This week in Chicago Cubs history


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Dennis Wierzicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzicki - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO — Every week we will look at historical events that happened on the calendar dates of a given week and pick out a few that stand to us. This week is all about a couple of Cubs players and their accomplishments with Billy Williams and Darwin Barney.

On September 7th, of the year 2010, the Cubs honored Sweet Swinging Billy Williams with a statue of his likeness outside of Wrigley Field. Ernie Banks, Glenn Beckert, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins and the reverend Jesse Jackson were all in attendance. Williams finished his career with 426 Home Runs, 1,475 RBI’s and a .290 batting average.

On September 8th, 2012 infielder Darwin Barney set an NL record for most games played without committing an error. Darwin would later go on to win the Gold Glove at second base. For a team that went 61-101, Barney was a bright spot on the field for a lot of Cubs fans during a dark rebuilding time.

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