Monday, May 16, 2011

The JOBC Contest

We'll be hearing a lot about the 1918 World Series this week because the Cubs will travel to Fenway for the first time since 1918. That 1918 Cubs team featured a first baseman that was one of the best known players in the league at the time...and not for a good reason.

What was his name?

The first person that e-mails me the correct answer at will win a commemorative Greg Maddux 3000th strikeout scorecard, an autographed copy of the excellent baseball novel "The Pitch" (by Hank Owens), plus a t-shirt from the Just One Bad Century catalog.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Bill Whitburn, the first person to e-mail me the correct answer. He knew that Fred Merkle, the notorious Boner or Bonehead, was the first baseman on that 1918 World Series Cubs team. (Read all about Boner's story here.)

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