Opening Day Countdown: No. 3 Kiki Cuyler
Opening Day is just three days away. As Cubs fans prepare for pitcher Jeff Samardzija and the rest of the squad to kick off the regular season, we here at Vine Line are counting down the days in a unique way. For every day remaining until the season starts—today’s number is three—we’ll commemorate some of the best players to wear that number for the Cubs.
Kiki Cuyler spent eight seasons manning the outfield for the North Siders from 1928-35 and wore the No. 3 for the final four of those seasons. He was a constant threat on the basepaths, leading the league in stolen bases four times (three with the Cubs). He posted a .325/.391/.485 (AVG/OBP/SLG) line in Chicago and hit 128 home runs during his 18-year career with the Pirates, Cubs, Reds and Dodgers. Cuyler was inducted into the National baseball Hall of Fame in 1968 by the Veterans Committee.