By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 29th, 2017
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    A tribute to Bushes, Forrests, Trees, and Woods in honor of Arbour Day… ~Guy Bush 1901 (Cubs 1923-1934) The Mississippi Mudcat got his nickname because he came from Mississippi and had a very strange delivery. It was described like this by F.C. Lane in Baseball Magazine (1930): “On the hu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 18th, 2017
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    In Boston, the third Monday in April is known as Patriot’s Day. We don’t generally celebrate the holiday in Chicago, but this year we’ll make an exception by honoring two Cubs who shared names with our Founding Fathers… ~George Washington “Zip” Zabel 1891 (Cubs 191...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 16th, 2017
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    There haven’t been any Easter Bunnies that played for the Cubs, but there have been a few rabbits… ~Rabbit Maranville 1891 (Cubs 1925) Nicknamed for his speed and rabbit-like leaps, Rabbit Maranville was always a great fielder, but he was even better known for his partying. One time when ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 14th, 2017
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    On Good Friday we tell you about former Cub Wilbur Good… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years after their dynasty (1906-1910) and bef...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 9th, 2017
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    We are not besmirching Palm Sunday. In fact, we’re at church right now. On the other hand, Palm Sunday does seem like the most thematically appropriate day to present for you two Cubs pitchers who famously used the palmball. ~Ray Culp 1941 (Cubs 1967) Ray Culp was already a two-time 14-game win...