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Most forgotten Cub player

4 years agoStaff Report

Bruce Levine, Len Kasper and Matt Spiegel joined host Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite, to debate over which player is the most forgotten Cub. 

MLB.com wrote that DJ LeMahieu is the most forgotten Cub. He was only on the team for one season in 2011 before being traded to the Rockies. There are plenty of other names who could be voted on as the most forgotten Cub.

Kasper remembers this Cub more as a member of the New York Yankees. 

“Joe Pepitone was quite a celebrity connoisseur of the night-life not only in New York but in Chicago,” Kasper said. “He replaced Ernie Banks at 1st base and he was a Cub from 1970 – 1973. He had a toupee that he called his gamer that he wore during the games. He was the first major league player to bring a hair dryer into the clubhouse.”

Spiegel mentioned a muscled-slugger who was known for his time with the Diamondbacks after spending a pair of seasons with the Cubs.

“Long before Luis Gonzalez was a well-muscled slugger in Arizona, he was a lithe and lanky five-tool outfielder who would hit about .270,” Spiegel said. “Then he goes to Arizona and is part of a great team, wins the World Series with a walk-off and hits 57 home runs in 2001. I remember going ‘Wait, that’s that Luis Gonzalez?’ as I was trying to put it all together.”

Catch Cubs 360 Daily, presented by Miller Lite weeknights at 6 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.

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