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Jan. 19: Important Date In Cubs History

interesting note I saw a friend mention about January 19 in Cubs history.

On This Day In 1977, Ernie Banks was elected into the Hall of Fame.

Now i was only 1 years old when Ernie was elected, so I do not remember how the reaction was, for those who are more seasoned than I am, was there an excitement and buzz like when Dawson or Santo was announced, or was it a lot more mellow of a reaction?

On This Day In 1983, The Cubs made one of their best moves when Ron Cey was acquired from the Dodgers for 2 prospects that never did a thing Dan Cataline & Vance Lovelace.

This trade I vaguely remember, seeing as i was 7 years old, but could not tell you how it was looked at initially, but it is always interesting to think about how BCB might have reacted at the time based on advanced metrics used today. Cantaline never made it out of the minors, where Lovelace did have a 0.00 ERA for his 1.1 in 1989. Neither really accomplished anything and the Cubs for sure won this trade.

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