The below pictures were taken at Wrigley Field Chicago on my first of two
trips to see the beloved Cubbies play. I took the trip on Memorial Day
weekend in 1993. They played the Montreal Expos and split the two
games I saw. During the game these pictures were taken there was
almost a three hour delay for rain during the course of the game.
Mark Grace at the plate. Ryne Sandberg at the plate.
Sammy Taylor had a 6 year major league career with mostly the Cubs from
1958 - 1963. He spent part of 1962 with the New York Mets and 1963 with
the Mets and Cincinnati Reds. His claim to fame is he was catching for
the Cubs at Wrigley field on May 13, 1958 when Stan "the man" Musial rapped
his 3000th hit as a pinch hit double becoming only the seventh player to
reach that hit plateau. Sammy finished his career with a .245 avg,
309 hits, 33 HR, 147 RBIs, 127 Runs, a .375 slugging avg., & 101 pinch
hits in 473 games.