Monday, April 18, 2016

O is for O'Farrell

Cubs Home run hitters from Aramis to Zimmerman

O is for O'Farrell

Robert "Bob Arthur O'Farrell

Cubs,Cardinals, Giants, Reds 
On September 23,1935 Bob O'Farrell played the last of his 1,492 major league ball games.  666 of these were played with the Cubs in 2 stints on the northside.  He played from 1915 to 1925 with the Cubs and again in 1934.  O'Farrell was replaced by Gabby Hartnett as  the starting catcher for the Cubs  when he was out with an injury.  O'Farrel was traded to the Cardinals in the middle of 1925 campaign.  In 1926 O'Farrell won the NL MVP award for the Cards.  As a Cub, O'Farrell excelled offensively and defensively and hit  27 of his 51 round  trippers for the Cubbies.

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Bob Scotney said...

You can't expect someone from the UK like me to have heard of O'Farrel but I can appreciate the performance of one of the all time greats. Love snippets like this.

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