Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dismantling a Dynasty

On this day in 1911, exactly one hundred years ago, the Chicago Cubs began dismantling their dynasty when they sold Harry Steinfeldt to the Boston Braves.

Who was Harry? He was the Pete Best of the Cubs most famous infield that included Tinker, Evers and Chance. But Harry was more than an extra. He was the MVP of the 1906 pennant winners, an excellent fielder (like the others), and probably their top clutch hitter during the seasons they went to 4 World Series in 5 years.

His name just wasn't poetic enough. Try rhyming Steinfeldt sometime.

By the way, he's the one on the far left in this picture. You may have seen the picture before with his body cropped out.

It ain't easy bein' a Steinfeldt.