Cubs 10, Dodgers 8

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hero: Starlin Castro - the best player the Cubs farm system has produced since perhaps Billy Williams - went 4-for-5 with a double and a clutch two-run single during the Cubs' five-run eighth. It was the fifth career four-hit game for Castro, who is now hitting .393, and his second four-hit effort this season. He has a major league leading 10 multi-hit games in 2011 and leads the majors with 35 hits.

Continue Reading »

Greatest Moments: No. 13, Sam Jones' No-Hitter

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

(Editor's Note: Eighteenth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)

There was no denying that Cubs pitcher Sam "Toothpick" Jones had a live arm. The hard-throwing Jones, an imposing figure who stood 6-feet-4, led the National League in strikeouts in 1955 and 1956.

Continue Reading »

100 Worst: No. 98 Claude Hendrix

By Chris Rewers on Monday, November 1, 2010

Pitcher, 1916-20

57-61, 2.84 ERA with Cubs

(Editor's Note: Third in a series identifying the 100 worst Cubs of all-time.)

Where there's smoke, there's fire. Suspicions about Cubs pitcher Claude Hendrix led to the uncovering of the biggest gambling scandal in baseball history - a scandal that nearly destroyed the game.

Continue Reading »

Sincerely, JCB

I founded Agony & Ivy about five years ago for two reasons. First...


A&I Poll



Roster Schedule Standings Stats Tickets