Carl Lundgren: The Cubs' Cold-Weather King
This article was published in the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal.
All the poetry and folklore of "Tinker to Evers to Chance" notwithstanding, the great Chicago Cubs teams of 1906–10 won their four pennants and two World Series by way of outstanding pitching. The glories of Mordecai "Three Fingered" Brown, Ed Reulbach, Jack Pfiester, and Orval Overall have been widely recognized, and rightfully so. Sadly ignored, however, is right-hander Carl Lundgren, a major contributor to their first two league championship flags (1906–07) and their prior rebuilding period. Not to mention his later accomplishments at the college level. . . .
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