Phil Cavarretta: Chicago Cubs Legend Dies At 94

December 19, 2010 by  

Phil Cavarretta, best known for winning in 1945 the National League MVP with the Chicago Cubs, has passed away.

Cavarretta was born and raised in Chicago. At age 17, he was signed by the Cubs as a amateur free agent in 1934. From that day on he built a relationship with the Cubs organization that lasted 20 years.

The lefty had his best year in 1945; besides winning the NL MVP Award and having the best batting average in his career (.355), he took the Cubs to their last World Series appearance where they lost to the Detroit Tigers.

Although he played most of his career wearing the Cubs jersey, this legendary player ended his play...

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