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Opening Day Countdown: No. 7, Jody Davis

Opening Day is just seven 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 seven—we’ll commemorate some of the best players to wear that number for the Cubs.


Two-time All-Star and former Gold Glove winner Jody Davis sported the No. 7 from 1981-88 with the North Siders. In that time, he hit .251/.313/.416 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with 122 home runs and 467 driven in. Davis is still viewed as one of the franchise’s best all-time catchers. He wrapped up his career with three seasons in Atlanta.

Other Cubs greats to wear the No. 7 extensively include:
Joe Girardi, Gabby Hartnett, Rick Monday and Bobby Murcer. The number is currently worn by outfielder Brett Jackson.

September 2011 Vine Line sneak peek

The September issue of Vine Line takes a distinctly homegrown look at the Cubs, including a cover feature on left-handed relief ace Sean Marshall and expanded minor league scouting reports by Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein.

  • Role play: Willing to do anything for his team, Sean Marshall has grown into a bullpen leader.
  • When baseball returned to Wrigley Field: A decade after 9/11, reflections on how the Cubs and their fans bounced back
  • Come together: Paul McCartney plays historic Wrigley Field.
  • Heart of bronze: Ron Santo‘s passion and play on display in newest statue.
  • Glory Days: 9 innings with Jody Davis.
  • The Profile: Reed Johnson.
  • Stretching Out with Tom Felton.
  • Farm Report: An international flavor at Short-Season Boise.
  • Minors Tracker: An all-new way of tracking the system, including Future Watch by Kevin Goldstein
  • Minor league notebooks and more!

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