Chicago Cubs: Five unique records and milestones set by Cubs
Chicago Cubs: Fan-favorite on the North Side had a bigger collection than anyone else in one of the best decades ever.
Ah, the 1990s. Great times they were. Though baseball had its highs and lows with the infamous baseball strike of 1994, the latter part of the decade rejuvenated fans. One thing that stayed consistently good was the bat of longtime Cubs first baseman Mark Grace.
The lefty-batting first baseman was so good; no other player collected more hits in the 1990s than he. One thousand seven hundred fifty-four hits for Grace in the 90s with 364 of them being doubles. Not even Craig Biggio collected more hits or even doubles than Grace did that decade.
Overall, Grace’s slash in the 1990s read as follows: .310/.385/.449 in 1,419 games. Eight of those ten years he hit .300 or better with nine of them being at least over .295.
This is less of a record and more of an accomplishment since there will be only one 1990s. It is not a feat that is talked about too often, but it does make for a good footnote and baseball trivia question. Indeed, close followers of the Cubs will not forget the consistent bat of Mark Grace for a long time.
Can you think of any other good records? Feel free to share them! There are plenty of others out there that are easily missed. Some will stand the test of time while others are waiting to be broken.