunsWHIP Baez 10 Kintzler 0.66 Contreras 8 Strop 0.83 Rizzo 8 Lester 0.96 RBIs Baez 25 Rizzo 23 Contreras 19 The clear batting leaders for the Cubs are Baez and Rizzo. Not a clear cut leader for Cubs pitching staff yet.