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First Blue to score 50 goals

By Dean Criddle

Today’s question: The National Hockey League playoffs start this week with the St. Louis Blues taking on the Chicago Blackhawks. Who was the first St. Louis Blues player to score 50 goals in a season.

Yesterday’s question and answer: The Chicago Cubs had a well-documented and famous trio of infielders in their history who was noted for turning double-plays with a blink of the eye in the early 1900s. Who were these three infielders? The answer: Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Frank Chance. The infamous saying by announcers, "Tinker to Evers to Chance!", was a phrase that went down in history. Tinker was the shortstop, Evers the second baseman, and Frank Chance was their first baseman. The other infielder who never received credit and was involved in many Cub double-plays was Harry Steinfeldt, their third baseman who replaced Doc Casey in 1906. Steinfeldt was the icing on the cake that helped the Cubs' defense take the team to three consecutive World Series, beginning in 1906.

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