Gabby Hartnett

Hartnett, circa 1925
Hartnett's plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hartnett's grave at All Saints Cemetery

American professional baseball player and manager.

- Gabby Hartnett

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Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

That 1930 club, which boasted six eventual hall of fame members (Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, George "High Pockets" Kelly, Kiki Cuyler and manager Joe McCarthy) established the current team batting average record of .309.

Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559

Homer in the Gloamin'

Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559

The Homer in the Gloamin' is one of the most famous home runs in baseball folklore, hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs near the end of the 1938 Major League Baseball season.

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935

Dizzy Dean

American professional baseball pitcher.

American professional baseball pitcher.

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935
Dizzy Dean 1933 Goudey baseball card.
Dizzy Dean's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The victory cut the Pirates' lead to a half game and, set the stage for one of baseball's most memorable moments when in the next game of the series, Cubs player-manager, Gabby Hartnett, hit his famous "Homer in the Gloamin'" to put the Cubs into first place.

1938 Chicago Cubs season

The 67th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 63rd in the National League and the 23rd at Wrigley Field.

The 67th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 63rd in the National League and the 23rd at Wrigley Field.

On July 20, Wrigley named 37-year-old Gabby Hartnett as the team's player-manager, replacing Charlie Grimm.

1935 Chicago Cubs season

The 64th season for the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 60th in the National League and the 20th at Wrigley Field.

The 64th season for the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 60th in the National League and the 20th at Wrigley Field.

Gabby Hartnett was the first National League catcher to win the MVP Award.

(C) Catcher's position behind home plate

Catcher

Position for a baseball or softball player.

Position for a baseball or softball player.

(C) Catcher's position behind home plate
Uni-President Lions catcher Kao Chih-kang preparing for a game
Catcher Matt Wieters blocks runner Derek Jeter from tagging home plate.
1904 US Patent for Catcher Protective Equipment
A catcher in customary squatting position (wearing a "hockey-style" mask) prepares to receive a pitch.
Vic Willis wearing an old-fashioned catcher's mask.

Gabby Hartnett

A still of Ruth pointing during the at-bat. Root's back is turned to Ruth at that moment.

Babe Ruth's called shot

Much-debated moment in baseball history, the home run was hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Much-debated moment in baseball history, the home run was hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

A still of Ruth pointing during the at-bat. Root's back is turned to Ruth at that moment.
The Baby Ruth sign outside Wrigley Field, as seen during the 1935 World Series, three years after the "Called Shot." Note the 440-foot marker in the center field corner. Ruth's hit went to the right of it and farther back.

Root's teammate, catcher Gabby Hartnett, also denied that Ruth called the shot.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

1935 World Series

The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances.

The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

In Game 2, Greenberg collided with Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett and broke his wrist, sidelining him for the rest of the Series.

1938 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 57th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise and their 52nd in the National League.

The 57th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise and their 52nd in the National League.

The Pirates maintained a seven-game lead in the NL on September 1, but went 12–16–1 for the rest of the season and relinquished the lead to the Chicago Cubs on September 28, losing to the Cubs on Gabby Hartnett's "Homer in the Gloamin'".

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

1935 Detroit Tigers season

The 1935 Detroit Tigers won the 1935 World Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2.

The 1935 Detroit Tigers won the 1935 World Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
Detroit Celebrates

The Tigers evened the Series in Game 2, with an 8–3 win, but the Tigers lost Hank Greenberg who fractured his left wrist when colliding with Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett.