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Cubs Mon Jul 13 2009

Cubs Blast from the Past: Shawon-O-Meter

shawon-o-meter.gifFrom 1989 to 1995, Cub fan David Cihla and family brought a homemade Shawon-O-Meter to to bleachers at Wrigley, displaying star shortstop Shawon Dunston's current batting average.

The Smithsonian Institution, Baseball Hall of Fame and the Chicago History Museum apparently each have one of the signs in their archives. Hopefully the Hall of Fame gets around to adding Dunston himself one of these years.

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