Saturday, August 14, 2010
Cubs Notes - A Star on the Horizon
Entering play today, Cubs rookie shortstop Starlin Castro has 100 hits and a .318 batting average, 1st amongst all National League shortstops. He is 17 at-bats shy of qualifying for the batting title. If he wins, he would be the youngest player in the history of Major League Baseball to accomplish that feat. Two 20 year olds have won batting titles in MLB history -- Ty Cobb in 1907 and Al Kaline in 1955. Both turned 21 the following December. Starlin Castro doesn't turn 21 until next March 24th. The Cubs may be 20 games under .500 but next year and every year after is defintely here in the form of Starl in Castro.