Chicago Cubs: Five guys you may have forgotten played for them

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Chicago Cubs: Veteran Doug Davis pitched his last MLB games in Chicago

The 2011 Chicago Cubs were a team with no hope, and no future before Theo Epstein came in and changed everything. It was a dark, gloomy year and GM Jim Hendry gave one last meek attempt at contending that just ended with a 71-91 record. Within that bad season was veteran lefty starter, Doug Davis.

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Davis, who was 35 at the time, was in his 13th season as an MLB player. He spent most of it with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers. He had some solid seasons but was overall mediocre/average, pitching to a 4.44 ERA, 4.41 FIP, 1.5 WHIP and 6.7 K/9 in 1,715 2/3 innings.

He came to the Cubs in April of 2011 and would make nine starts. The results were a 6.50 ERA and 1.861 WHIP with 36 strikeouts and 26 walks in 45.2 innings. By far his best game as a Cub was his 7 1/3 inning performance against the New York Yankees as he gave up just one run on three hits and struck out four at Wrigley Field on June 17th. Just a few weeks later he was released after giving up 10 earned runs against the Giants on June 28th.

If Davis were a Cub in his prime, he would probably have stuck around a bit longer. But being 35 in a really bad season briefly is a recipe of forgetting his tenure here.