By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 5th, 2017
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    ~Rube Novotney 1924 (Cubs 1949) Novotney was a University of Illinois product who got one short cup of coffee with the Cubs in 1949. He was a backup catcher who appeared in 22 games. He hit .269 in his limited appearances. Rube also played nine seasons in the minor leagues. ~Tony Jacobs 1925 (Cubs 19...