Happy Father’s Day from everyone at the CCO
Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber were productive for their respective teams Saturday night.
Kris Bryant led off the seventh inning of Saturday’s game with a double and ran his hitting streak to nine games. Bryant has reached base safely in each of his last 19 games. Bryant went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a walk Saturday. And according to the Smokies, Bryant has reached base at least two times in each of the last seven games.
For the year, Kris Bryant is hitting .357/.460/.709 with 20 doubles, 22 home runs, 42 walks, 76 strikeouts and a 1.169 OPS in 67 games.
Kris Bryant is the starting third baseman for the North Division All-Star squad. The Southern League All-Star Game is Tuesday, June 17 at AT & T Field in Chattanooga.
Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored Saturday night. Schwarber is 6-for-9 with one home run, six RBI and nine total bases in his first two professional games.
And 50 years ago, one of the worst trades in Cubs history took place with the player the Cubs received in the deal embracing his place in baseball history.
FSL All-Star Game
The North Division beat the South in the Florida State League All-Star Game … and the Daytona Cubs had a hand in the win with Marco Hernandez and Gioskar Amaya delivering big hits in the comeback Saturday night. Gioskar Amaya doubled in the go ahead run after his teammate, Marco Hernandez singled in the tying run.
Gioskar Amaya (1-for-5 with a double and two RBI), Bijan Rademacher (1-for-3), Marco Hernandez (2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI), Felix Pena (one hit allowed in one inning) and Andrew McKirahan (two hits allowed in one inning) played in the game. McKirahan picked up the win for the North Division.
News and Notes
Peter Gammons sees a future filled with promise for the Cubs.
Patrick Mooney asked where does Edwin Jackson fit in after the trade deadline.
Minor News and Notes
Corey Black, Stephen Bruno and John Andreoli will not play in Tuesday’s All-Star Game due to injuries.
To make room on the active roster for Zac Rosscup, the Iowa Cubs placed LHP Jeff Antigua on the disabled list.
The Iowa Cubs losing skid hit five games Saturday night.
This Day In Cubstory
2011 – Cubs released Thomas Diamond
1998 – Sammy Sosa hit three home runs in 6-5 win over the Brewers. Sosa hit 15 home runs in a 16 game stretch. Kerry Wood picked up the victory
1997 – Cubs beat the Brewers 4-3 at Wrigley to win the Interleague series. Frank Castillo allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Cubs drew 112,690 fans for the three games, 7,638 shy of the Wrigley Field record of 120,328 for a three-game series set in 1994 against the Reds.
1996 – Cubs released Doug Jones
1978 – Cubs traded Joe Walls to the Indians for Mike Vail
1969 – En route to setting the NL record of playing in 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams, after fouling a pitch off his foot the day before, hobbled to the plate as a pinch hitter in the Cubs 7-6 loss to the Reds at Crosley Field. It was the first time Williams had not been in the starting lineup during the 878 games of the streak
1964 – Cubs traded outfielder Lou Brock and pitchers Jack Spring and Paul Toth to the Cardinals for pitchers Ernie Broglio and Bobby Shantz and outfielder Doug Clemens
1962 – Phillies signed amateur free agent Ferguson Jenkins
1960 – Cubs traded Walt Moryn to the Cardinals for Jim McKnight
1951 – Cubs traded outfielder Andy Pafko, pitcher Johnny Schmitz, infielder Wayne Terwilliger and catcher Rube Walker to the Dodgers for outfielders Gene Hermanski, pitcher Joe Hatten, infielder Eddie Miksis and catcher Bruce Edwards
1949 – Cubs traded outfielders Peanuts Lowrey and Harry Walker to the Reds for Hank Sauer and Frankie Baumholtz
1949 – Dusty Baker, born
1941 – Cubs purchased Babe Dahlgren from the Boston Braves
1941 – Braves purchased Al Montgomery from the Cubs
1938 – Billy Williams, born
1912 – Babe Dahlgren, born