Chicago Cubs Baseball Team 1910s
Jimmy Sheckard, Brooklyn Dodgers & Chicago Cubs Outfielder. Jimmy Sheckard played on five pennant winning teams. A left handed batter, he threw right handed and was a noted defensive outfielder during his 17 seasons in the majors, 1897-1913. Sheckard broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers at age 19, and in his first four full years in majors hit .291, .295, .300 and a torrid .353 in 1901 when he led the National League with 19 triples. He captured two NL stolen base crowns with 77 in 1899 and with 67 in 1903. On September 23 and 23 1901 Jimmy Sheckard connected on grand slam homers, one of just four NL players to hit bases loaded homers in two consecutive games. Traded to the Cubs in 1906, his aggressive style of base running helped them win four pennants in five years, 1906-1908, 1910. A first-class leadoff batter, he struck out only 233 times in 7605 at bats, lined 2084 career hits, collected 1135 walks, scored 1296 runs and his 465 career stolen bases places him in the top-50 all-time. Samuel James Sheckard career averages: .275 BA, 354 Doubles, 138 Triples, 54 Hrs and a .375 on base pct. ¡¦Dodgers 1897-98, 1900-01, 1902-05; Baltimore 1899, 1902; Cubs 1906-1912; Cardinals 1913, Reds 1913. Born in Upper Chanceford PA .
Solly Hofman, Outfielder/Infielder Right handed Solly Hofman played on four pennant winners and two World Series winners in his eight years in a Cubs uniform. In the 1908 World Series he hit .306 with six hits in 19 at bats, with a triple, scored twice and had 4 RBIs. In Game 4 he lined a 2-run single to pace the Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Detroit. A fun-loving, all-around athlete, his nickname was Circus Solly. A valuable team player, Solly Hofman played 701 games in the outfield, 198 at second base, 63 at short, 187 at first and 25 at third. For the Cubs from 1907 thru 1911 he hit .267 in 133 games, .243 in 120G, .285 in 153G, .325 in 136G and .252 in 143G and then, was traded to Pittsburgh. Arthur Hofman career stats: .269 BA, 162 Ds, 60 Ts, 19 Hrs, 1094 hits in 4070 at bats, 208 stolen bases, 421 Walks, 102 strikeouts. Pittsburgh 1903, 1912-13; Cubs 1904-12; Brooklyn and Buffalo of the Federal League 1914-15; NY Yanks 1916; Reds 1916. Born in St. Louis.
Jack Pfiester, Chicago Cubs Pitcher Left handed. Jack Pfiester had four seasons of an earned run average of 2.00 or better while pitching for the Cubs during the early-days of the 1900s. In 1906 his 19-6 record, 1.56 ERA helped Chicago win the pennant. In 1907 Jack Pfiester turned in a major league leading 1.15 ERA and went 15-9 for the year. In Game 2 of the 1907 World Series he tossed a complete game 3-1 victory over Detroit. Jack Pfiester went 12-10 with an even 2.00 ERA in 1908, however he started and lost Game 3 in the Series, again against Detroit, when Ty Cobb lined four hits helping the Tigers win the game 8-3. The Cubs did go on to win the Series 4-games-to-1. The left-hand Pfiester went 17-6, with a 2.43 ERA in 1909. In the 1910 World Series he pitched scoreless ball for 6 2/3 innings in relief in a losing 12-5 cause to the old Philadelphia A's who took the Series in 5 games. John Pfiester career: 70-45 record, 2.04 ERA, 149 Games, 128GS, 75GC, 503 Ks, 293 Walks, 869 hits allowed in 1058 1/3 innings. Pittsburgh 1903-04; Cubs 1906-1911. Born in Cincinnati
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