Today's Featured Cub: Dirty Jack Doyle
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Today's Featured Baseball Card: Billy Grabarkewitz
Billy Grabarkewitz was born on this day in 1946. Doesn't that Cubs cap look realistic in the pre-Photoshop world? By the time the Cubs acquired the former all-star second baseman in 1974, he was strictly a backup. He played for the Cubs part of the 1974 season, but by the time this card came out in 1975, he had already been released.
The stats on the back of the card are from the 1974 season and read as follows: 155 at bats, 35 hits, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, 14 RBI, and a .226 batting average.
Nickname of the Day: Babe
He passed away in California in 1974.
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He was a second baseman in Chicago for one season and later also played in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, but is apparently no relation to "I Dream of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden.
~Dave Geisel 1955 (Cubs 1978-1981)
Geisel pitched for the Cubs for three seasons, and later also pitched for the Blue Jays and Mariners, and probably never knew that another Cub was born exactly one hundred years before he was. Although he would have understood the "I Dream of Jeannie" reference.