Top Cubbies as of 5/14/2016

BAT|PITCH|Rs|Ra|W|L|UR|LR|TeamID
54.5 52.7 213 103 27 8 1.8 2.0 CHN

It's almost as if Cubs' PITCHing staff is competing with
Cubs' BATting staff.  They have been virtually tied
every week.  Although Cubs are #1 in the league for PITCH,
Boston has eeked them out in BAT.  Here's their status:

BAT|PITCH|Rs|Ra|W|L|UR|LR|TeamID
61.0 -9.4 219 161 23 14 4.8 1.5 BOS

At 23-14 BOS might be in the World Series again.

<anti jinx>
A CHN/BOS World Series would make for quite the
Disney story unless the Cubs lose when it
would become another Shakespearean tragedy we
have grown accustom to.
</anti jinx>

+001+ 3.72 Jake_Arrieta_CHN PITCH
+006+ 2.88 Anthony_Rizzo_CHN 1B
+008+ 2.50 Ben_Zobrist_CHN 2B
+010+ 2.33 Jon_Lester_CHN PITCH
+013+ 2.25 Jason_Hammel_CHN PITCH
+027+ 1.83 Kris_Bryant_CHN 3B-LF
+050+ 1.43 Addison_Russell_CHN SS
+071+ 1.28 Dexter_Fowler_CHN CF
+078+ 1.22 Matt_Szczur_CHN LF
+098+ 1.05 Hector_Rondon_CHN PITCH

Now there are four Cubs in top ten with Hammel
and Fowler spending time there earlier.  I
can now do dailies all the way back to 1911 and
will look through all seasons to see if any
team ever did this.  

<anti jinx>
The 1932 Yankees finished the year like this.
+001+ 19.28 Lou_Gehrig_NYA 1B
+002+ 17.35 Babe_Ruth_NYA OF-RF-LF
+007+ 9.45 Ben_Chapman_NYA OF-LF-RF-2B
+011+ 7.67 Lefty_Gomez_NYA PITCH
</anti jinx>

Blast from the Past

I can now do dailies for 1945 so let's
look at this day in 1945.

BAT|PITCH|Rs|Ra|W|L|UR|LR|TeamID 06/01/1945
7.9 -0.3 157 149 18 16 -1.4 1.9 CHN

Snapshot taken 6/1/1945 because they started two
weeks later back then.  Cubs are pretty much
a 0.500 team at this point like they were
at this time last year.  For you old timers
here are top Cubbies this day 6/1/1945.

+046+ 1.20 Phil_Cavarretta_CHN 1B-OF-LF
+053+ 0.99 Claude_Passeau_CHN PITCH
+055+ 0.99 Bill_Nicholson_CHN OF-RF
+059+ 0.90 Hank_Wyse_CHN PITCH
+082+ 0.53 Paul_Derringer_CHN PITCH
+088+ 0.46 Peanuts_Lowrey_CHN OF-LF-CF
+093+ 0.44 Don_Johnson_CHN 2B

There were half as many teams back then so
this would be top 200 today.  Don Johnson retires from
baseball to star as Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice.