1964 Chicago Cubs Season

1964 Chicago Cubs Season

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1964 Chicago Cubs finished in eighth place in the National League, as they went 76-86, 17 games behind the NL and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Offseason: On February 13, Ken Hubbs, who had been the Cubs starting second baseman in 1963, was killed in a plane crash. He was replaced by Joey Amalfitano, who was acquired from the San Francisco Giants a few weeks later. Regular season: On June 15, the Cubs made one of the most infamous deals in baseball history, remembered today simply as "Brock for Broglio." There were six players involved in all, but the most prominent players involved were pitcher Ernie Broglio, who came to the Cubs from the St. Louis Cardinals, and outfielder Lou Brock, who went to the Cardinals from the Cubs. While Broglio was a serviceable starter for the rest of 1964, he would post ERAs over 6 in each of the next two seasons, and was out of baseball altogether by the end of 1967. Brock went on to star for the Cardinals for the next fifteen years, and eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame. It is to this day often held up as an example of a lopsided trade outcome.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135892193
  • 9786135892192