Jim Palmer Beware! Mike Cubbage Has A Bat!!!

Posted November 30th, 2010 by Tom Owens and filed in Jim Palmer, Mike Cubbage, University of Virginia

Mike Cubbage did his best to keep Jim Palmer out of Cooperstown.

Facing the future Hall of Famer, Cubbage teed off on Palmer for a .394 average. He collected 13 hits, according to the ever-trusty http://www.retrosheet.org/.

Cubbage remembered in a fine letter:

“I saw Palmer well. Strange, because he was more of a high fastball pitcher and I was a low fastball hitter. Anyway, also saw his curveball and change-up well.

Thanks for asking,
Mike Cubbage”

Some fans remember Cubbage from his two-sport playing days at the University of Virginia. Nice photo of young “Cubbie!”

One Response to “Jim Palmer Beware! Mike Cubbage Has A Bat!!!”

  1. SquirrelNut says:

    Ever just remember something that happened as a kid? I am 47 now and was just thinking about my grandfather who lived in Melbourne FL and would take me to Spring Training games when I went down to visit. I can’t remember the year, whether Mike was playing for the Rangers or the Twins, but I remember that he had a habit that greatly annoyed my g-father. After EVERY pitch, Mike would stand at first base and take his glove off, look around, then put it back on. Every time my g-father would notice he’d yell “PUT YOUR GLOVE ON CUBBAGE! [PAUSE] THANK YOU!”

    As a grandson it was quite funny, but I imagine the people around us got tired of it!

    Anyway, brought a tear to my eye remembering good times and glad to see that Mike is scouting now.

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