Today's Featured Cub Announcer: Jack Quinlan
Jack Quinlan was a master of painting a picture with his words, and when he died in a car crash after a golf outing during Spring Training 1965, the Cubs lost one of the best. Since 1967 a charity golf tournament in his name is staged every year to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.
Today's Featured Baseball Card: Joey Amalfitano
Joe Almafitano was born on this day in 1934. He not only played for the Cubs in the mid-60s (64-67), he also managed them twice (1979-1981) as an interim manager after Herman Franks resigned and Preston Gomez was fired. He didn't have a lot of success as a player or a manager, but has been continually employed in baseball his entire adult life. He's currently a special assistant for player development for the San Francisco Giants.
The stats on the back of this card are from the 1964 season, his best with the Cubs: 324 at bats, 78 hits, 19 doubles, 6 triples, 4 homers, 27 RBI, and a .241 batting average.
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He was a 24-year-old catcher in his one big league season (1891). Though he was considered good defensively, he hit only .089 in more than 50 at bats.
~Don Nottebart 1936 (Cubs 1969)
He pitched for five teams and even had a no-hitter in 1963 for the Colt 45s, but Nottebart only got into 16 games with the Cubs in 1969. He tore a muscle in his arm, and his career was over. The last hitter he faced in his big league career was Roberto Clemente.